aaah just got back from John Haire.
He is SUCH a nice bloke!
His workshop was hard to find, but there was a guitar shop near by so I asked them (turns out it was 100yards on the other direction
I showed him the guitar, and the 1st thing he done was run a straight ruler along the fretboard. He done some measuring and said "Neck is nothing to worry about, in fact the twist is hardly there".
Now onto the refret. He told me it does NOT need refretting as the fret heights are about 1.8-1.9 and he said it is when they get about 0.x then I should think about it. He did say he needs to give it a fret dress tho - level out all the frets, set up the locking nut bit and set the action properly.
All in all, instead of paying Ģ120-Ģ140, I only have to pay Ģ68 (fretdress, strings, LoPro setup etc) for all the work.
He isn't gonna do the action until I pick it up this saturday as he wants me to sit down with it and tell him how *I* want the action, then he will do it on the spot.
He showed me a guitar he made. WOW - VERY nice. It was like a PRS and the tone was outstanding! I wanted it :~(
So all in all, no re-fret needed and I will have my baby back on Saturday!
Highly recommended if you live in the UK.