Been on a roll recently! Always wanted to try and early alder CE. Found this on auction and pulled the trigger. Now... it has arrived. All original and with all case candy and original documents and warranty, tag etc. So far so good. Looks nice, unusual fiery red mild quilt top. Happy so far. No check out the frets...uh oh... now in the ad it specifically states loads of life left. Someone else asked how much left and he said "Not really worn at all". Now I understand not everyone is a guitar expert but come on! The rear strap pin also fell straight out! So dangerous! The good part is it does sound pretty darn fantastic! I guess that is why it was played to death. I could possibly return it (although they are very funny about that here) as I did specifically ask if it was Mahogany or Alder and they replied Mahogany (I knew it was alder) so I could use that as an absolute reason to return it. I like it though, but a refret devalues it as a guitar (although I guess not a CE not much!) Plus it will take a few weeks and around $300. So what would you do? I do like it but I wanted it to be in better condition. As a player it is awesome. But I don't particularly want to refret it. Ask to split the cost? Ask for the full repair amount? Return it (I would still be out shipping and some fees etc) Keep as is and ask for some money back? So how much do you think this guitar is worth in this condition? Anyway...pics!!! Check out the fret wear! Even my '53 Les Paul didn't have wear like that!