As long as I've been playing guitar and as many guitars as I've owned over the years, I've never had to have any fret work done like frets dressed or replaced. Now, I have a problem with my Cruz. The first E string is dead when fretted on 3rd fret. Can anyone tell by looking at the pic below if fret replacement is in order, or could someone fix this problem without replacing frets. What's a ballpark cost of replacing, say, the first 5 frets?
Thanks for your opinions.