I just thought post this to see what the feedback would be like:
I have a Gitane 250M, the petite bouch with all maple sides and back. The fret markers on the top edge neck and on the fingerboard are European style - 5, 7, 10, 12.
I thought I could think my way through the 10 fret marker, but my other primary guitar ( a beautiful Dell'Arte Homage ) is fret marked western style at 5, 7, 9, 12. In the heat of playing, I tend to get flummoxed by the european marker.
I am planning to have a luthier move the fret marker back one fret. The plan is fill the existing marker either with a plug, or a black marker to simply blend in. A new white marker will be installed at position 9. The markers on the top of the neck will be adjusted also.
Currently I have majik-markered out the top edge and put a dot of White Out fret 9. This helps if I keep the fretboard tilted away from me, but if I glance at the fingerboard the the trouble starts.
The initial quote is between 100$ and 200$ to do this.
Has anyone else done this?
What say you???