Ok... Before I start, I know the short answer is to replace the nut. I may do that down the road, but for the most part it plays fine. The grooves have been professionally recut to put allow the string height to be even at the 1st fret and it plays extremely well. I don't have nut files, so for now I'd have to have a luthier replace the nut and it's not cheap around here.
But here's the thing... The lower image is my Epiphone. You can see the strings are buried. My Chibson came in the same way but has since been replaced (upper image). The question is:
Does it do any good to file off the TOP of the nut to expose the tops of the strings, or go with the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
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