So I've had my Baritone Special HH for a few months now and I've noticed that on the first fret it has some grooves cut lengthwise into it from the first wound string, caused from where I've been bending an E Chord (same shape as an A Chord in standard tuning) while learning to play boom boom by John Lee Hooker.
Since this is my first guitar I just wanted to ask if that kind of fret wear is normal? I started reading about fingerboard radius today and I've read that 7.25 is not exactly ideal for bending, especially at the top of the neck I'm sure. But I just wanted to make sure I wasn't causing damage to the frets that I could prevent somehow. Or if thats just par for the course when playin' the blues hehe
I've been switching between GHS Boomers and Nickel wound Ernie Ball strings trying to decide which I like better.
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