I recently took my 40 year old Yamaha classical in to the local luthier to tinker with the tuning pegs and action, so I also took my recently purchased SWS Maritime Mini Jumbo for a quick look-see as well.
I was having trouble keeping it in tune with a capo on and he discovered that the middle 6 or so frets had been filed down slightly to compensate for a possibly misaligned tension rod. He immediately got on the phone to the shop where I bought it and arranged for a warranty fret dressing, bypassing the stage where I would have to take it to the shop then they would farm it out to who knows who and leave me wondering when it would return!
I left it with the luthier, who will also lower the action a bit, and shoud have it back in 3 days. I suppose it doesn't hurt to take any new instrument in for a look over, and regularily over the years, as the cost is minimal and keeps small problems from becoming major repairs!
Last post on this topic. I have a picture of a "B-stock" Godin label - some guy trying to sell this online - http://acapella.harmony-central.com/sho ... ric-Guitar
Hopefully, he just doesn't know...