So, I received my new Schecter Hellraiser C-7 12 days ago. When I played it at home, a few days ago, I had a somehow strange feeling, but yesterday, playing the first rehearsal, it was pretty hardcore - the frets were pretty sharp, from around the ~7th/8th fret all the way up. I didnt really feel it that much when I played at home, becasue I was sitting, but playing stood up, and the neck really rests in my hand, it was almost painfull.
Now, I wrote the guy from the shop I bought it from, and he told me that I should check the humidity in the rehearsal room and at home, and if its too low, get a moisturizer.
Of course, I know and understand that wood "works", especially under extreme conditions (temperature and humidity), but I have no problem on my other guitars. (actually, just having rechecked it...2 frets on my old Schecter seem to be just a BIT too long/sharp/whatever...but hardly feelable, nowhere near the new one)
Have some of you expereinced something similar? I play guitar for over 15 years now, but this is really the first time this happens to me...(tough, I'm not sure I would have noticed something like that a few years ago haha :-/ )
EDIT: thread title fail: I meant "effect", not "affect".
Yes, this is common in the winter time when the air is really dry.
The wood shrinks from lack of moisture.
So having a small humidifier, in the room you keep it in, will help the board to re-moisturize and expand back.
It's also good not to leave the guitar out during the winter time.
One should really put the guitar back in it's case after use. This will help reduce the effect on the fretboard from the room being dry.
Also, oil your board.
I usually oils mine twice a year. End of fall, before winter begins. In early spring right after winter's over.
Anyways, if you oil your board, put the guitar in a humidified room, and put the guitar in it's case when you're done, after a couple weeks the fretboard should go back to normal.