I have an Avalon AS201CE (Silver Series) and the third fret is worn down by the high E string from pushing the strings down too hard (I guess I don't know my own strength)...I took it back to the dealer where the guitar was purchased (they always service all of my guitars) and they said that they have adjusted the truss rod as much as they can to get any buzzes out and due to the worn fret, that I would have to replace the frets. They suggested that I put in stainless steel frets since I play so hard. They don't do the work there, but they gave me the name of a local professional who can do the job for about $200.
My question is three-fold. First, is it recommended to put stainless steel frets on my guitar? Second, will it void my warranty if I do this? Lastly, is this a common problem; I haven't seen any other posts about it?