The only think you would need to do is lightly oil the fingerboard with some fingerboard oil ... but unless you have a problem in another area there should be no need to do anything else .... well change strings too lol
Difficult question... I'm not sure.
I don't remember how she really sounded when I bought her. I just fell in love since the very first note.
I know that I'm still in love with her and that today the sound is brilliant.
I came from a couple of guitars with a very bad bad sound in the 5th string. Completely 'muffled'.
The Avalon is full of sound in every string. (when strings are new). Better than the first day? Probably, but I don't know.
ItÂ´s like a boy. When you see him every day you don't realise he is growing.