Rick, does the string still sound dead when you fret it or only when played open? Try fretting it at the 3rd, 7th and 12th frets. I'm wondering if one of the frets has popped up slightly or has a high spot, which might deaden the string as it vibrates.
Your problem might be a good one to bring to the Acoustic Guitar Forum that Ken has linked on Crossroads.
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