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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Classic Custom Frets

    Hi Guys

    It's been awhile. I had to sell my Custom many years ago to keep business going. Anyway, just took delivery of a new Classic Custom and to me the frets appear kind of flat. Is this the way Gibson now dresses frets for this range of guitar, or Plek system?

    Also, I think the top looks great. Wrothy of no pick guard?

    Thanks



    Last edited by Dale O; 12-17-12 at 01:38 PM.

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    Les Paul Forum Member veeman's Avatar
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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    Always no guard. Looking good as is.

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    Les Paul Forum Member D'Mule's Avatar
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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    Are all the frets like that or just at the end? Definitely ground down with no attempt to crown them.
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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    All are like that, consistent top to bottom and side to side. Purchased from Music Zoo so I know it's not a second. Just find it odd that there is no crown.

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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    Here are the frets on my 2012 Studio for comparison if it helps.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    Mine are more of the school bus profile I've read about, high - last fret is the flattest. The flatter areas of all frets are where the frets meet binding. Very consistent so not sure if this is acceptable or should return. While doing a search I've read a few other posts on other forums about flat frets but no conclusion really given.
    Last edited by Dale O; 12-18-12 at 05:12 AM.

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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    other then the look how does it play ?

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    It actually plays great! That's what surprised me, always thought you needed a domed top to play well.

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    Re: Classic Custom Frets

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale O View Post
    It actually plays great! That's what surprised me, always thought you needed a domed top to play well.
    That's what I used to think, too. I used to grind down my frets with vibrato and bends and then spend good money to crown them.

    Now I just grind them down and it plays like butta.
    '94 Gibson LP CS Standard
    '02 Gibson LP '58 CA
    '03 Gibson Firebird CS Non-Reverse
    '05 Gibson LP '54
    '06 Gibson LP '58 VOS
    '12 Squier Bullet Strat
    '14 Squier '51
    '14 Epiphone Genesis Pro
    '92 Washburn D17SCE
    '70s Val Dez Classical
    5F1A Tweed
    V Series V1512
    #698 THD Univalve
    Crate V5 (OpAmp Mod)
    Crate V33 (SLO Mod)

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    But the forum is...still a great place to hang out if you want to chat about guitars or blindside and humiliate unsuspecting chumps with our endless supply of vitriol.

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