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Old 12-17-12, 12:42 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-17-12, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: Classic Custom Frets

Always no guard. Looking good as is.
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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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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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Old 12-17-12, 09:32 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-18-12, 05:01 AM   #6
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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.
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Re: Classic Custom Frets

other then the look how does it play ?
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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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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.
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