I used to own a Carvin with stainless frets... loved the way they felt. They take much longer to wear, don't need polishing, and bends feel unbelievably smooth. My Florentine is only a couple years old, but already has some significant fret-wear. I could have had the stock frets leveled, but I decided to just go with stainless. I'll probably never have to worry about the frets again. Can't wait to get my hands on it. It should be ready early next week.