90's Classic Premium plus Flat frets

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It's been a while since I've had one of these in stock condition but this belongs to a customer. He's the original owner and say's that's the way he bought it. This is not the fretless wonder but anyone else seen this? I'm not sure if I should even crown them.
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Well I did manage to crown these but the frets are on the way out and some are well worn than others. Lot of dents on the cowboy chord for sure.

Anyone see these type of frets from the early 1990-1993 Classics?
 

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No, but my 1970 ES335 has flat frets like those. They look factory to me. I'm reticent to have my tech do anything to them. Lotta metal left.
 

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I have a '95 Standard that's not too far off from that...and that's the way it came, new.
 

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I have a '95 Standard that's not too far off from that...and that's the way it came, new.
These are pretty strange and I wonder if an original 1957-1960 came this way. Customer guitar is a First Gen 1993 Classic premium plus and from what I recall this was essentially an unofficial 1960 reissue.

I did manage to level and crown but not as much as I would like due to little amount of material that's left. He's pushing the refret for as long as possible. Squared and soft frets for sure but would hurt your fingers if you slide up the neck but the crown did help that.
 

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It's been a while since I've had one of these in stock condition but this belongs to a customer. He's the original owner and say's that's the way he bought it. This is not the fretless wonder but anyone else seen this? I'm not sure if I should even crown them. View attachment 608405
What year in the 90s?

I have a 1996 Classic Premium Plus and the frets are nothing like this. I had Dan Erlewine do some maintenance on it back in the early 2000's, but I don't think he had to do much to it.

I have my doubts about the owner saying this is how it came stock. I'd say it's been leveled more than a few times.
 

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What year in the 90s?

I have a 1996 Classic Premium Plus and the frets are nothing like this. I had Dan Erlewine do some maintenance on it back in the early 2000's, but I don't think he had to do much to it.

I have my doubts about the owner saying this is how it came stock. I'd say it's been leveled more than a few times.
Customer guitar is a First Gen 1993 Classic premium plus. I agree with you but I think I've come across a picture of a 92 classic with the same frets a while back.

The 1st fret was the only one to be somewhat rounded. At least I was able to take the edges off so it makes sliding your fingers much comfortable instead of beating them.
 

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