Looks great, I can't recommend stainless steel frets enough, especially on older Ibbys that have been ground flat from playing. Its costly but it pays off in the long term. The golden question, do you hear any noticeable difference in tone now? Disregarding that notes will now ring clearer and buzz free now.
Originally Posted by samark
No they can't. Fretwork is becoming a lost art on guitars nowadays when its arguably the single most important aspect after tuning stability. Everyone goes ape over stainless steel frets without understanding they are a serious problem when not installed and polished properly, companies churn out $4k+ guitars with badly dressed ends, Ibanez even pushed out hundreds of guitars last year where the ends were just snipped off and left jagged but dealers, techs and players didn't even notice.
There is a lot more than just getting it even over the board which is a flawed approach to begin with. So many people don't understand what makes great fretwork and thats why so many companies/builders drop the ball on it.