Originally Posted by Jazzhands
That's because the extended ec29/ec36 is so jam packed up there they couldn't fit anything else though.
I can see it in very uncommon specialty cases, and Mandolin is a fair point, since large/fat finger might make that really hard to play. But I think in standard electric guitar, it's uncommon to the point where I have no clue why he mentioned it.
Paying for a refret like that seems the most direct route to crippling buyers remorse.
Can it work in theory? Sure.
How different is it really than scalloping the upper frets? That's up for the player to decide.
In all seriousness though, I've never seen anyone else offer this advice in an article that is "basic things you should know about getting a refret".
It seems like fucking terrible advice. That's not even getting into resale. I mean, he could have said, "Sometimes certain allowances have to be made in the upper frets depending on hand size for the most comfortable playing experience". I agree with that. I prefer tall skinny frets to jumbos, especially on gibsons. But it works best when the whole guitar is the same fretwire.
He didn't say that though. He said, "You can use different sized or shaped frets for different parts of the neck."
Which seems like fucking awful advice.