Hey everyone, I recently got a player Tele for my birthday. I really like the guitar so far, the only downside to it for me is when I go from playing my USA Strat to playing the Tele, I can really feel the roughness of the frets on the neck. There is a luthier in town that's really good but he is generally hard pressed to find time to take on more work. I tried scheduling an appointment for him to wax pot some pickups I have in an old 60's Japanese guitar. It went on for so long trying to take it to him, I just decided to buy some wax and do it myself. It went well and was a nice little project for me. So the question I need to ask: If someone is inclined to learn and do it themselves, is it worth it to dress your own frets? I am guessing I would need to at least buy some files, which may be as much as a luthier would charge to do it? This is the only guitar I currently own that would need done, so barring any future purchases, I wouldn't see much return on investment in files because of repeated application. If it makes any difference, it is only the finishing on the ends of the frets, specifically on the bottom of the board, that I would want to smooth out.