I had a similar issue with the frets although on the 60s pau Ferro board. No ends covered in lacquer or glue, but razor sharp frets all the way along the the high E edge. Luckily I bought a file a few weeks before for one of my Jazzmaster' s. It really sucks that these are getting through quality control at Ensenada. These are supposed to be top end MIM Fender guitars, people shouldn't have to piss around filing frets on upmarket products. Come on Fender if you read these forums and address the issue. You are quick enough to take our money, make the goods up to standard, it's not much to ask?