Laudiesdad69 wrote:I would caliper it but the last time I did that, the caliper left a mark. Oh, kamikazepilot, the frets on the 4NE are crowned flat.i guess you could say it's the "Les Paul" of classical guitars lol. Don't try and have them crowned round, you won't have any fret left to play on since they are really small.
I also play an electric (An RS custom Brian May replica) that has a thickness of 1 and 1/4 inch at the point between the zero fret and the first fret. I like em big and thick. My 4NE has a sultry, womanly tone. I call it Gohar. Its a girl but she's a little chunky.
I also think you should contact Ramirez in Spain directly and ask about this and show them your picture of the fret. I checked both of my Ramirez and none of the frets are flat like that, but you said that every one you tried had these issues. It seems odd to me. I wonder if the US distributer is "setting up" the guitars before they ship to the stores. I bought both mine in Canada and my 130Anos had never been opened from the factory by anyone before I was there opening it with the salesperson. I can see a few frets being a little flatter than others if they were too high for some reason when they got levelled, but none should be too flat. Unless your picture exaggerates the flatness somehow, it just doesn't seem right. It might be worth investigating. I'm just not sure why yours has such flat frets when every other Ramirez I have seen doesn't seem to have this issue. Mind you, I haven't inspected them all that close up. But, I know the frets have felt fine while I have played them.
In the end, as long as the guitar plays and feels ok then everything is fine.