1 ruger9 1 year ago I trust you guys....I know, I know. Only I can answer the question. But it's a tough question. I'd like some insight from others who have made this same decision...My #1, a '93 Am.Std. Tele, maple neck. If the house were burning down, I'd go back in for her. The frets are only 3 years old, but the divets in 1st position and a ding on the 12th (the guitar fell over once), require a level and crown that would take too much fret off for me. I like medium jumbos, and I love jumbos. Don't want anything smaller, and the frets on there WOULD be smaller by a noticeable bit, according to repair guy.I love the neck. I love it more than my MIM neck (which is excellent as well), and my Squier neck (which is still pretty darned good.) A re-fret is quoted at $500. I'm sure that's not high, but... when I can get a new MIM neck for $200.... TWO of them, actually! Thing is, I don't want a new neck. I don't even want this one planed to look new (which they said "might have to be done, because the 90s fender poly chips off)... I want the guitar to look old together.... I wouldn't want the finish touched.If money were no object, I'd refret it. But money IS an object. Oh, I can come up with the $500, or I could put that neck on the backburner, spend $200 on a new MIM, and then use the remaining money for what I had in mind: some luthier tools so I can start doing my own work (first acquisition will be a set of nut slotting files).Part of me says go ahead with the refret, but specify stainless steel, at least that way I'll get alot more wear out of them.... not sure how many sizes SS frets come in...Of course I could go ahead with the level & crown, and pray the frets don't shrink too much.... $125 I could be putting towards a new neck or a $500 refret tho...Please share your experiences and thoughts on the matter.