These are fretted and ready to install. For best playability we reccomend a fret level and polish, and re-seating and properly cutting the nut.
We've sold many thousands of these and can tell you they create great playing guitars! These are our budget line of bodies and necks, and you WILL have to polish these to a final, high gloss. Finish quality is decent on these, but expect some very small imperfections under the clear coat, but they build into GREAT sounding and playing guitars the price CANNOT be beat!