High areas marked. This is the SLATHX3-8 with Duncan passives. Most of those high spots aren't that noticeable, but the 2nd, 9th, and 12th frets are the biggest culprits. It's almost as if whoever was working on the frets dropped all the frets on the floor after bending them and never sorted them before sticking them in... and then never bothered to level them. Is it normal to get something like this from the factory for Jacksons? The only way to avoid notes from fretting out is to raise the action out of my comfort zone. There is no point to this thread. I just wanted to rant. On the other hand, I also own a Jackson JS32-8 that plays beautifully, so this one must have been a lemon. I do not believe Jackson will be covering this issue via warranty. This guitar was manufactured in 2014. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I have no experience with leveling fretboards with a compound radius so I will have to do them one by one.