Last week I bought a Squire Affinity J Bass for 60 bucks on Ebay. I was wanting to use it as an experiment in removing the frets and doing a bunch of mods to the electronics. Basically, I was buying an inexpensive project that I could tear up and not feel TOO bad about it.
Today it was delivered and when I opened it up, the frets had already been removed!!!! You couldn't tell from the pictures and I never thought to ask if it had frets....LOL. Anyways, the bass plays pretty well...I just need to fill in the spaces where the frets were.