So I'm thinking about getting a nice new bass and having my old bass de-fretted by my local luthier. The bass is a Warwick Rockbass Corvette $$ 5-string. I've had him do some work for me in the past, so I know he does good work. Anyone who has had this done (on any bass) have any input? How does the fretboard hold up? It's not ebony. It's rosewood, I believe. Does a once fretted bass play well after it has been defretted?