I know it's a fairly recent development in both cases (Fullerton's "George & Leo" book, published in '05 repeatedly refers to the fact that everything there is done by hand just like the good ol' days--which I found kind of amusing), but does anyone know roughly when the CNC and PLEK processes were embraced by G&L? Just curious really. I have a bass that I'm guessing is "on the cusp" of this technology, probably an early to mid '06 model (haven't pulled the neck yet). If that one wasn't PLEKed, it's got to be the finest hand fretwork I've ever come across. The CNC thing, I think, is harder to detect. Also, anyone have an idea what it costs to have a bass PLEKed after the fact? Can they do this on a neck that shows some fret wear that would otherwise be a suitable candidate for crowning?