What's the average life of new frets? I bought a nearly new instrument 8 years ago. I'm just having the frets dressed for the second time. Looks like I could expect 2-3 dressings on a set.
I'm buying another (older) used instrument from a highly reputable shop. It's frets have just been dressed for the sale but the next time they'll need replacement. The replacement price from the same shop is around $300-350 for a bound fretboard. That includes everything - nut, setup, etc. and is probably on the high side. What's the going rate or what have you paid?