Mine’s fretless as well. It’s my first fretless instrument. I’m finding that the transition has been fairly smooth, but for certain songs with more chording (typical of the more modern songs I learn), I still prefer frets. Fretless sure is a really fun way to play, though, especially on the older tunes. The gourd kit was a lot of fun to put together, so I’m saving up now for the classic minstrel kit. Overall, I’d have to say that I couldn’t be much happier with the gourd banjo.