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The frets will cause a little back bow in the fret board as the tangs push the slots apart – a little mist of water and some weight relieves the back bow! The picture doesn’t show that the fret board is being held up by each end so the “sag” is set in the center.

It makes no difference how the frets are installed, the fret board will back bow. I like to straighten this before I glue the fret board to the neck, the straighter the better!