Even between two Gibson LP models of the same year (1992) the differences are well noted. The guitar care is important, let’s see why.
Setting up regularly is perhaps the most important variable, to have a performance guitar or bass that does not lose value over time
These two Gibsons have been changed the frets (the same dimensions for both) we reviewed the setups pretty much the same, but the playability of the instruments is still very different. The non-care of an instrument leads to make it less efficient at the fingerboard, neck and timbre.
A neck left untouched over time, can become very tenacious, but in the wrong position (upbow, backbow, or worst). Wood, by its nature, can bend in various points and can twist itself. The pickups can be demagnetized or broken. The metal parts (bridge and tuners) can oxidize to the point where they can no longer be used. And we could go on like this, listing other degenerative possibilities.
The conclusion is, let yourself be seen occasionally by a luthier. Spending 50 dollars for a setup is an insurance, as well as a professional intervention.