I've had cheapo guitars with 12" fretboard and C shape necks for years and thought (ney, believed) these were the easiest to play (internet told me so) until I've bought me a Fender Vintera 50's Tele Modified and Fender Vintera 50's Strat. Both have soft V necks and Tele 9,5" fretbaord and the Strat 7,25". I find the Strat easiest of the two, even bending, and lead parts and chords all flow like milk and honey. All Im saying is do not trust the internet if they say 7,25" fretboard radius and V shape necks are hard to play Test for yourself and see. Also these two models needed no extra modding on my part. Perfect out of the box!