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I'm searching for a strat with a 14" radius

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  1. jutter

    jutter Strat-Talker

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    i'm searching for a strat with a 14" radius. Which Fender got a 14" radius?
     
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    madmat But I digress Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The American Deluxe has a compound raius fretboard with 9.5" at the first fret and 14" at the last. That's probably the only factory Fender guitar with anything 14". They have a few with 12" though or you could go custom shop and get whatever radius you want.
     
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    what about the old Charvel CX series. I think they have 16" compund
     
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    The strat select hss also has a compound radius of 9.5-14
     
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    Thanks but I searching for a strat with no compound radius.... only 14"
     
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    echoes71 Senior Stratmaster

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    Then you would need to order a custom built
     
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    srvwannab Senior Stratmaster

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    Deluxe Player neck has a 12" radius, you could fret level a little flatter.
     
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    Okay, that's clear! Thanks!
     
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    I believe you wouldn't notice the difference between a 12 radius and a 14 radius if you didn't search for it. Try a 12 radius factory strat before spending 6000-8000 USD on a custom build.
     
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    I've got a very nice CP60 strat with the 12" radius. For me, it's playing a lot finer/better then the 9,5 radius. So I love the 12" but I'm curious to a 14".
     
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    You want a 14" radius? Only place you'll get that is on the Warmoth website, and you'll have to order a custom built neck to get it! I really like their 10-16" compound radius though.
     
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    Carvin offers a straight 14" radius option. That's the only manufacturer I'm aware of that does a straight 14."
     
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    Hummmm ... are you a former classical player? That is quite a flat radius. Good luck finding a non-custom neck. I am also guessing you don't hang your thumb over the top of the neck either.
     
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    My Eric Johnson Strat has a 12" and I double dog dare you to tell the difference in that and a 14"!
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Why not just find a neck you like & run it through a planer? ;)
     
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    buffalo0993 Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't understand why you'd need it to be 14 specifically. Why not just get a flatter radius strat like an EJ. There's gonna be negligible difference
     
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    I've had a couple of guitars with 14" radius and they're a bear to chord with, especially barre chords. For shredding, they're very nice.
     
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