strats with soft or mod V?

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  1. EXTRABLUE

    EXTRABLUE Strat-Talker

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    I am wondering if I will have tohave a neck made or if there are any strats that come with a soft V neck
     
  2. BigNorm

    BigNorm Senior Stratmaster

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    I think at least the Classic series 50 (MIM) have a 7.25 radius with a soft V shape.
     
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    Current Soft-V models are AMERICAN ORIGINAL '50S, VINTERA '50S and VINTERA ROAD WORN '50S.
     
  4. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    My EC Blackie has a soft V.
     
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    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Used Classic Series 50's
    Used Jimmy Vaughan Stratocaster (the older ones have more V)
     
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    My road worn 50s neck has a soft V, vintage decals, light relicing and narrow tall frets which I love. Rounded fret board edges with a 7.25 radius.
     
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    Stonetone Senior Stratmaster

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    Bus isn't Soft Wood Bad for a Neck ??? :D
     
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    jayaitch Strat-Talker

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    My ‘56 AV has a really soft V.
     
  9. BigMack

    BigMack Strat-Talk Member

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    Eric Johnson strat has a v neck with a 12” radius—-yes please!!!

    Also, lots of cheap necks online with v’s and multiple radii necks.

    Good luck!!
     
  10. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughn, Ed O'Brien Sustainer, Eric Clapton, all Eric Johnson models.

    So 3 models at or below $900, and 5 models below $1200 (all MiM), all but the EJ "Virginia" are below $2k.

    The Clapton model sits just a hair over the American Pro at $1650
    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/elect...ter/eric-clapton-stratocaster/0117602806.html
    It has the TBX and active mid-boost with noiseless pickups... a nice feature, but it has a 9v battery so it's perhaps not a good "Closet Queen" if you have a number of guitars and some may go unplayed for months.

    I have an old bass and Epiphone acoustic-electric that I picked up in the early 90s and I've not checked the batteries in 15 years.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Tele like it is Left is right!

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    For what you'll pay for a Fender logo'd soft V, I'd order a Warmoth to your exact spec's!
     
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    they do.
     
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  14. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    they're available on fender's websight, Amazon, pretty much all over the web. I happen to have one. Like it a lot.

    I believe they're available with maple fingerboatds, pau farro, poly, fender fake lacquer...all it takes is $
     
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  15. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Maple only for the V-profile. The one for $700 is the American Original, the others are MiM.
    Honestly, at $700 for the American Original neck alone, I'd just buy the $900 Clapton signature model from Electgumbo.

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/parts/electric-guitar-parts/necks/

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