Its been about 6 years since i played guitar and recently i just decided to take it back up again. I sold all my ESP's and Mesa Rectoverb at that time and kept my one American Strat. Last week i set up my Strat and its playing really good. Based on your guys recommendation i went and picked up a Boss Katana MKII 100w today. While the employee was grabbing it i decided to play some guitars on the wall. A few Gretsch, one ESP and a couple Fenders. Two guitars stuck out to me, especially one, a 50's style Telecaster in fiesta red. Outside of the gloss finish on the fretboard, i don't think i have played a neck that felt that comfortable for rhythm style stuff. Made me think just how cramped i am on my Strat. Cupping the neck was so comfortable on this guitar, felt like a glove. After looking at the price tag i was surprised it was a MIM. Guitars have obviously gone up quite a bit since i last played. I also played a 60's style Strat that also had a fatter neck, though a little different than the tele. It also felt really good. Anyways, whats up with this? Im completely green when it comes to Fender necks and fretboard radius. This just felt so different. The fretboard felt more rounded? I loved everything but the gloss fretboard, though i could get over it. So easy to chord change and alternate pick up the neck. Here are the tags for the two guitars. I never thought a Tele was on my radar but the neck alone on this made me not want to go home to my Strat haha. Does anyone know if they make this neck size on a Strat or another Tele in the non gloss finish? Any info is appreciated. I bought my American Strat almost new for $625 in 2010 so the thought of paying $949 for a MIM does make me cringe a touch .