Fender radius question

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  1. PLAYLOUD

    PLAYLOUD Member

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    I once had one of the Japanese foto flame top strats, but I can't remember if the radius on the fret board is 7.25 or 9.5.

    I hope you can help with this info?

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. afterosmosis

    afterosmosis Member

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    My guess would actually be a 9.5" or 12".
     
  3. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

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    I've owned a few of the Fender fotoflame Strats. I still have one and all the one's I've owned had the vintage 7.25" fretboard radius.

    P.S.: Once the pot metal trem blocks were replaced with a steel version, the fotoflame guitars are tonally very respectable and the feel of the necks are among the best I've experienced in any price range :eek: .
     
  4. PLAYLOUD

    PLAYLOUD Member

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    VaughC,

    I'm kicking myself for selling mine. And you're right the neck was great. How many do you have now?

    Ben
     
  5. Tone

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    Stupid question, but what results in flatter radius? A higher number like 12, or lower like 7.25"?
     
  6. BPlexico

    BPlexico Gold Supporting Member

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    The higher the number the flatter the radius - thus 12" is flatter than 7 1/4 "...

    -- Barr
     
  7. VaughnC

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    I currently have one left in blueburst. I had it on ebay a few months ago and I was quite surprised that I got no bids. Excellent sounding & playing guitar though....but I guess most players just can't get by the artificial flame thing no matter how good they sound and play.
     
  8. PLAYLOUD

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    I think I saw it. One with a floyd. I had the natural looking one, which are pretty rare. I see more of the cherry sunburst. If the price is right, I'd like to have another natural foto, but at the moment I think they're overpriced.
     
  9. VaughnC

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    No, my blueburst one has the standard 6 point vintage style trem. I also had a couple of naturals and one cherry SB....but I have to say that they were tonally much more consistent than their American counterparts. Also, the naturals seemed to have chunkier necks.
     
  10. Tone

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    Thanks for the info, Bplexico!
     

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