#1
A store in my area can pre-order pretty much any model I want and they also import a lot of Japan models from that Fender Japan site. Though a majority of the strats they import have only 21 frets.

Does anyone know about the J-Craft and Aerodyne Medium series and their neck width? Cause I'm looking for a guitar that's easy to play leads on as well. Also a question on the Aerodyne body style, I know it's thin, but is Aerodyne Medium any different? I'd like to have a bit of chunk in the guitar..
I'm looking at 22 fret rosewood fretboard models in particular

Don't mind the weird URL's, that's just the Google translator.

J-Craft
http://72.14.203.104/translate_c?hl=en&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.fenderjapan.co.jp/fender/2007fender/strat/ast72.htm

Aerodyne Medium
http://72.14.203.104/translate_c?hl=en&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.fenderjapan.co.jp/fender/2007fender/strat/ast80m_dh.htm
http://72.14.203.104/translate_c?hl=en&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.fenderjapan.co.jp/fender/2007fender/strat/ast80m_ds.htm
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#2
bump?
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#3
I never actually played one, but I've only heard positive things about Japanese strats, so if they're easily accessible definetely try and pick one up.
#4
why do u need 22 frets? if u got 21, should be enough. although i can read japanese, so i can tell you about the neck.

J-Craft AST-72:
nut width: 1.653"
neck scale: 12.755 x 2" (pretty much 25-1/2" scale)
fretboard radius: 7.244" (7-1/4", which is pretty vintage)

Aerodyne:
nut width: 1.653"
neck scale: 12.755 x 2" (25-1/2")
fretboard radius: 9.843"


in comparison:
American Standard Stratocaster:
nut width: 1.6875" (43mm)
fretboard radius: 9.5" (241mm)
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#5
Quote by ECistheBest
why do u need 22 frets? if u got 21, should be enough. although i can read japanese, so i can tell you about the neck.

J-Craft AST-72:
nut width: 1.653"
neck scale: 12.755 x 2" (pretty much 25-1/2" scale)
fretboard radius: 7.244" (7-1/4", which is pretty vintage)

Aerodyne:
nut width: 1.653"
neck scale: 12.755 x 2" (25-1/2")
fretboard radius: 9.843"


in comparison:
American Standard Stratocaster:
nut width: 1.6875" (43mm)
fretboard radius: 9.5" (241mm)


It would just feel more complete with me, having 22 frets.

Hmm, isn't it if it's vintage the fretboard radius tends to be a bit bigger?
Cause I wanna get a neck profile that's similar to my ESP LTD guitar in my sig. (which according to the ESP site is 'Extra Thin Flat')

What about this Aerodyne Medium business as well?
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#6
^vintage fender fretboard radius is smaller. more curve along the frets. new ones like jackson/ibanez are really flat, with like 16" radius. as far as neck profile goes, you won't get an ESP'ish neck profile on a fender. they're always oval or v type, which are pretty chunky in the back. and 22 frets on a strat is... iono. it's really really hard to reach the 22nd fret. 21 is hard too lol.
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#7
So which one would you say would be more comfortable for me and lead?

I will also find out similar neck radiuses on the strats they currently have in the store. Then I'll give it a little test run. Unless someone can tell me off the bat which ones are similar so i don't have to sort through
http://everymusicph.com/shop/step0.php?b_code=B20061201041510&c_code=C20070703072105
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#8
well, ESPs and other modern guitars have really flat fretboards.


btw, i love ur store. i want one near my house.

that's the one i want to get when i go over to japan this winter:
http://everymusicph.com/shop/step1.php?number=949
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#9
Heh, yeah they're pretty cool for the fact they can custom order anything I want, I'm pretty lucky, a lot of things in this country aren't so top notch

I'll just find some neck radiuses and go to the store for a feel then.
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