Just by way of a thought on fret wear - I have a couple of guitars with original Fender 7
1/4 inch radius fingerboards that have had the frets finished flatter. The fretwork is
(or was?) a pretty standard trick; mine are most-excellent set-ups done by Bill Puplett
and have lasted for years, but they look completely shot-away if you sight the neck. Come
to that, I've also seen guitars finished with necks that flatten as you move-up the frets
(compound radius) and even twisted necks that are designed to follow the way your wrists
align as you move-up the neck - not on Jap Strats admittedly but they're out there.
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