My tele has a 7.25" radius and I don't like it because it makes bending difficult and the strings fret out when I do big bends high up the neck. (The standard solution of raising the strings up doesn't work for me because I prefer very low action and for the strings to all be at the same height (level). I tried a new tele in a music store the other day and the neck and playability was fine. I assumed it was a 9.25" radius (supposedly that's what all the new teles have). I checked with the the guitar tech in the store and he said he didn't know what the neck radius was and the literature that came with the guitars didn't say either (huh? whatever). Anybody that is knowledgeable about this, please give me your opinion... I thought I was going to have to go to a 12" radius like some strat or les paul neck to achieve what I want but it appears that just going from a 7.25 to a 9.5 makes all the difference that I would need to achieve the setup that I want. Does this seem to be the case?