I have been itching to get the “players” perspective on the radius they prefer. I play Fender, Gibson and Martin guitars. The Gibson and Martin radii are flatter than Fender, and for electrics I prefer 7.25 on my Fender’s. It seems that in the mid 70s Fender began to use the 9.5, and now they are all over the map regarding radii. So many younger players complain that bending strings is too hard on the 7.5 radius all the while finding the old music so wonderful. Gees, how were the likes of Beck, Clapton, Page et al able to persevere the Fender guitars they played so well. Of course I’m biased toward the 7.5 radius, and in one YouTube interview with Robben Ford, he talks about how he likes a little fight in his playing.....it makes him work harder and he achieves more. That is my feeling as well. You all give us your take on the subject.