1 Gregory_Pecarry 2 weeks ago I have 2 stratocasters. A Custom Shop 1960 RI (1997) and a Classic Player 60s (MIM). The MIM is so much easier to play when I get into barring frets and hammer ons and pull offs. The neck is slightly thinner, frets are medium jumbo, and I think a 12" radius. Rosewood fretboard. The Custom Shop requires much more precision and pressure to play the same things. It however sounds so much better, plugged in or unplugged, the neck, body, nut and bridge really transmits the vibrations much better. The radius is 9 1/2" Rosewood (Brazilian?) fretboard. Frets seem a bit smaller and have some low spots worn into them. Long story short I'd like the CS to play as easily as the MIM but still sound like it does. I think it's the frets but not sure wether I would need new frets or if having some fretwork done alone could make a difference?