Does anyone know what fender stratocaster guitars have the scalloped fret board/neck?

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    I am new to buying guitars and so I am looking to buy fender stratocaster guitars that are scalloped. Unfortunately on Fenders website they do a crappy job of explaining which of their guitars have this feature. For some reason fender only has Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster listed as having a scalloped fret board, and the fender modshop doesn't give people the option to choose a scalloped neck.



    Edit: I don't want to buy that kind of guitar because I'm fan of Malmsteen (even though I am), its because I have played using some one else's guitars with scalloped fret boards and I love it!.
     
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    I recently acquired a Malmsteen strat, and would definitely recommend it!
     
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    CTurt and 'Don do y'all happen to know if every shredding guitar is scalloped?
     
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    You can also shred with a normal unscalloped guitar, even with a normal strat if you would like to.
     
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    Scalloping isn't really to make shredding easier. I would say the main benefit is increased control for vibrato and bends due to the decreased resistance from the lack of fret board directly beneath your fingers; in fact, it actually makes shredding harder unless you have developed a very delicate technique, Malmsteen-esque.
     
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