I wished to know why some guitars allow the correct E tuning even when the strings feel much more relaxed and easier to bend. I use D'Addario XL strings on a custom made Indian copy of the American strat and yet I am not able to make bends like David Gilmour. I have tried a lower end Ibanez, but still I experienced similar string tension. Is it about the strings or the guitar? If guitar, which guitar would you suggest in the budget of Rs 25000-30000? Thanks.