Best Alder Body Offset Style Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Alder body Offset style guitars. This is a lightweight type of wood that was popularized by Fender. According to them, it's a wood that offers a balanced tone but that favors the upper midrange slightly.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Jackson USA Signature Rob Caggiano Shadowcaster

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Playability 75
Sound 76
Build quality 78
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76

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  • Neck profile shape: D (31 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (35 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • From Jackson's 2020 Artist Signature series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • 1/8 Quilt Maple Top top
  • Alder body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Rob Caggiano Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Air Norton (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • TonePros TOM-Style Adjustable with Anchored Locking Tailpiece bridge
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Die-Cast Locking tuners
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  • From Jackson's 2020 Artist Signature series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • 1/8 Quilt Maple Top top
  • Alder body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Rob Caggiano Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Air Norton (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • TonePros TOM-Style Adjustable with Anchored Locking Tailpiece bridge
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Die-Cast Locking tuners
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Jackson USA Signature Rob Caggiano Shadowcaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    2. D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford SH

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    Playability 72
    Sound 75
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 68
    Overall Score 73

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (2 votes)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
    • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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    • From D'Angelico's 2021 Deluxe series
    • Made in South Korea
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan SM-1b Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan STR52-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan STR52-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Wilkinson 6-point Tremolo (Nickel) bridge
    • C-Shape Set neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Grover 509 Super Rotomatic, Locking tuners
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    • From D'Angelico's 2021 Deluxe series
    • Made in South Korea
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan SM-1b Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan STR52-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan STR52-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Wilkinson 6-point Tremolo (Nickel) bridge
    • C-Shape Set neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Grover 509 Super Rotomatic, Locking tuners
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    D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford SH
    • Locking Tuners
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in South Korea
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    3. Reverend Billy Corgan Signature Z-One

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    Playability 75
    Sound 78
    Build quality 64
    Value for money 72
    Overall Score 72

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    • Neck profile shape: C (5 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (7 votes)
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    • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
    • Made in South Korea
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Roasted Maple neck
    • Roasted Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Billy Corgan Z-One Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Billy Corgan Z-One Neck (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Hardtail bridge
    • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners
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    • 5 Prices - New from $1,499 >
    • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
    • Made in South Korea
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Roasted Maple neck
    • Roasted Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Billy Corgan Z-One Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Billy Corgan Z-One Neck (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Hardtail bridge
    • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners
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    Reverend Billy Corgan Signature Z-One
    • Locking Tuners
    • Boneite Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Weight Relief
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in South Korea
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Tremolo
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Ibanez YY20

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    Playability 72
    Sound 75
    Build quality 67
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 71

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: Baseball / U (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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    • 3 Prices - New from $875 >
    • From Ibanez's 2022 YY series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APS1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APS1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Gotoh GTC202 bridge
    • YY Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium frets
    • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $875 >
    • From Ibanez's 2022 YY series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APS1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APS1 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Gotoh GTC202 bridge
    • YY Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium frets
    • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Ibanez YY20
    • Locking Tuners
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Fender Player Plus Meteora HH

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    Playability 70
    Sound 78
    Build quality 65
    Value for money 71
    Overall Score 71

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    • Weight: Heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (36 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (35 votes)
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    • 6 Prices - New from $999 >
    • From Fender's 2022 Player Plus series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Fireball Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Fireball Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Brushed Steel Block Saddles bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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    • 6 Prices - New from $999 >
    • From Fender's 2022 Player Plus series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Fireball Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Fireball Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Brushed Steel Block Saddles bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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    Fender Player Plus Meteora HH
    • Locking Tuners
    • Synthetic Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Coil Split Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    6. Jackson USA Signature Gus G. Star

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    Playability 82
    Sound 68
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 61
    Overall Score 76

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    • Neck profile shape: D (31 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (35 votes)
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    • From Jackson's 2017 Artist Signature series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Pau Ferro fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Blackfire Pickups Proteus Humbucker (Active) (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Blackfire Pickups Proteus Humbucker (Active) (Humbucker/Active)
    • 1 volume and 0 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • TonePros TOM-Style Adjustable with Anchored Gotoh Tailpiece bridge
    • Speed Neck-Through neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    • From Jackson's 2017 Artist Signature series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Pau Ferro fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Blackfire Pickups Proteus Humbucker (Active) (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Blackfire Pickups Proteus Humbucker (Active) (Humbucker/Active)
    • 1 volume and 0 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • TonePros TOM-Style Adjustable with Anchored Gotoh Tailpiece bridge
    • Speed Neck-Through neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    Jackson USA Signature Gus G. Star
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Bone Nut
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Tremolo
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    7. D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford

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    Playability 72
    Sound 74
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 72
    Overall Score 72

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    • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
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    • From D'Angelico's 2022 Deluxe series
    • Made in South Korea
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan P90 Stack Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Wilkinson Six-Point Tremolo (Gold) bridge
    • C-Shape Set neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Grover 509 Super Rotomatic, Locking tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $1,198.83 >
    • From D'Angelico's 2022 Deluxe series
    • Made in South Korea
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan P90 Stack Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Wilkinson Six-Point Tremolo (Gold) bridge
    • C-Shape Set neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Grover 509 Super Rotomatic, Locking tuners
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    D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford
    • Locking Tuners
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in South Korea
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    8. Ibanez YY10

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    Playability 70
    Sound 76
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 72
    Overall Score 72

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
    • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: Baseball / U (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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    • 6 Prices - New from $972.46 >
    • From Ibanez's 2021 YY series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Five Two (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Five Two (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Five Two (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Wilkinson WV6-SB tremolo bridge
    • YY Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium frets
    • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners
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    • 6 Prices - New from $972.46 >
    • From Ibanez's 2021 YY series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Five Two (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Five Two (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Five Two (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Wilkinson WV6-SB tremolo bridge
    • YY Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium frets
    • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Ibanez YY10
    • Locking Tuners
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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