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                  Best Ebony Fretboard Fender Electric Guitars in 2023

                  Here you'll find the best Ebony fretboard Fender electric guitars. This is one of the most expensive woods there is, which is why it's mostly used for fretboards. It is dense, heavy, highly resistant and comes in a really dark color that gives any guitar a classy touch. Tone wise, it helps the high side of the spectrum and provides good sustain.

                  Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. 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. Fender Jim Root Stratocaster

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                  Fender Jim Root Stratocaster
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                  Playability 78
                  Sound 77
                  Build quality 74
                  Value for money 66
                  Overall Score 76

                  Player Feedback

                  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (2 votes)
                  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
                  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
                  • Weight: Slightly heavy (2 votes)
                  • Neck profile shape: C (31 votes)
                  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (28 votes)
                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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                  • From Fender's 2012 Artist series
                  • Made in United States
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Mahogany body
                  • Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
                  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
                  • 22 Jumbo frets
                  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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                  Fender Jim Root Stratocaster
                  • Locking Tuners
                  • Made in United States
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Synthetic Bone Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • Strap Lock
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Tremolo
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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                  2. Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster

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                  Playability 78
                  Sound 77
                  Build quality 72
                  Value for money 71
                  Overall Score 76

                  Player Feedback

                  • Neck profile shape: C (31 votes)
                  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (28 votes)
                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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                  • From Fender's 2014 Artist series
                  • Made in United States
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Mahogany body
                  • Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
                  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
                  • 22 Jumbo frets
                  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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                  Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster
                  • Locking Tuners
                  • Made in United States
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Synthetic Bone Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • Strap Lock
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Tremolo
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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                  3. Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4

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                  Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4
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                  Playability 78
                  Sound 77
                  Build quality 64
                  Value for money 68
                  Overall Score 73

                  Player Feedback

                  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
                  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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                  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 12" Fretboard Radius
                  • Mahogany body
                  • Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
                  • Fender Thin C Bolt-On neck
                  • 22 Jumbo frets
                  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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                  Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4
                  • Locking Tuners
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Synthetic Bone Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Tremolo
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  4. Fender Jim Root Telecaster

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                  Playability 75
                  Sound 75
                  Build quality 64
                  Value for money 66
                  Overall Score 71

                  Player Feedback

                  • Neck profile shape: C (31 votes)
                  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (28 votes)
                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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                  • From Fender's 2010 Artist series
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 12" Fretboard Radius
                  • Mahogany body
                  • Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
                  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
                  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
                  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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                  Fender Jim Root Telecaster
                  • Locking Tuners
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Synthetic Bone Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Tremolo
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  5. Fender Gold Foil Jazzmaster

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                  Fender Gold Foil Jazzmaster
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                  Playability 73
                  Sound 75
                  Build quality 60
                  Value for money 69
                  Overall Score 69

                  Player Feedback

                  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
                  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
                  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
                  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
                  • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
                  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (2 votes)
                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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                  • From Fender's 2023 Gold Foil series
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
                  • Mahogany body
                  • Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Fender Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Bridge pickup: Fender Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Middle pickup: Fender Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Neck pickup: Fender Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Jazzmaster Bridge with Mustang Saddles with Bigsby┬«-Licensed B50 Vibrato bridge
                  • '60s C Bolt-On neck
                  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
                  • Vintage-Style with White Buttons tuners
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                  Fender Gold Foil Jazzmaster
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Synthetic Bone Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • 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
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  6. Fender Gold Foil Telecaster

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                  Playability 75
                  Sound 73
                  Build quality 59
                  Value for money 69
                  Overall Score 69

                  Player Feedback

                  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (2 votes)
                  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
                  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (2 votes)
                  • Weight: Slightly heavy (3 votes)
                  • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
                  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (2 votes)
                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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                  • From Fender's 2023 Gold Foil series
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 12" Fretboard Radius
                  • Mahogany body
                  • Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Fender Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Neck pickup: Fender Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • 3-Saddle Custom Cut-Off Vintage-Style Tele Bridge with Brass Saddles bridge
                  • '60s C Bolt-On neck
                  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
                  • Vintage-Style with White Buttons tuners
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                  Fender Gold Foil Telecaster
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Synthetic Bone Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Mexico
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Tremolo
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Strap Lock

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