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Best Electric Guitars for Big Hands in 2023

Here you'll find the best guitars you can buy if you got big hands. If you have big hands, you probably need a chunky neck to give you better support. You might also want a larger scale and wider nut, but this ultimately comes down to personal preference. Here are some we recommend.

Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best ones with these features, according to our algorithm. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Chapman ML2 Pro

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Chapman ML2 Pro
Playability 85
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 86
Overall Score 81
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  • From Chapman's 2022 Pro series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple Veneer On Maple Carved Top, Satin Finish top
  • Mahogany body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Chapman ML2 Pro
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

2. Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte

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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte
Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 72
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Caramelized Mahogany body
  • Quartersawn Caramelized Flame Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: DiMarzio HS-2 DP116 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: PC1 Sustainer Driver (Single Coil/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • Phil Collen PC1 Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Matte
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

3. Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Satin Stain

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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Satin Stain
Playability 80
Sound 88
Build quality 73
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
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  • From Jackson's 2016 Artist Signature series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • 1/8 Quilt Maple top
  • Caramelized Mahogany body
  • Quartersawn Caramelized Flame Maple neck
  • Caramelized Flame Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: DiMarzio HS-2 DP116 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: PC1 Sustainer Driver (Single Coil/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • Phil Collen PC1 Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Jackson Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Jackson USA Signature Phil Collen PC1 Satin Stain
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

4. Chapman ML3 Pro Modern

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Chapman ML3 Pro Modern
Playability 85
Sound 77
Build quality 79
Value for money 80
Overall Score 80
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML3 Pro Modern
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

5. Chapman ML1 Pro Modern

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Chapman ML1 Pro Modern
Playability 85
Sound 77
Build quality 77
Value for money 85
Overall Score 80
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML1 Pro Modern
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

6. Ibanez ATZ100

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Ibanez ATZ100
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
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  • From Ibanez's 2019 AT series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 1pc Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio The Cruiser (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio The Cruiser (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: DiMarzio The Cruiser (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio The Cruiser (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Wilkinson-Gotoh VSVG tremolo bridge
  • ATZ Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Ibanez ATZ100
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Expensive Woods
  • 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

7. Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
Playability 73
Sound 83
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
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  • From Fender's 2021 American Ultra series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

8. Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
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  • From Fender's 2021 American Ultra series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless™ Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless™ Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

9. Chapman ML3 Pro BEA Baritone

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Chapman ML3 Pro BEA Baritone
Playability 78
Sound 78
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 28"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar Burl Solid Flat Top with Satin Finish top
  • Alder body
  • Wenge neck
  • Wenge fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Silo Rabea Signature Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SL59 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 41060 Hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML3 Pro BEA Baritone
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Expensive Woods
  • 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

10. Chapman ML3 Pro BEA

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Chapman ML3 Pro BEA
Playability 77
Sound 78
Build quality 82
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mapa Burl Solid Flat Top with Satin Finish top
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Silo Rabea Signature Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SL59 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Schaller 3802 Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6 Locking (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML3 Pro BEA
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio