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Best Electric Guitars With 1.654" (42mm) Nut Width in 2022

Here are the top electric guitars with 1.654" (42mm) nut width.

We've found exactly 490 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. 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. ESP E-II Horizon FR-II

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ESP E-II Horizon FR-II
Playability 83
Sound 84
Build quality 85
Value for money 74
Overall Score 84
  • From ESP E-II's 2021 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 57TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 66TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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ESP E-II Horizon FR-II
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

2. ESP E-II Horizon-III FR

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ESP E-II Horizon-III FR
Playability 83
Sound 84
Build quality 85
Value for money 74
Overall Score 84
  • From ESP E-II's 2021 Horizon-III series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP E-II Horizon-III FR
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

3. ESP E-II Arrow

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ESP E-II Arrow
Playability 83
Sound 83
Build quality 82
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
  • From ESP E-II's 2014 Arrow series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP E-II Arrow
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

4. Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 90
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZ series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1702B bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock w/H.A.P. machine heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AZ2204N Prestige
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 90
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2022 AZ series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Fortuna Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1702B bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AZ2204NW Prestige
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. Ibanez AZ2402L Prestige

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Ibanez AZ2402L Prestige
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 87
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2020 AZ series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AZ2402L Prestige
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Tap Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist
Playability 85
Sound 77
Build quality 87
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2019 Artist series
  • Keith Merrow Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burl top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Wenge/Maple/Purpleheart Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Keith Merrow Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Keith Merrow Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Ibby HM Guitar Bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Artist
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro

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Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro
Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 90
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From Schecter's 2021 Artist series
  • Keith Merrow Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Wenge 3-piece with purple heart and maple laminates neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Keith Merrow Custom Fishman Fluence (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Keith Merrow Custom Fishman Fluence (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Low Profilefixed bridge bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin fast C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot open gear locking with Knurled Barrel adjustment tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6 MK-III Pro
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. Ibanez LB1

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Ibanez LB1
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 90
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2021 LB series
  • Lari Basilio Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • 1pc Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Lari Basilio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Lari Basilio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Lari Basilio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1702B bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez LB1
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

10. Ibanez MM1

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Ibanez MM1
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 88
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2018 MM series
  • Martin Miller Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • African Mahogany body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez MM1
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Tap Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock