Best Fender Custom Electric Guitars With 12" Fingerboard Radius in 2024

Here are the top Fender Custom electric guitars with 12" fingerboard radius. This is the same radius that Gibson uses in most of their guitars. When compare to the other popular radius of Fender Stratocasters, you can see that it's a lot flatter. Guitars with this radius are usually made to bring a good balance between single-note and chord playing.

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. Fender Custom Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster NOS

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Fender Custom Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster NOS
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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 69
Value for money 58
Overall Score 73
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,800 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2019 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Alder body
  • Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Left Handed American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Special SRV Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,800 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2019 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Alder body
  • Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Left Handed American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Special SRV Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Fender Custom Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster NOS
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • 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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2. Fender Custom Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware

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Fender Custom Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware
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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 69
Value for money 58
Overall Score 73
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  • 3 Prices - New from $5,450 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2019 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Alder body
  • Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Special SRV Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $5,450 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2019 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Alder body
  • Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Special SRV Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • 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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3. Fender Custom John 5 Signature Bigsby Telecaster

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Fender Custom John 5 Signature Bigsby Telecaster
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Playability 67
Sound 74
Build quality 75
Value for money 57
Overall Score 72
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  • 1 Prices - Used from $3,750 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2017 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan STHR-1b (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Twisted Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Adjustable Bridge with Fender Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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  • 1 Prices - Used from $3,750 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2017 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan STHR-1b (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Twisted Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Adjustable Bridge with Fender Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom John 5 Signature Bigsby Telecaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • 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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4. Fender Custom Robert Cray Signature Stratocaster

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Fender Custom Robert Cray Signature Stratocaster
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Playability 72
Sound 74
Build quality 67
Value for money 56
Overall Score 71
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,450 >
  • From Fender Custom's 1996 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail bridge
  • 1961 C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Vintage frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,450 >
  • From Fender Custom's 1996 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail bridge
  • 1961 C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Vintage frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom Robert Cray Signature Stratocaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Fender Custom John 5 Signature Telecaster

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Fender Custom John 5 Signature Telecaster
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Playability 68
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 56
Overall Score 71
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  • 4 Prices - New from $4,250 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2017 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Enforcer Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Twisted Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Humbucking Spacing bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $4,250 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2017 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Enforcer Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Twisted Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Humbucking Spacing bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom John 5 Signature Telecaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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