Best Flame Maple Top Stratocaster Style Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Flame Maple top Stratocaster style guitars. This wood has beautiful patterns only found in specific types of maple.

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. Cort G280 Select

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Cort G280 Select
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Playability 70
Sound 66
Build quality 63
Value for money 71
Overall Score 66

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (1 vote)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $539 >
  • From Cort's 2021 G series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Hard Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Cort Voiced Tone VTH-77 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Cort Voiced Tone VTS-63 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Cort Voiced Tone VTS-63 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Cort CFA-III Tremolo bridge
  • Ergo-V Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Cort Staggered Locking tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $539 >
  • From Cort's 2021 G series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Hard Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Cort Voiced Tone VTH-77 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Cort Voiced Tone VTS-63 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Cort Voiced Tone VTS-63 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Cort CFA-III Tremolo bridge
  • Ergo-V Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Cort Staggered Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Cort G280 Select
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top

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Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top
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Playability 67
Sound 74
Build quality 60
Value for money 72
Overall Score 67

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Sightly unstable (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (36 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (35 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $709.99 >
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder with Flame Maple Top body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $709.99 >
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder with Flame Maple Top body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top
  • 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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3. Washburn SDFTB Deluxe

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Playability 67
Sound 64
Build quality 54
Value for money 72
Overall Score 62

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $212.49 >
  • From Washburn's 2021 Sonamaster series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Okoume body
  • Maple neck
  • Techwood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Washburn Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: (/)
  • Neck pickup: Sonamaster+ (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • Washburn Sonamaster Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Chrome Diecast tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $212.49 >
  • From Washburn's 2021 Sonamaster series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Okoume body
  • Maple neck
  • Techwood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Washburn Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: (/)
  • Neck pickup: Sonamaster+ (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • Washburn Sonamaster Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Chrome Diecast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Washburn SDFTB Deluxe
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • 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 Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top

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Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top
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Playability 67
Sound 74
Build quality 60
Value for money 72
Overall Score 67

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (36 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (35 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $599.99 >
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 6 Prices - New from $599.99 >
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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

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5. Washburn SDFSB Deluxe

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Washburn SDFSB Deluxe
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Playability 67
Sound 64
Build quality 54
Value for money 77
Overall Score 62

What our users think

  • 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 (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $179 >
  • From Washburn's 2021 Sonamaster series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Okoume body
  • Maple neck
  • Techwood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Washburn Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: (/)
  • Neck pickup: Sonamaster+ (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • Washburn Sonamaster Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 5 Prices - New from $179 >
  • From Washburn's 2021 Sonamaster series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Okoume body
  • Maple neck
  • Techwood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Washburn Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: (/)
  • Neck pickup: Sonamaster+ (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • Washburn Sonamaster Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Washburn SDFSB Deluxe
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • 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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