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Best Guitars With HS Configuration in 2022

Here you'll find the best guitars with HS configuration. One humbucker at the bridge will give you a lot of output, but you'll also have the bright sound of a Tele or Strat neck pickup for your clean tones.

We've found exactly 29 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. Jackson Concept Series Soloist SL Walnut HS

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Jackson Concept Series Soloist SL Walnut HS
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 79
Value for money 76
Overall Score 81
  • From Jackson's 2022 Concept series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3-Piece Maple/Wenge/Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10B (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Jackson Standard Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson Concept Series Soloist SL Walnut HS
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar

2. Ibanez EH10

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Ibanez EH10
Playability 80
Sound 80
Build quality 83
Value for money 81
Overall Score 81
  • From Ibanez's 2019 EH series
  • Erick Hansel Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Walnut top
  • Nyatoh body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APS1 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez EH10
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. Jackson Concept Series Rhoads RR24 HS

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Jackson Concept Series Rhoads RR24 HS
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 77
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80
  • From Jackson's 2022 Concept series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3-piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Strat SHR-1N (Rail Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Speed Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Sealed Die-Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson Concept Series Rhoads RR24 HS
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar

4. Charvel Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie

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Charvel Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 82
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80
  • From Charvel's 2017 Artist Signature series
  • Warren DeMartini Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Design Warren DeMartini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Strat SSL-4 Flat Pole (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Die-Cast tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Charvel Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Made in United States
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Expensive Woods
  • 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

5. Ibanez JS1CR

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Ibanez JS1CR
Playability 75
Sound 86
Build quality 77
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From Ibanez's 2019 JS series
  • Joe Satriani Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Satchur8 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Edge tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • JS Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium frets
  • Gotoh machine heads tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez JS1CR
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Sustainer Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. ESP Kamikaze-1

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ESP Kamikaze-1
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 77
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2013 Signature series
  • George Lynch Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter” (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP SS-120 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • GL Original U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Kamikaze-1
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. ESP Kamikaze-4

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ESP Kamikaze-4
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 77
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2013 Signature series
  • George Lynch Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter” (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP SS-120 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • GL Original U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Kamikaze-4
  • Made in Japan
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. ESP Skulls & Snakes

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ESP Skulls & Snakes
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 77
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2011 Signature series
  • George Lynch Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter” (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP SH-100 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • GL Original U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Skulls & Snakes
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. ESP Sunburst Tiger

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ESP Sunburst Tiger
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 77
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2013 Signature series
  • George Lynch Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter” (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP SS-120 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • GL Original U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP Sunburst Tiger
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

10. Charvel Warren DeMartini USA Signature Snake

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Charvel Warren DeMartini USA Signature Snake
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 79
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From Charvel's 2018 Artist Signature series
  • Warren DeMartini Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Design Warren DeMartini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Strat SSL-4 Flat Pole (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Die-Cast tuners
  • Retainer bar
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Charvel Warren DeMartini USA Signature Snake
  • Made in United States
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Expensive Woods
  • 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