Best Jazzmaster Style Guitars With 12" Fingerboard Radius in 2024

Here are the top Jazzmaster style 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. Schecter Hellcat-VI

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Playability 75
Sound 79
Build quality 64
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73
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  • From Schecter's 2010 Retro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 30"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • TonePros System w/Custom Brass Saddles bridge
  • Schecter C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover Vintage Deluxe tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $999 >
  • From Schecter's 2010 Retro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 30"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA MonsterTone Stack (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • TonePros System w/Custom Brass Saddles bridge
  • Schecter C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover Vintage Deluxe tuners
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Schecter Hellcat-VI
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4

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Playability 75
Sound 77
Build quality 64
Value for money 67
Overall Score 72

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  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
  • Fender Thin C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Jim Root Signature Daemonum Open-Coil Active Humbucking (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
  • Fender Thin C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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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3. Fender Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH

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Playability 73
Sound 66
Build quality 50
Value for money 73
Overall Score 63

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  • Neck profile shape: C (32 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (27 votes)
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  • From Fender Squier's 2022 Contemporary series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Squier SQR Active Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Squier SQR Active Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts tuners
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  • From Fender Squier's 2022 Contemporary series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Squier SQR Active Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Squier SQR Active Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • 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 Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH ST

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Playability 72
Sound 67
Build quality 52
Value for money 74
Overall Score 64

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  • Neck profile shape: C (32 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (27 votes)
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  • From Fender Squier's 2018 Contemporary series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Squier SQR Active Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Squier SQR Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Adjustable Bridge Fixed bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Standard Die-Cast tuners
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  • From Fender Squier's 2018 Contemporary series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Squier SQR Active Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Squier SQR Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Adjustable Bridge Fixed bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Standard Die-Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH ST
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • 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 Squier Affinity Series Jazzmaster HH

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    Playability 72
    Sound 65
    Build quality 52
    Value for money 73
    Overall Score 63

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (32 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (27 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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    • From Fender Squier's 2017 Affinity Series series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Poplar body
    • Maple neck
    • Indian Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Standard Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Standard Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Medium frets
    • Standard Die-Cast tuners
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    • From Fender Squier's 2017 Affinity Series series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Poplar body
    • Maple neck
    • Indian Laurel fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Standard Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Standard Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Medium frets
    • Standard Die-Cast tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Fender Squier Affinity Series Jazzmaster HH
    • Synthetic Bone Nut
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • 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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