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    Best Maple Fretboard Telecaster Style Guitars in 2023

    Here you'll find the best Maple fretboard Telecaster style guitars. This is one of the most popular types of wood used in all kinds of guitars. It's heavy, strong and compact, which makes it great for necks. However, it's also used for fretboards, bodies and tops due to its light color, resistance and beautiful patterns. When it comes to tone, it highlights the mid and high frequencies.

    Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. 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 American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH

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    Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
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    Playability 73
    Sound 83
    Build quality 80
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 79

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    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
    • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: D (6 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (5 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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    • From Fender's 2021 American Ultra series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
    • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
    • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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    Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • S-1 Switch Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

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    2. Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH 2PT CM Ash

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    Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH 2PT CM Ash
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    Playability 80
    Sound 80
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 77

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    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
    • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: D (9 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (12 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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    • From Charvel's 2020 Pro-Mod series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Ash body
    • Caramelized Maple neck
    • Caramelized Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC (Humbucker/Active)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH 2PT CM Ash
    • Locking Tuners
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Charvel USA Select San Dimas Style 2 HH FR

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    Playability 77
    Sound 80
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 65
    Overall Score 75

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    • Neck profile shape: D (9 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (12 votes)
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    • From Charvel's 2016 USA Select series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: DiMarzio PAF Pro DP151 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast tuners
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    Charvel USA Select San Dimas Style 2 HH FR
    • Made in United States
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • 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 Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH HT CM

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    Playability 82
    Sound 80
    Build quality 67
    Value for money 81
    Overall Score 76

    Player Feedback

    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Sightly unstable (1 vote)
    • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: D (9 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (12 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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    • From Charvel's 2021 Pro-Mod series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Caramelized Maple neck
    • Caramelized Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC (Humbucker/Active)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Charvel HT6 String-Through-Body Hardtail with Brass Saddles bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast Locking tuners
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    Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH HT CM
    • Locking Tuners
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Multi-Voicing Pickups
    • Luminescent Inlay
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    5. Fender Brent Mason Telecaster

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    Playability 75
    Sound 78
    Build quality 75
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 76

    Player Feedback

    • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (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: Clean (1 vote)
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    • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
    • Ash body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack Tele STK-T3B (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack Tele STK-T3B (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Stack Strat STK-S2 (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini HB (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 6-Saddle Telecaster Bridge with Glaser Bender System bridge
    • Late 60s C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Vintage Tall frets
    • Sperzel Locking tuners
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    Fender Brent Mason Telecaster
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Coil Split Pickups
    • Strap Lock
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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    6. Fender American Ultra Telecaster

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    Playability 75
    Sound 78
    Build quality 74
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 76

    Player Feedback

    • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (2 votes)
    • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: D (4 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (7 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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    • From Fender's 2019 American Ultra series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles bridge
    • Ultra Modern D Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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    Fender American Ultra Telecaster
    • Locking Tuners
    • Made in United States
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Series Split Pickups
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    7. Fender Custom '52 Telecaster

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    Playability 78
    Sound 75
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 59
    Overall Score 74
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    • From Fender Custom's 2020 Time Machine series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 7.25" to 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • 2-Piece Select Ash body
    • 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple neck
    • 1-Piece Maple Neck fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Brass Saddles bridge
    • 1957 Soft V Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Narrow Tall frets
    • Vintage Style tuners
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    Fender Custom '52 Telecaster
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    8. Schecter SVSS PT FR S

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    Playability 77
    Sound 85
    Build quality 59
    Value for money 79
    Overall Score 74

    Player Feedback

    • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
    • Weight: Heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (29 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (25 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
    • Pickups power: Hot (3 votes)
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    • From Schecter's 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Special Hot Rod Locking Tremolo (Schecter Exclusive) bridge
    • Thin C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Schecter tuners
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    Schecter SVSS PT FR S
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Sustainer Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

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    9. Fender American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe

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    Playability 75
    Sound 79
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 69
    Overall Score 74

    Player Feedback

    • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Won't stay in tune (1 vote)
    • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (4 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (3 votes)
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    • From Fender's 2020 American Professional II series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender V-Mod II Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender V-Mod II Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 3-Saddle Custom Cut-Off Vintage-Style Tele Bridge with Compensated Brass Saddles bridge
    • Deep C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Narrow Tall frets
    • Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners
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    Fender American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe
    • Made in United States
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • S-1 Switch Pickups
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Expensive Woods
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    10. Fender Custom Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster NOS

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    Playability 75
    Sound 73
    Build quality 74
    Value for money 59
    Overall Score 74
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    • From Fender Custom's 2019 Vintage Custom series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 7.25" to 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • 2-Piece Select Alder body
    • Rift Sawn Maple neck
    • Round-Laminated Rift Sawn Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 3-Saddle '67 Telecaster with Threaded Steel Saddles bridge
    • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Medium frets
    • Schaller F tuners
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    Fender Custom Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster NOS
    • Made in United States
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • 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 Tremolo
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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