Best Pine Body Electric Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Pine body electric guitars. Some guitarists don't like pine because they think it's too soft and dents easily. However, there are many types of pines, and the hardest pine is the one used for guitar building. The general opinion is that it tends to give a nice round and balanced sound.

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 American Professional II Stratocaster HSS

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Playability 70
Sound 79
Build quality 70
Value for money 68
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (3 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (3 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (4 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (3 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (10 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (3 votes)
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,749.99 >
  • From Fender's 2020 American Professional II series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Roasted Pine body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender V-Mod II Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender V-Mod Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles, Pop-In Tremolo Arm and Cold-Rolled Steel Block bridge
  • Deep C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • FenderĀ® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,749.99 >
  • From Fender's 2020 American Professional II series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Roasted Pine body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender V-Mod II Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender V-Mod Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles, Pop-In Tremolo Arm and Cold-Rolled Steel Block bridge
  • Deep C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • FenderĀ® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS
  • Made in United States
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • 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

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2. Fender Custom Artisan Knotty Pine Tele Thinline RW

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Playability 72
Sound 75
Build quality 69
Value for money 57
Overall Score 72
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  • From Fender Custom's 2020 Artisan series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Roasted Pine body
  • 2A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • 3A Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • '58-'63 Tele Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles bridge
  • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage Style with Tortoise Shell Buttons tuners
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  • From Fender Custom's 2020 Artisan series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Roasted Pine body
  • 2A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • 3A Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • '58-'63 Tele Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles bridge
  • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage Style with Tortoise Shell Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom Artisan Knotty Pine Tele Thinline RW
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    3. Fender Squier Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster

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    Playability 70
    Sound 69
    Build quality 57
    Value for money 75
    Overall Score 65

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
    • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (32 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (27 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (19 votes)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (22 votes)
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    • From Fender Squier's 2019 Classic Vibe series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Pine body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Narrow Tall frets
    • Vintage-Style tuners
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    • 8 Prices - New from $389.99 >
    • From Fender Squier's 2019 Classic Vibe series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Pine body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Middle pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Narrow Tall frets
    • Vintage-Style tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Fender Squier Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster
    • Bone Nut
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 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 Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    4. Fender Custom Artisan Buckeye Burl Double Esquire

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    Playability 68
    Sound 72
    Build quality 68
    Value for money 54
    Overall Score 69
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    • 2 Prices - New from $4,700 >
    • From Fender Custom's 2019 Artisan series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Buckeye Burl top
    • Roasted Pine body
    • 3A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
    • Round-Laminated 3A Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Open Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • '58-'63 Tele Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles and Reverse Angle Pickup bridge
    • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Vintage-Style tuners
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    • 2 Prices - New from $4,700 >
    • From Fender Custom's 2019 Artisan series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Buckeye Burl top
    • Roasted Pine body
    • 3A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
    • Round-Laminated 3A Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Open Loaded '51 Nocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • '58-'63 Tele Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles and Reverse Angle Pickup bridge
    • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Vintage-Style tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Fender Custom Artisan Buckeye Burl Double Esquire
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • 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 Squier Classic Vibe 50s Telecaster

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    Playability 72
    Sound 67
    Build quality 55
    Value for money 75
    Overall Score 65

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (32 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (27 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (19 votes)
    • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (22 votes)
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    • 8 Prices - New from $429.99 >
    • From Fender Squier's 2019 Classic Vibe series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Pine body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Narrow Tall frets
    • Vintage-Style tuners
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    • 8 Prices - New from $429.99 >
    • From Fender Squier's 2019 Classic Vibe series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
    • Pine body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
    • Modern C Bolt-On neck
    • 21 Narrow Tall frets
    • Vintage-Style tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Fender Squier Classic Vibe 50s Telecaster
    • Bone Nut
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 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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