Best Poplar Body Jazzmaster Style Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Poplar body Jazzmaster style guitars. It's similar to Alder in terms of tone as it has a fat low-end with strong mids, but it's a lot cheaper and softer. It's a bit heavier so it's mostly used for tops.

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 Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster

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Playability 70
Sound 71
Build quality 59
Value for money 77
Overall Score 67

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 2018 Classic Vibe series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato 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 2018 Classic Vibe series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster
  • Bone Nut
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • 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 Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster Gold Edition

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Playability 70
Sound 67
Build quality 57
Value for money 75
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (3 votes)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (4 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (4 votes)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (4 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (30 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (18 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (19 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (22 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $389.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2022 40th Anniversary Vintage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $389.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2022 40th Anniversary Vintage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster Gold Edition
  • 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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3. Fender Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster Vintage Edition

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Playability 70
Sound 67
Build quality 57
Value for money 75
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (4 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (5 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (4 votes)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (4 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (30 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (18 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (19 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (22 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $896.78 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2022 40th Anniversary Vintage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $896.78 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2022 40th Anniversary Vintage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster Vintage Edition
  • 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 Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH

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

What our users think

  • 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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  • 2 Prices - New from $469.99 >
  • 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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5. 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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    6. 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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