Best Poplar Body Stratocaster Style Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Poplar body Stratocaster 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. Sterling Cutlass Short Scale

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Playability 82
Sound 66
Build quality 55
Value for money 78
Overall Score 68

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (9 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (10 votes)
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  • From Sterling's 2020 Cutlass series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Hard Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Sterling Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Fulcrum Tremolo bridge
  • Cutlass Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Diecast tuners
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  • From Sterling's 2020 Cutlass series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Hard Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Sterling Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Fulcrum Tremolo bridge
  • Cutlass Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Diecast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Sterling Cutlass Short Scale
  • Compensated 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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2. PRS SE Silver Sky

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Playability 70
Sound 74
Build quality 59
Value for money 73
Overall Score 68

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Not bad (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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  • From PRS's 2022 SE series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 8.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: PRS 635JM "S" (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: PRS 635JM "S" (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: PRS 635JM "S" (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Steel Tremolo bridge
  • 635JM Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Vintage Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • From PRS's 2022 SE series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 8.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: PRS 635JM "S" (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: PRS 635JM "S" (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: PRS 635JM "S" (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Steel Tremolo bridge
  • 635JM Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Vintage Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
PRS SE Silver Sky
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 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 Paranormal Custom Nashville Stratocaster

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Playability 72
Sound 71
Build quality 54
Value for money 76
Overall Score 66

What our users think

  • 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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  • From Fender Squier's 2023 China series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Laurel 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 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $429.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 China series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Laurel 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 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Paranormal Custom Nashville Stratocaster
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • 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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4. Cort G200

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Playability 70
Sound 66
Build quality 57
Value for money 74
Overall Score 64
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  • 2 Prices - New from $279.99 >
  • From Cort's 2023 G series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Hard Maple neck
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Cort Powersound H (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Cort Powersound S (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Cort Powersound S (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Point Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Cort Staggered Locking tuners
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  • From Cort's 2023 G series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Hard Maple neck
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Cort Powersound H (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Cort Powersound S (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Cort Powersound S (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Point Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Cort Staggered Locking tuners
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Cort G200
  • Locking Tuners
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 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. Ibanez AZES40

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Playability 70
Sound 66
Build quality 55
Value for money 74
Overall Score 64

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Not bad (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZES series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 9.843" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Accord (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Essentials (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Essentials (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • T106 w/ Comfort round Steel saddles bridge
  • AZES Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Ibanez machine heads w/ Split shaft tuners
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  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZES series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 9.843" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Accord (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Essentials (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Essentials (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • T106 w/ Comfort round Steel saddles bridge
  • AZES Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Ibanez machine heads w/ Split shaft tuners
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Ibanez AZES40
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • 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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6. Harley Benton ST-20HH Active

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Playability 72
Sound 62
Build quality 49
Value for money 76
Overall Score 61

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (3 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Not bad (2 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (9 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (5 votes)
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  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Standard series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Roseacer fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: HBZ Hi-Gain Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: HBZ Hi-Gain Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Harley Benton Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Diecast tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from €149 >
  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Standard series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Roseacer fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: HBZ Hi-Gain Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: HBZ Hi-Gain Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Harley Benton Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Diecast tuners
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Harley Benton ST-20HH Active
  • 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 Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Sterling Cutlass CT50SSS

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Playability 70
Sound 68
Build quality 60
Value for money 71
Overall Score 66

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noisy (1 vote)
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  • From Sterling's 2021 Cutlass series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • Cutlass Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $549.99 >
  • From Sterling's 2021 Cutlass series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sterling Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • Cutlass Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Locking tuners
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Sterling Cutlass CT50SSS
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 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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8. Fender Squier Sonic Stratocaster

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Playability 70
Sound 69
Build quality 57
Value for money 80
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Not bad (3 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (30 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (18 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (3 votes)
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  • 8 Prices - New from $199.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 Sonic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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  • 8 Prices - New from $199.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 Sonic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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Fender Squier Sonic Stratocaster
  • Synthetic 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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9. Fender Squier Sonic Stratocaster HT

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Playability 72
Sound 69
Build quality 55
Value for money 80
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Very sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Sightly unstable (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (30 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (18 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (3 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $199.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 Sonic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Top-Load Hardtail with Block Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $199.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 Sonic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Top-Load Hardtail with Block Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Sonic Stratocaster HT
  • Synthetic 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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10. Fender Squier Sonic Stratocaster HSS

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Playability 70
Sound 69
Build quality 57
Value for money 80
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (30 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (18 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (5 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (5 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $199.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 Sonic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $199.99 >
  • From Fender Squier's 2023 Sonic series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ceramic Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Ceramic Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Die-Cast Sealed tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Sonic Stratocaster HSS
  • Synthetic 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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