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Best Stratocaster Shape Guitars in 2023

Here you'll find the best Stratocaster shape guitars.

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 Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79

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  • Neck profile shape: D (7 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (6 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (5 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
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless™ Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless™ Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • 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. Jackson MJ Series Signature Misha Mansoor So-Cal 2PT

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Playability 77
Sound 79
Build quality 77
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78

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  • Neck profile shape: D (26 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (28 votes)
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  • From Jackson's 2021 Artist Signature series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Caramelized Maple neck
  • Caramelized Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Ragnarok (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Bare Knuckle Trilogy Suite Single Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Trilogy Suite Single Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo bridge
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Die-Cast Locking tuners
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Jackson MJ Series Signature Misha Mansoor So-Cal 2PT
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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3. Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature

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Playability 77
Sound 79
Build quality 75
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
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  • From Schecter's 2017 Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Contoured 4-Bolt Wenge neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Nick Johnston Signature Atomic Set (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Schecter USA Nick Johnston Signature Atomic Set (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Nick Johnston Signature Atomic Set (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Schecter Vintage 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Nick Johnston Custom C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter/Hipshot Staggered Locking Tuners tuners
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Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • 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 American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster

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Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 82
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78

Player Feedback

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (6 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (6 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (5 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (5 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: D (7 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (8 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (5 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
  • Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm 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 Stratocaster
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Fender Juanes Stratocaster

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Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77

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  • Neck profile shape: C (9 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (5 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2023 Artist 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 Juanes Alnico II Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Juanes Ultra Noiseless Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Juanes Ultra Noiseless Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 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 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Fender Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Fender Juanes Stratocaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster

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Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 75
Value for money 66
Overall Score 76
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  • From Fender's 2023 Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Seymour Duncan Cory Wong Clean Machine Custom Stack Plus (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Seymour Duncan Cory Wong Clean Machine Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Seymour Duncan Cory Wong Clean Machine Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Fender Custom Artisan Spalted Maple Thinline Stratocaster

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Playability 77
Sound 77
Build quality 75
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76
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  • From Fender Custom's 2020 Artisan series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Spalted Maple top
  • Roasted Ash with Spalted Maple Top body
  • 3A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Round-Lam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage Style with Tortoise Shell Buttons tuners
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Fender Custom Artisan Spalted Maple Thinline Stratocaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Fender Custom Artisan Koa Thinline Stratocaster

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Playability 77
Sound 77
Build quality 75
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76
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  • From Fender Custom's 2020 Artisan series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 4A Figured Koa top
  • Roasted Ash body
  • 3A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Round-Lam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • '60s Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage Style with Tortoise Shell Buttons tuners
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Fender Custom Artisan Koa Thinline Stratocaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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9. Fender Custom Postmodern Strat Journeyman Relic Rosewood

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Playability 77
Sound 79
Build quality 74
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
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  • From Fender Custom's 2019 Postmodern series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Alder body
  • Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • Round-Laminated Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Dual-Mag II Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Dual-Mag II Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Dual-Mag II Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1959 D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Fender Custom Postmodern Strat Journeyman Relic Rosewood
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Parallel Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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10. Fender Custom American Custom Strat RW

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Playability 77
Sound 77
Build quality 75
Value for money 61
Overall Score 76

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  • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
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  • From Fender Custom's 2020 American Custom series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Ash body
  • 2A Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Round-Laminated Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '64 Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '64 Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '64 Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1960 Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Sperzel Die-Cast with White Pearloid Buttons tuners
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Fender Custom American Custom Strat RW
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • 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 Luminescent Inlay
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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