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Best Stratocaster Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Stratocaster shape guitars.

We've found exactly 94 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 86
Value for money 71
Overall Score 81
  • 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)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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2. Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 86
Value for money 70
Overall Score 80
  • 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)
  • 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners

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3. Jackson MJ Series Signature Misha Mansoor So-Cal 2PT

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Jackson MJ Series Signature Misha Mansoor So-Cal 2PT
Playability 77
Sound 79
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
  • From Jackson's 2021 Artist Signature series
  • Misha Mansoor Signature
  • 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)
  • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Die-Cast Locking tuners

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4. Reverend Gil Parris Signature GPS

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Reverend Gil Parris Signature GPS
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 71
Value for money 72
Overall Score 77
  • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
  • Gil Parris Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Korina body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Single-Width (Single Coil/Active)
  • Middle pickup: Fishman Fluence Single-Width (Single Coil/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Single-Width (Single Coil/Active)
  • Wilkinson WVS50K Tremolo (10.8 mm Spacing) bridge
  • 1 volume and 3 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners

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5. Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature

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Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature
Playability 77
Sound 79
Build quality 77
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • From Schecter's 2017 Artist series
  • Nick Johnston Signature
  • 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)
  • Schecter Vintage 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Nick Johnston Custom C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter/Hipshot Staggered Locking Tuners tuners

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6. Music Man Cutlass RS HSS

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Music Man Cutlass RS HSS
Playability 72
Sound 77
Build quality 83
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77
  • From Music Man's 2017 Cutlass RS series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Figured Maple neck
  • Roasted Figured Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Music Man Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Music Man Custom Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Music Man Custom Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Music Man Modern Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Cutlass RS Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners

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7. Music Man Cutlass RS SSS

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Music Man Cutlass RS SSS
Playability 72
Sound 77
Build quality 83
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77
  • From Music Man's 2017 Cutlass RS series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Figured Maple neck
  • Roasted Figured Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Music Man Custom Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Music Man Custom Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Music Man Custom Single Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Music Man Modern Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Cutlass RS Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners

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8. Fender Jim Root Stratocaster

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Fender Jim Root Stratocaster
Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 75
Value for money 72
Overall Score 77
  • From Fender's 2012 Artist series
  • Jim Root Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners

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9. Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster

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Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster
Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 74
Value for money 72
Overall Score 77
  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Tom Morello Signature
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Strat SHR-1B (Rail Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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10. Fender American Ultra Stratocaster

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Fender American Ultra Stratocaster
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 75
Value for money 71
Overall Score 76
  • 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 Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Ultra Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners

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11. Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS

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Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 77
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Ultra Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners

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12. Fender American Performer Stratocaster

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Fender American Performer Stratocaster
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 71
Value for money 75
Overall Score 75
  • From Fender's 2019 American Performer series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners

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13. Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS

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Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 72
Value for money 70
Overall Score 75
  • 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)
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles, Pop-In Tremolo Arm and Cold-Rolled Steel Block bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Deep C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners

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14. Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional

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Schecter Jack Fowler Traditional
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 69
Value for money 75
Overall Score 75
  • From Schecter's 2021 Artist series
  • Jack Fowler Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Pasadena Plus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Pasadena (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Diamond Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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15. Fender Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster

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Fender Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster
Playability 77
Sound 77
Build quality 71
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75
  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
  • Chambered Ash body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Graph Tech Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners

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16. Fender American Professional II Stratocaster

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Fender American Professional II Stratocaster
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 72
Value for money 70
Overall Score 75
  • 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 Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles, Pop-In Tremolo Arm and Cold-Rolled Steel Block bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Deep C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners

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17. Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster

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Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 63
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74
  • From Fender's 2018 Artist series
  • Ed O'Brien Signature
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Jr. SJBJ-1B (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Sustainer Driver (Humbucker/Active)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 10/56 V Back-Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners

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18. Fender Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster

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Fender Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster
Playability 72
Sound 77
Build quality 73
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74
  • From Fender's 2022 Artist series
  • Nile Rodgers Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Hitmaker Nile Rogers RWRP Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 1959 C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners

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19. Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster

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Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster
Playability 77
Sound 77
Build quality 68
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74
  • From Fender's 1992 Artist series
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • SRV Thick Oval Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • 6-in-Line American Vintage tuners

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20. Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS

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Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS
Playability 73
Sound 80
Build quality 67
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73
  • From Fender's 2019 American Performer series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • American Performer tuners

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