Best Stratocaster Style Guitars With 1 11/16" (42.9mm) Nut Width in 2024

Here are the top Stratocaster style guitars with 1 11/16" (42.9mm) nut width.

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

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Playability 70
Sound 79
Build quality 77
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75

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  • Neck profile shape: D (31 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 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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  • 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
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Tremolo
  • 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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2. Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster

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Playability 67
Sound 79
Build quality 75
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74
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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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  • 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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3. Fender Custom Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster

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Playability 63
Sound 73
Build quality 69
Value for money 53
Overall Score 68

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 (1 vote)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • From Fender Custom's 2016 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point American Series Synchronized Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles bridge
  • Thin C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Trim-Lok Staggered tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $4,850 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2016 Custom Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Select Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point American Series Synchronized Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles bridge
  • Thin C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Trim-Lok Staggered tuners
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Fender Custom Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • 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 Stratocaster HH FR

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Playability 70
Sound 73
Build quality 54
Value for money 76
Overall Score 66

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (2 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (31 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (27 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (4 votes)
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  • From Fender Squier's 2021 Contemporary series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Squier SQR Atomic Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Squier SQR Atomic Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose by Floyd Rose Double Locking Tremolo bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts tuners
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  • From Fender Squier's 2021 Contemporary series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Squier SQR Atomic Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Squier SQR Atomic Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose by Floyd Rose Double Locking Tremolo bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts tuners
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Fender Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HH FR
  • Locking Nut
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • 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 Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster

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Playability 67
Sound 79
Build quality 64
Value for money 70
Overall Score 70

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (4 votes)
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,196 >
  • From Fender's 2015 Artist series
  • 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 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Jr. SJBJ-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Strat SHR-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose FRT-O1000 Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Dave Murray C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,196 >
  • From Fender's 2015 Artist series
  • 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 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Jr. SJBJ-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Strat SHR-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose FRT-O1000 Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Dave Murray C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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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6. Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster

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Playability 63
Sound 76
Build quality 67
Value for money 59
Overall Score 69
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,901.26 >
  • From Fender's 2004 Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point American Series Synchronized Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles bridge
  • Jeff Beck C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,901.26 >
  • From Fender's 2004 Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Hot Noiseless (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • 2-Point American Series Synchronized Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles bridge
  • Jeff Beck C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • 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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7. Fender Player Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS

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Playability 67
Sound 79
Build quality 59
Value for money 73
Overall Score 68

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  • Neck profile shape: C (36 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (35 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 7 Prices - New from $789.99 >
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $789.99 >
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) bridge
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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Fender Player Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • 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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