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Best Telecaster Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Telecaster shape guitars.

We've found exactly 137 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. Ibanez LB1

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Ibanez LB1
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 90
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83
  • From Ibanez's 2021 LB series
  • Lari Basilio Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • 1pc Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Lari Basilio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Lari Basilio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Lari Basilio (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1702B bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners

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2. Schecter PT SLS Elite

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Schecter PT SLS Elite
Playability 85
Sound 79
Build quality 81
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82
  • From Schecter's 2018 SLS Elite series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Walnut/Padauk Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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3. Schecter PT SLS Evil Twin

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Schecter PT SLS Evil Twin
Playability 85
Sound 79
Build quality 81
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82
  • From Schecter's 2018 SLS Elite series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Walnut/Padauk Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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4. Ibanez TQMS1

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Ibanez TQMS1
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 90
Value for money 72
Overall Score 82
  • From Ibanez's 2022 TQM series
  • Tom Quayle Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple(4mm) top
  • Alder body
  • 1pc Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Custom (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Magic Touch-mini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners

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5. Ibanez AZS2200F Prestige

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Ibanez AZS2200F Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 86
Value for money 71
Overall Score 81
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZS series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Custom (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Magic Touch-mini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners

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6. Ibanez AZS2200Q Prestige

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Ibanez AZS2200Q Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 86
Value for money 71
Overall Score 81
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZS series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Custom (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Magic Touch-mini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners

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7. Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
Playability 73
Sound 83
Build quality 85
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
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Double Tap Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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8. Ibanez AZS2200 Prestige

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Ibanez AZS2200 Prestige
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 83
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZS series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Custom (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Magic Touch-mini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh T1802 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners

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9. Ibanez AZS2209H Prestige

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Ibanez AZS2209H Prestige
Playability 78
Sound 80
Build quality 82
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AZS series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Custom (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Magic Touch-mini (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh F1803 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • AZ Oval C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P. tuners

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10. Schecter PT Apocalypse

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Schecter PT Apocalypse
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 80
Value for money 80
Overall Score 80
  • From Schecter's 2020 Apocalypse series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Padauk Multi-ply w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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11. ESP Stef-T7B

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ESP Stef-T7B
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2008 Signature series
  • Stephen Carpenter Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature (Humbucker/Active)
  • Middle pickup: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: (/)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners

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12. Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster

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Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster
Playability 75
Sound 78
Build quality 85
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
  • 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
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners

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13. Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider Baritone

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Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider Baritone
Playability 80
Sound 82
Build quality 76
Value for money 74
Overall Score 79
  • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
  • Pete Anderson Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 28.625"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Chambered Korina body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Talnico Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Salnico Middle (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Salnico Neck (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Wilkinson WV6 SB (Steel Block) Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners

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14. Solar T1.6A-NAT

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Solar T1.6A-NAT
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 73
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From Solar's 2021 Type T series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
  • Evertune F-Type bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners
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15. Solar T1.6FRBOP

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Solar T1.6FRBOP
Playability 80
Sound 82
Build quality 75
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From Solar's 2021 Type T series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Duncan Solar/Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Duncan Solar (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 with 34 mm Block bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners

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16. ESP LTD TE-1000 Evertune KOA

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ESP LTD TE-1000 Evertune KOA
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 73
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 TE series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Hawaiian Koa top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 57 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 66TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Evertune (F model) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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17. ESP LTD Eclipse '87

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ESP LTD Eclipse '87
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 70
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 '87 Series Guitars series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD tuners
  • Retainer bar

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18. Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider S

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Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider S
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 75
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78
  • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
  • Pete Anderson Signature
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Chambered Korina body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Talnico Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Salnico Middle (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Salnico Neck (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Wilkinson WVS50 IIK Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners

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19. Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH 2PT CM Ash

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Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 2 24 HH 2PT CM Ash
Playability 80
Sound 80
Build quality 74
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78
  • From Charvel's 2020 Pro-Mod series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Caramelized Maple neck
  • Caramelized Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC (Humbucker/Active)
  • Gotoh Custom 510 Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast Locking tuners

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20. ESP E-II T-B7 Baritone

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ESP E-II T-B7 Baritone
Playability 82
Sound 76
Build quality 79
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP E-II's 2014 TE series
  • Made in Japan
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81-7 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 707 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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