Best Telecaster Style Guitars With D Neck Profile in 2024

Here are the top Telecaster style guitars with D neck profile. It's similar to a C shape, and it's one of the most common shapes right now. It's a bit flatter and thinner, even though sometimes it has a bit more shoulders. It's a fast type of neck that is comfortable, and shredders love it.

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. Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH

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Playability 70
Sound 82
Build quality 82
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (2 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (7 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (3 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $2,606.09 >
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $2,606.09 >
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Retainer Bar
  • 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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2. Fender Custom Vintage Custom '59 Esquire

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Playability 72
Sound 71
Build quality 70
Value for money 56
Overall Score 71
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,100 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2018 Vintage Custom series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 7.25" to 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Ash body
  • 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Threaded Steel Saddles bridge
  • 1959 D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,100 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2018 Vintage Custom series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 7.25" to 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Ash body
  • 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple neck
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Threaded Steel Saddles bridge
  • 1959 D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom Vintage Custom '59 Esquire
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • 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 Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Harley Benton TE-62DB

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Playability 72
Sound 70
Build quality 52
Value for money 80
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (5 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (5 votes)
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  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Deluxe series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Harley Benton Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson style tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from €159 >
  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Deluxe series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Harley Benton Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton TE-62DB
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • 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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4. Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster

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Playability 72
Sound 77
Build quality 80
Value for money 66
Overall Score 76

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (7 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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  • 7 Prices - New from $2,407.44 >
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $2,407.44 >
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles bridge
  • Augmented “D” Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • S-1 Switch Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Fender American Ultra Telecaster

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Playability 72
Sound 77
Build quality 74
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (2 votes)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (5 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (7 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,199.99 >
  • 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 Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles bridge
  • Ultra Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $1,199.99 >
  • 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 Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles bridge
  • Ultra Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Ultra Telecaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Series Split Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Fender Custom '59 Tele Custom Relic Maple

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Playability 72
Sound 75
Build quality 67
Value for money 56
Overall Score 71
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  • From Fender Custom's 2017 Time Machine series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Ash body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Tele Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Barrel Saddles bridge
  • 1959 D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage Style tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $4,550 >
  • From Fender Custom's 2017 Time Machine series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 2-Piece Select Ash body
  • Quartersawn Maple neck
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Tele Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Barrel Saddles bridge
  • 1959 D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Custom '59 Tele Custom Relic Maple
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • 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 Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Harley Benton TE-62CC

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Playability 72
Sound 70
Build quality 52
Value for money 80
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (4 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (4 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (4 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (4 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: D (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (5 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (5 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from €149 >
  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Deluxe series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Harley Benton Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson style tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from €149 >
  • From Harley Benton's 2022 Deluxe series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Harley Benton Modern D Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton TE-62CC
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • 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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