Best Telecaster Style Guitars With Locking Nut in 2024

Here are the top Telecaster style guitars with Locking nut. Instead of the typical nut, this nut locks the strings in place and will make them stay in tune even after heavy tremolo use. This type of nut provides the best tune stability, but they also make the guitar more expensive.

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.

There are affiliate links on this page that may earn us a commission if you purchase after clicking. We are members of the Amazon Associates Program, and many others. However, we compare each guitar against each other under the same parameters, so this doesn't influence our scoring.

1. Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH

Compare
Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster Floyd Rose HH
FIND IT ON:
Reverb logoSweetwater logoMusician's Friend logoFender logo
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)
Own it? Share your opinion
FIND IT ON:
Reverb logoSweetwater logoMusician's Friend logoFender logo
  • 6 Prices - New from $2,606.66 >
  • 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 ā€œDā€ Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 6 Prices - New from $2,606.66 >
  • 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 ā€œDā€ Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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

All Prices

2. ESP LTD Eclipse '87

Compare
ESP LTD Eclipse '87
FIND IT ON:
Reverb logoAmazon logo
Playability 85
Sound 81
Build quality 65
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77

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: Heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (3 votes)
Own it? Share your opinion
FIND IT ON:
Reverb logoAmazon logo
  • 4 Prices - New from $893.88 >
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000 bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 4 Prices - New from $893.88 >
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000 bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD Eclipse '87
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

All Prices

3. Solar T1.6FRBOP

Compare
Solar T1.6FRBOP
FIND IT ON:
Reverb logo
Playability 73
Sound 82
Build quality 70
Value for money 75
Overall Score 75

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (12 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (7 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (9 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (9 votes)
Own it? Share your opinion
FIND IT ON:
Reverb logo
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000 with 34 mm Block bridge
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000 with 34 mm Block bridge
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Solar T1.6FRBOP
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Tremolo
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

All Prices

    4. Charvel USA Select San Dimas Style 2 HH FR

    Compare
    Charvel USA Select San Dimas Style 2 HH FR
    FIND IT ON:
    Reverb logoSweetwater logo
    Playability 70
    Sound 80
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 63
    Overall Score 73

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: D (10 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
    Own it? Share your opinion
    FIND IT ON:
    Reverb logoSweetwater logo
    • 3 Prices - New from $1,999.99 >
    • From Charvel's 2016 USA Select series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: DiMarzio PAF Pro DP151 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 3 Prices - New from $1,999.99 >
    • From Charvel's 2016 USA Select series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Alder body
    • Quartersawn Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: DiMarzio PAF Pro DP151 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo bridge
    • Charvel Speed Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Charvel-Branded Die-Cast tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Charvel USA Select San Dimas Style 2 HH FR
    • Made in United States
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Retainer Bar
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Expensive Woods
    • 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

    All Prices

    5. Schecter SVSS PT FR S

    Compare
    Schecter SVSS PT FR S
    FIND IT ON:
    Reverb logoAmazon logoMusician's Friend logo
    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 60
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 73

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
    • Weight: Heavy (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: C (46 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (41 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
    • Pickups power: Hot (3 votes)
    Own it? Share your opinion
    FIND IT ON:
    Reverb logoAmazon logoMusician's Friend logo
    • 5 Prices - New from $949 >
    • From Schecter's 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Special Hot Rod Locking Tremolo (Schecter Exclusive) bridge
    • Thin C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Schecter tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 5 Prices - New from $949 >
    • From Schecter's 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: Sustainiac (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Special Hot Rod Locking Tremolo (Schecter Exclusive) bridge
    • Thin C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Schecter tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Schecter SVSS PT FR S
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Sustainer Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Retainer Bar
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Weight Relief
    • No Luminescent Inlay
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

    All Prices

    6. Dean NashVegas Select Floyd

    Compare
    Dean NashVegas Select Floyd
    FIND IT ON:
    Reverb logoMusician's Friend logo
    Playability 70
    Sound 80
    Build quality 60
    Value for money 75
    Overall Score 70

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
    Own it? Share your opinion
    FIND IT ON:
    Reverb logoMusician's Friend logo
    • 4 Prices - New from $739 >
    • From Dean's 2020 Select series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Basswood body
    • 3 Piece Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
    • C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 4 Prices - New from $739 >
    • From Dean's 2020 Select series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Basswood body
    • 3 Piece Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
    • C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Dean NashVegas Select Floyd
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 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 Retainer Bar
    • No Strap Lock

    All Prices

    7. Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder PT FR

    Compare
    Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder PT FR
    FIND IT ON:
    Sweetwater logoAmazon logoReverb logo
    Playability 73
    Sound 80
    Build quality 59
    Value for money 76
    Overall Score 71

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (46 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (41 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
    • Pickups power: Hot (3 votes)
    Own it? Share your opinion
    FIND IT ON:
    Sweetwater logoAmazon logoReverb logo
    • 4 Prices - New from $749 >
    • From Schecter's 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Special Hot Rod Locking Tremolo (Schecter Exclusive) bridge
    • Thin C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Schecter tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 4 Prices - New from $749 >
    • From Schecter's 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 14" Fretboard Radius
    • Mahogany body
    • Maple neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 (Humbucker/Active)
    • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Special Hot Rod Locking Tremolo (Schecter Exclusive) bridge
    • Thin C Bolt-On neck
    • 22 XL Jumbo frets
    • Schecter tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder PT FR
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Retainer Bar
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 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

    All Prices

    Filter ResultsClear all filters×
    Price
  • General
    Brand
    Country of Origin
    For Hand Size
    Genre
    Great for
    Handedness
    Max Weight
    • Type desired range in pounds (lbs):
    Strings
    Body
    Body Finish
    Body Shape
    Body Type
    Body Wood
    Comfortability
    Decorative Top
      Weight Relief
        Neck
        Custom 12th Fret Inlay
        Fret Material
        Fret Size
        Fretboard Radius
        Fretboard Wood
        Headstock
        Inlay Material
        Inlay Position
        Inlay Shape
        Luminescent Sidedots
        Neck Joint
        Neck Profile
        Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
        • Type desired range in inches:
        Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
        • Type desired range in inches:
        Neck Wood
        Number of Frets
        Nut Material
        Nut Width
        Playstyle
        Scale Length
        Electronics
        Bridge Pickups Brand
        Configuration
        Neck Pickups Brand
        Pickup Mods
        Pickup Selector
        Pickups Power
        Tone Knobs
        Volume Knobs
        Hardware
        Bridge
        Hardware Color
        Knob Style
        Retainer Bar
        Strap Lock
          Tuners Type
          By Score
          Build Quality Score
            Build Quality Score
          • Type desired score
          Features Score
            Features Score
          • Type desired score
          Material Quality Score
            Material Quality Score
          • Type desired score
          Pickups Quality Score
            Pickups Quality Score
          • Type desired score
          Playability Score
            Playability Score
          • Type desired score
          Quality Control Score
            Quality Control Score
          • Type desired score
          Sound Score
            Sound Score
          • Type desired score
          Value for Money Score
            Value for Money Score
          • Type desired score
          Versatility Score
            Versatility Score
          • Type desired score