Best Telecaster Style Guitars With Strap Locks in 2024

Here are the top Telecaster style guitars with Strap locks.

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. Chapman ML3 Pro Modern

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Playability 82
Sound 77
Build quality 79
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79

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: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (7 votes)
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $765.84 >
  • From Chapman's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML3 Pro Modern
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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2. ESP E-II T-B7 Baritone

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Playability 78
Sound 76
Build quality 77
Value for money 67
Overall Score 77

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  • Neck profile shape: Baseball / U (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (6 votes)
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP E-II T-B7 Baritone
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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3. Fender Brent Mason Telecaster

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Playability 72
Sound 78
Build quality 75
Value for money 65
Overall Score 75

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (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: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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  • 7 Prices - New from $2,999.99 >
  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack Tele STK-T3B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Stack Strat STK-S2 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini HB (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Telecaster Bridge with Glaser Bender System bridge
  • Late 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Vintage Tall frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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  • 7 Prices - New from $2,999.99 >
  • From Fender's 2020 Artist series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack Tele STK-T3B (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Stack Strat STK-S2 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini HB (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 6-Saddle Telecaster Bridge with Glaser Bender System bridge
  • Late 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Vintage Tall frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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Fender Brent Mason Telecaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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4. Chapman ML3 Pro BEA

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Playability 73
Sound 78
Build quality 82
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (2 votes)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mapa Burl Solid Flat Top with Satin Finish top
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Silo Rabea Signature Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SL59 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Schaller 3802 Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6 Locking (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $2,099 >
  • From Chapman's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mapa Burl Solid Flat Top with Satin Finish top
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple neck
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Silo Rabea Signature Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SL59 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Schaller 3802 Vintage Tremolo bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6 Locking (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML3 Pro BEA
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Tremolo
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • 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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5. Chapman ML3 Semi-Hollow Pro

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Playability 78
Sound 76
Build quality 80
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78

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  • Neck profile shape: C (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
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  • From Chapman's 2022 Pro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Perupok body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 23 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $832.37 >
  • From Chapman's 2022 Pro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Perupok body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Chapman String Through hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 23 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Chapman ML3 Semi-Hollow Pro
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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6. Chapman ML3 Pro BEA Baritone

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Playability 75
Sound 78
Build quality 78
Value for money 72
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • From Chapman's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 28"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar Burl Solid Flat Top with Satin Finish top
  • Alder body
  • Wenge neck
  • Wenge fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Silo Rabea Signature Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SL59 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 41060 Hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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  • 1 Prices - Used from $2,099.98 >
  • From Chapman's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 28"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar Burl Solid Flat Top with Satin Finish top
  • Alder body
  • Wenge neck
  • Wenge fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Silo Rabea Signature Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SL59 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Hipshot 41060 Hardtail bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Chapman ML3 Pro BEA Baritone
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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7. Chapman ML3 Pro Traditional

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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 74
Value for money 80
Overall Score 75

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  • Neck profile shape: C (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $649 >
  • From Chapman's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Chapman String-Through Tele-Style with Brass Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $649 >
  • From Chapman's 2021 Pro series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour neck
  • Roasted Maple – Dark Colour fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Chapman String-Through Tele-Style with Brass Saddles bridge
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing) tuners
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Chapman ML3 Pro Traditional
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Strap Lock
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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