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Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar (Rosewood), Black

With a glassy gloss finish and a hot pair of over-wound alnico humbuckers, this dark-horse Telecaster offers heavy sound and style for a not-so-heavy price. (7) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Though always versatile, the Telecaster has never been known as a choice guitar for the gain-to-11 crowd. By loading its Blacktop Telecaster HH with high-gain alnico humbuckers and modern design tweaks, Fender has created one just for them.

A New Blacktop Legend

The Blacktop Telecaster is a response to the playing styles and tastes of today's guitarists, and Fender has embedded many of these qualities in the guitar's design. Upon turning the Tele's alder body over, you'll notice it features a contour on the back side's upper bout. This helps make for a more comfortable playing experience without the guitar "digging" into your side.

The Blacktop Telecaster's maple neck is cut in a modern "C" profile, which has a slimmer feel in the hands than a traditional Tele neck. The rosewood fretboard is loaded with 22 medium jumbo frets.

A Tele With More Roar

Perhaps the most noticeable difference in the Blacktop Telecaster is in its electronics. Rather than the traditional single-coil pickup combination found in most Teles, Fender placed two humbuckers in the Blacktop's neck and bridge slots.

These Hot Vintage Alnico humbuckers not only provide thicker sound than single-coils, but are overwound for higher output. You'll feel right at home playing blues or heavy modern rock on this Tele, as the pickups get the most out of tube amps. The Blacktop's volume control can really clean up the sound when needed. Dialing back on the tone knob can get you into jazz territory -- and country traditionalists, fear not: you can still get a bit of twang with both pickups engaged.

Major-League Features

You'll find another unique update to the Blacktop Tele when dialing in your tone. The volume and tone controls -- capped with amp knobs -- are located above the pickup selector switch. This gives you better access for volume swells or quick tone adjustments on stage. Other appointments on the Blacktop Tele include a hardtail bridge that runs the strings through the body with six block-style saddles and cast tuning machines.

Features:

- Adler body
- 22-fret maple neck in modern "C" profile
- Rosewood fretboard
- Hot Vintage Alnico humbuckers in bridge and neck positions
- Three-position pickup selector switch
- Master volume and tone controls
- String-through body hardtail bridge with six cast saddles

Hear how heavy a Tele can be with Fenders Blacktop Telecaster HH.

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- Model Name: Blacktop(TM) Telecaster(R) HH
- Series: Blacktop(TM)
- Body Material: Alder
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: White Dots on Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut
- Pickup Configuration: H/H
- Bridge Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Nickel Cover
- Neck Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Neck Humbucking Pickup with Nickel Cover
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge With 6 Cast Saddles
- Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Switch Tips: Black Switch Tip
- Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16"
- Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: HH Pickup Configuration, Reversed Control Assembly, Black Skirted Amp Knobs, Contoured Body
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Included Accessories: Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench
- Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Candy Apple Red
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Silver
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

Fender's innovative Blacktop guitar series expands the sonic horizon of the classic Fender Telecaster guitar by powering it with high-gain humbucking pickups.

Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Telecaster HH has dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups, with other distinctive touches including skirted black amp knobs, a reversed chrome control plate and a hard-tail bridge. Other features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5"-radius rosewood fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.
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Overall: i love my new candy apple red fender telecaster and the zzound play as you pay payment plan made it all possible.
Style of Music: classic rock
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Sound: Wow I am pretty impressed with this Tele. My last experience with Fender was with the Highway One Strat. Even after an excellent setup it would not stay in tune. Needless to say I was pretty let down. The sound on this is not perfect by any means but is pretty amazing for a 450 dollar instrument. It sounds much more like a PRS than a standard Tele. Much ballsier. That being said, even if you hate the pickups put in some after market pickups of your choice and you will still be under any American made Fender. Feature: Let me start by saying the paint on this is amazing. It is like glass. This is the best MIM Fender I have every played. I just have one complaint for Fender and it is a small one. Stop making strings. They suck. They have always sucked. Team up with Ernie Ball or Dean Markley and put some real strings on your guitars. Ease of Use: Plays very easy. Of course it comes with 9 gauge strings on it so it is a little "Loosy Goosey" for my taste. Once I get it set up with 10's and drop the action a hair it will be perfect. Quality: Like I said above I am very impressed with the quality of this guitar. I can't get over the paint on this ( I have black ). Value: For 450 dollars this is better than any of the Highway One products 'Made In America" Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: It makes my panties wet !!!! LOL Overall: Let's see how it holds up over some gigs. But like all Telecasters it's basically a end table with a baseball bat screwed onto it. (I love the body contour by the way)
Style of Music: Classic Rock / Funk
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