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Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar (Maple), Black

This Telecaster dishes out the attitude with dual high-gain humbuckers. Outfitted with chrome hardware, its alder body shines with a polyester gloss finish. (13) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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 maple fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.

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General

Model Name: Blacktop(TM) Telecaster(R) HH

Series: Blacktop(TM)

Body

Body Material: Alder

Neck

Number of Frets: 22

Fret Size: Medium Jumbo

Position Inlays: Black Dots on Maple

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" Radius (241 mm)

Fretboard: Maple

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

Electronics

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

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

Tools

Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16"

Miscellaneous

Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)

Unique Features: HH Pickup Configuration, Reversed Control Assembly, Black Skirted Amp Knobs, Contoured Body

Accessories

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: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Candy Apple Red
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 5 in
Silver
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
zZounds Expert Review
From the world of Fender, this Blacktop Tele HH is like a Swiss Army knife of tone. With its simple three-switch knob, you are able to get all kinds of tones. The neck pickup yields creamier tone, suitable for jazz styles or something with more of a subtle tone. On the middle position, I was able to achieve a classic crunch that helps me get into those classic rock tones. If you're going for a nice lead, or a tone that sticks out from the mix, you will definitely enjoy this Tele on the bridge position. With a few tweaks of the volume and tone knobs, you are able to get a nice country twang, or get it to those sweet soaring solos. Add in the maple neck and fretboard -- which give you an overall brighter tone -- and its slim neck shape, this is a solid all-in-one guitar and a great addition to your collection.

- Dan, zZounds Guitar Expert

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4.5 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: The tone is obviously not you father's telecaster. It does not have a lot of that telecaster spank that a typical single coil would have, but it does have a whiff of that tone at times. It is a rocker with high gain humbuckers and it can get just pain raunchy. I live for that sound, but don't buy one if you think it's just a tele that's grown some muscles. The damn things on steroids. The reason that I didn't rate it higher is because it has nice crunch, but can get a bit bright to me. I had blacktop strat that I sold because it was thin. This tele is not thin, just trebly - not like an ice pick, but I usually play a Les Paul and it's not as warm as a Paul. I plan to put a pair of Seymour Duncan '59's in it to warm it up a bit. Feature: Best aspect of this guitar are the features. I really appreciate a "belly cut" (contoured body to the layman)in a guitar this reasonably priced. It has 6 saddles for ease of intonation, 22 frets and a nice smooth neck. To top it off, it has a black pickguard (hence "blacktop"). You Fender freaks know that each of those features is normally on a much more expensive model - a real nice bit of features for the money. It would have been a 10 if it had barrel knobs instead of those amp conrol-looking things...easily changed out though. Ease of Use: Works like any good Strat or Tele. Nice neck, just wish it would have a soft V, but what am I buying a custom-made guitar? Of course not.. Quality: No issues that a good setup won't cure. Fine MIM quality. Value: Great price point. Look at the features...It has gone up 50 bucks recently. Overall: I bought it, sold it, and had to buy another with a planned pickup change to Duncans. Just too much overall value on this guitar.
Style of Music: Hard Rock / Hot Blues
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Axe. Great Bargain. BUY IT!"
Sound: These pickups are HOT. Very smooth. From mellow to that old Tele "honk"...I don't know how they do it, but they did it! I love it...Tele spank and mellow smooth in one instrument! Feature: I gave it a 9 because I hate the amp knobs. No biggie, a small and simple change to knurled chrome Tele knobs, and I was good to go! Got the silver/w maple neck. Absolutley breathtaking. Flawless. Beautiful fit and finish. I wouldn't change a thing...except the knobs, of course. Ease of Use: Super playable. A tiny tweak of the neck with the provided truss rod wrench, a new set of Elixr strings, and I was good to go. Very simple to operate...It is a TELE! Quality: Flawless. Value: Completely worth it. A bargain! Manufacturer Support: Lifetime warrantee on a $500.00 MIM axe....can't beat it! The Wow Factor: This is a must have for anyone who plays rythm or lead guitar. Overall: This guitar will be in my arsenal for many years to come.
Style of Music: Blues, Country, Rock
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