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Rating and Reviews: Fender Blacktop Strat HH

This Strat has been given a sonic lift with high-gain humbucking pickups. It comes in a glossy Black, Candy Apple Red, or Sonic Blue finish.

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"Fender Blacktop Strat HH" submitted August 5, 2012

By Anthony F in Long Island, NY
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Musical Background: mostly semi pro some pro background.
Music Style: blues, classic rock, country More or less Elvis Copstello, Lucinda Williams style guita playing.
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Overall: Great guitar, super value from Fender. The neck is sweet and fit and finish is A1. I've owned many US and Mexican guitars over my life and currently prefer the Mexican Fenders as it's truer to vintage Fenders than the US. The US Fenders are great but with new refinements added almost yearly they've drifted away from the feel of the fenders I remember in my youth. Now as far as this guitar even though it has humbuckers the coil split (my favorite position) does give a somewhat traditional tele sound which is cool on a strat. One drawback is the pickups, unless your a metal guy they're too hot and muddy. That said it's a keeper for me as I ordered some PAF's for it to suit my style of playing when I want the humbucker or Les Paul sound, Great choice of colors and pick guard combinations too, Even with $130 for two DiMarzio PAFs this axe still comes in as great bang for the buck,
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"I love this guitar......but what's up with the mint green pickguard?" submitted January 3, 2012

By a customer from sprint.blackberry.net
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Musical Background: Intermediate Guitar
Music Style: Rock, classic rock, rockabilly
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Sound: This guitar has a great sound, it's rich and clear, I've only ran it through a Marshall practice amp, it made me smile...... Feature: Whammy bar is great, There is one thing I do not like about this guitar..... it's the mint green pickguard, why a mint green pickguard..... I special ordered a white metallic flake one. It stays in tune easy to play. Very versatile. Ease of Use: I got some great sound from it with a little Marshall practice amp. It will crunch if it you want it to. Quality: Seems well made, rosewood fretboard is beautiful. Value: Yes Manufacturer Support: Called to ask them about a replacement pickguard in white, they were helpful. The Wow Factor: The sonic blue is gorgeous, I purchased the white leather studded guitar strap from this same website. Its in a Tantrum Black coffin case, people are surprised when they see a baby blue guitar in there. Overall: I would definately replace it.
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