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Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Maple Fingerboard

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Product Description

With their hard edge Blacktop look and powerful over the top tone, these Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitars from Fender provide raw humbucking power. Sleek and supercharged, it utilizes dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups, with other distinctive touches including skirted black amp knobs and a hard-tail bridge. Other features include an alder body, maple neck, 9.5 inch radius rosewood or maple fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.

Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Features

  • A Unique Telecaster Design with Powerful Humbucker Tone!
  • Alder Body with Bolt-on Maple Neck
  • Rosewood or Maple Fingerboard (as shown)
  • Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking Bridge and Neck Pickup
  • String Through Body, Hardtail Bridge
  • Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Fender's innovative Blacktop guitar series expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound. These guitars drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones that match the intensity of any playing style.

Product Specifications
Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Alder
    • Shape: Telecaster
  • Neck: Maple
    • Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
  • Nut Width: 1.650 inches (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple (as shown)
    • Radius: 9.5 inches Radius (241 mm)
    • Inlays: Dots
    • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16 inches Adjustable Hex Nut
  • Bridge Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Covers: Nickel
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H (Humbucker/Humbucker)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
    • Saddles: 6 Cast Saddles
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Straplocks: Vintage Style Strap Buttons
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tip: Black
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Included Accessories:
    • Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
  • Dimensions (HxL): 5 x 42 inches
    • Volume: 1.823
  • Weight: 14.02 lbs
  • Country of Origin: MX


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (480) 596-9690 Warranty:  Instruments: Limited Lifetime; Electronic Products (amps): Transferrable 5 Year Limited; Accessories: 1 Year Limited
john from yakima wa
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not quite what I expected
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I already had the blacktop strat HSH which I really like, so I thought the tele would be equally good. However the sound is not what I expected. It looks like the pup's are the same as on the strat but they do not sound as good. On the fence as to whether I want to return it.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
fit and finish is very good. Seems the weak point is the electronics. Tone pot not very sensitive and pup's don't give the sound I was looking for.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
the guitar feels very good, nice comfortable neck and the carved body is great
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Tone is where I am disappointed in this guitar. I think the pup's have a thin trebely sound for buckers. Also, the G string has a very tinny sound that is quite annoying when played open.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is very good. No complaints here.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
need some slight adjustment of the saddles to eliminate fret buzz.
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