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Item Reviews for: Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar  -  FEN 0148900 LIST

By: John Coffee from United States      Submitted: 3/17/2014

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Fender Blacktop HSH Stratocaster
By: Larry from Buffalo, Mo, USA      Submitted: 2/22/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? As usual , another great Fender guitar. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? It can be extremely mellow or harsh, whichever you desire. The quality is good too. Just as good as the American Standard I also own. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The guitar is well balanced, with ot without strap. Controls are indentical to any other stratocaster. So, no learning curve needed.The neck is fast and smooth as are the frets. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? The neck pickup is quiet and jazzy. The bridge is warm, not hot, but good for me. I figured I would immediately be changing the pickups, but I may hold off a while. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beautiful paint job. I got the black version. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Very good price. I own an American Standard that I paid a thousand bux for. I am very hard pressed to tell a difference between that and the Mexican BlackTop in quality and sound. Playability How was the action out of the box? The action was a bit high out of the box. AT least for me. I lowered the strings to quickly correct the issue. No buzz , no hiss. Just good sound.
Wow . . . I am impressed
By: RJ from Orlando, Florida, USA      Submitted: 4/5/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The quality of this item far exceeded my expectations. General Your general opinion of this product. I have to give a little background here. I am Gibson guy. I am a Les Paul guy. I buy several guitars a year and generally go to Gibson. When the Sprng Break Sale hit, I figured why not try a few Fenders even though I generally loathe them. This guitar has blown me away. It is a tone machine. It is a true player. Only let down is the single coil, but even that is not too much of a let down and an easy upgrade. For the price of $399 this is the best guitar I have ever purchased for under $1000 and beats many of the ones over $1000. The stock humbuckers are simply perfect. The bridge screams with brilliant sustain. The neck is meaty and dark with impressive reaction to the tone knob. My only regret is that I did not buy the HH version of this guitar in blue and another blackie with the Floyd Rose while they are on sale. I have not been able to put this guitar down. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone is perfect from the Humbuckers. A little bit of everything. The single coil is a little weak and seems to lose its voice. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Its Black on Black with Chrome. What more could you want.
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By: Bryan Bales from Jacksonville, FL, USA      Submitted: 11/16/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It is a solid guitar, that I would gig with without thought. General Your general opinion of this product. This Mexican Strat is on par with, and may exceed, American Strats. You wont believe it until you play it. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? You pick the tone, and you can get it. With two HB's and a SC, along with five position selector, you can play anything from Jimi Hendrix to Slayer. The bridge pickup is downright mean. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is beautiful. Its like a mirror. Also, the scheme is outstanding. Black on Black with a small amount of white (around the pickguard)is eye candy. The chrome adds a nice contrast to the black.
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