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The Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH blends modern style and tone with traditional design at an affordable price.
The Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH is a hard rocking Tele outfitted with a pair of hot vintage-style Fender Blacktop alnico humbucking pickups that deliver high-gain power for aggressive sounds. With a low price tag, the Blacktop Telecaster HH is an instrument that players of all levels will savor for its quality, features and performance. Even if you already own a Telecaster with traditional features, this is one that will add a completely new voice to your arsenal of tone.
Other distinctive touches of the Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH include skirted black amp knobs, reversed control plate and a vintage-style hard-tail bridge with six grooved saddles to provide accurate string alignment. The strings-through-body design creates maximum sustain. The Blacktop Telecaster HH has an alder body, maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood or maple fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets and nickel/chrome hardware. Case not included.•
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup• Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
|Other Features||Simplified Controls/Switching, Black Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Model||Blacktop Telecaster® HH|
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I bought one used in black (and it was like new) with a good light RoadRunner case. Nice fret steel that take a shine and stays clean easily. The pickups are good to very good for a Mexico guitar. Prepare to get them adjusted and the polepieces as well (best left to a good setup guy with an ear). Mine has really good sustain and the bridge alone is plenty for leads and blues/rock songs. Both pickups are sweet and pretty together. Neck pickup lacks definition in the bass, but raise the polepieces to enhance the bass strings for more clarity.
It's the familiar feel of a Tele even with HBs and a backaward control plate, which is sorta cool! I like the body resonance, fretboard and neck feel and an external type jack plug.
If the saddle screws bother you with chafing your right hand, the real problem is that the neck need to be shimmed (2-3 string envelope paper thicknesses) at the rear of the pocket to get the correct angle. Then sink the screws until they barely are below the saddles. Adjust saddles to match the fretboard radius.
I Love this guitar. I cant put it down. It rocks and cleans up nice too. Amazing tones and plays like butter! Verry versatile guitar and great quality.
Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.