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The Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster HS is a jazz guitar that uses two different styles of pickups for a versatile sound.

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Pros

tone is versatile, can work with jazzy and country styles up to some rock

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design is easy to use, everything is easy to reach and just works

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electronics are solid, no hum or interference, strong and clear delivery

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has a good balance and feel when you hold it

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fit and finish is clean and immaculate, built quality is excellent

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Cons

playing too aggressively can make the low E jump out of the saddle

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doesn't handle distortion pedals well, not right for metal

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TheĀ Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster HS is a jazz guitar that uses two different styles of pickups for a versatile sound. This is a new addition to the Fender Blacktop collection, and stands out with the use of a humbucking pickup at the bridge for distortion-free clarity and a single-coil Jazzmaster pickup at the neck. The 3-position toggle allows for either pickup to be isolated or for them to both be active together, enabling a variety of tonal qualities easily available during a single performance. The body of the guitar is made of Alder and the rosewood fingerboard is set on a maple neck. The neck plate is a vintage style 4 bolt, and th etruss rod nut is a 3/16 inch adjustable hex. The hardware has a nickel and chrome finish, with black switch tips and a 3-ply pickguard.

Features
  • Body Material: Alder
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • White Dot Position Inlays
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 in Radius (241 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Scale Length: 25.5 in (648 mm)
  • Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16 in Adjustable Hex Nut
  • Bridge Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Nickel Cover
  • Neck Pickup: 1 Duncan Designed Single-Coil Jazzmaster Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage-Style Jazzmaster Tremolo with Adjusto-Matic Bridge and Tremolo Lock Button
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tips: Black Switch Tip
  • Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage Jazzmaster Tremolo Arm
  • Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Model Variations
  • Blacktop Jazzmaster HS, 3-Color Sunburst, Model: 0148400500 - MSRP $699.99
  • Blacktop Jazzmaster HS, Black, Model: 0148400506 - MSRP $699.99
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