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The Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH is a guitar built for the creation of a wide variety of sounds at high volume.

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Pros

Great for players who love the Strat look but want a heavier sound.

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5-way pickup switch still allows for signature Stratocaster tones even with dual humbucks.

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Remarkable price for such a solid guitar (alder body, dual humbuckers, 22 fret maple neck, etc.)

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Much lighter than many other Fenders available.

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Rosewood and maple fretboard options and 3 colour variations should suit most tastes.

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Black top adjustment knobs feel great and are easily adjustable mid-song.

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Cons

The unique combination of humbuckers and a Strat body mostly only appeals to a niche market of Strat enthusiasts, isn't necessarily the kind of guitar a beginner would want to purchase.

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The Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH is a guitar built for the creation of a wide variety of sounds at high volume. This resembles the Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH in that it has a similar physical design and a pair of humbucking pickups. The main difference is the use of a 5-position blade pickup switch that takes full advantage of the individual coils in each pickup. Inside and outside coils on each pickup can be selected individually or used in pairs, enabling a number of unique tonal qualities. Also new to this model is the ability to adjust the tone of the neck and bridge pickup with individual tone knobs. The fretboard comes in Rosewood or Maple to suit personal preference, and the Alder body comes in 3 color variations.

Features
  • Body Material: Alder
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots on Maple, White Dots on Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 in Radius (241 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood or Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.650 in (42 mm)
  • 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 Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tips: Black or Aged White
Model Variations
  • Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Rosewood Fretboard, Black, Model: 0148100506 - MSRP $699.99
  • Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Rosewood Fretboard, Candy Apple Red, Model: 0148100509 - MSRP $699.99
  • Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Rosewood Fretboard, Sonic Blue, Model: 0148100572 - MSRP $699.99
  • Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Maple Fretboard, Black, Model: 0148102506 - MSRP $699.99
  • Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Maple Fretboard, Candy Apple Red, Model: 0148102509 - MSRP $699.99
  • Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Maple Fretboard, Sonic Blue, Model: 0148102572 - MSRP $699.99
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