Fender introduces the new and innovative Blacktop guitar series, which expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster and Jaguar guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound, with guitars that drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones to match the intensity of any playing style.
Sleek and supercharged, the new series includes the Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Blacktop Telecaster HH, Blacktop Jazzmaster HS and Blacktop Jaguar HH guitars. All feature dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups that deliver high-gain power and heavy tones (Blacktop Jazzmaster HS has a single humbucking bridge pickup and traditional Jazzmaster single-coil neck pickup), skirted black amp knobs that impart a distinctive Fender look, modern 9.5"-radius fretboard and medium jumbo frets for easy playability, and a gloss polyester finish that looks sharp and withstands aggressive playing.
In addition to the features above, Blacktop Stratocaster HH features a synchronized tremolo bridge that allows smooth bends with stable intonation, alder body, maple neck, choice of maple or rosewood fretboard, and chrome hardware.
Blacktop Telecaster HH also features a reversed chrome control plate putting both control knobs even closer at hand, a hard-tail bridge for solid tuning stability, an alder body, maple neck, choice of maple or rosewood fretboard, and chrome hardware.
Blacktop Jazzmaster HS has a Duncan Designed single-coil Jazzmaster neck pickup for classic Jazzmaster round tone; a Duncan Designed humbucking bridge pickup that delivers high-gain power and thickness; a Jazzmaster tremolo tailpiece for smooth, subtle bending with solid tuning stability; a lean control layout featuring a single three-way toggle switch; alder body; maple neck; rosewood fretboard; and chrome hardware.
Blacktop Jaguar HH has the shorter 24" scale the model has always been known for, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece that takes a lot of punishment while keeping tuning stable, a lean control layout featuring a tonally-convenient single three-way toggle switch, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard and chrome hardware.
Fender Blacktop guitars are available at Fender dealers worldwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $699.99. For more information, go to www.fender.com.
*Pictured: Jaguar HH