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 (pictured) , 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.