The Blacktop™ Stratocaster® HSH guitar amps up the already blistering Blacktop Stratocaster HH model with the unusual addition of a single-coil Telecaster middle pickup amid the full-throttle neck and bridge humbucking pickups. A scorchingly formidable guitar that was already extremely versatile thus becomes even more so.
Features include an alder body, maple neck, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and aged white position markers, humbucking neck and bridge pickups, single-coil Telecaster middle pickup, five-way pickup switching, three-ply pickguard (black-white-black), skirted black amp knobs (one volume, two tone) and black trem arm tip, Blacktop Stratocaster bridge and chrome hardware. Available in Black and Titanium Silver.
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I recently picked up a titanium silver black top stratocaster mainly for the feel and the color, the color reminded me of some of the earlier Clapton signature strats.
I didn't care too much for the pickups, sorry fender, I swapped out the pickguard and the pickups for Fender N3 noiseless pickups, now this guitar is awesome.
Fender did a universal (pool route) under the pickguard, so you have endless possibilities if you want to change the pickups out.
it plays nice and fast after a good setup, it has the classic big block tremolo which is an added plus.
overall it is a great guitar, but I wish fender would offer this color on more of their guitars, they do have a similar color offered on an american series, but not everyone has deep pockets.
rallygsc owns this item
Stratocaster with humbuckers and one single has power and sound that I have been looking for a long time. In this price range there is no better guitar for rock, metal or any other heavy sounds. If you are looking for an ax to crush the stones grab this one!!!
khordyn owns this item
So I don't claim to be an awesome guitarist (yet) or anything, But I picked one of these bad boys up for my birthday and am in a state of "wow." I've gotten to play on american made strats before, they were classic, awesome peices of hardware, and I owned a squier previous to purchasing this guitar.
The tone this bad boy gives off is clean and precise. I absolutely love how it sounds, with any setting on the pickup switch. I've seen some folks are not impressed with the telecaster pickup but I think that's silly talk. The tele pickup gives the guitar a heck of a lot more robust-ness and is a super versatile guitar. 5/5 easy.
Thanks Fender for making a heck of a product.
marlaman owns this item
At last Fender has a fairly inexpensive strat with beefier humbuckers. They won't give you the same chunk as guitars with mahogany bodies, but they sound really good and can get plenty oomph and squeal with distortion, boost and compression. Plus you get the usual strat neck that is the easiest playing of all for me. Nice frets and simple appointments. This guitar gives you great bang for the buck. Black finish is nice.
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|Model Name:||Blacktop™ Stratocaster® HSH, Rosewood Fingerboard, Titanium Silver|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Bridge Pickup:||Blacktop™ Humbucking Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||Blacktop™ Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Blacktop™ Humbucking Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Control Knobs:||Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)|
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