Drive your sound with raw humbucking power. Fender's innovative Blacktop™ guitar series 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 that match the intensity of any playing style.
Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Telecaster HH has dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups, with other distinctive touches including skirted black amp knobs, a reversed chrome control plate and a hard-tail bridge. Other features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5"-radius rosewood or maple fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.
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I bought this Telecaster Blacktop HH when it was first produced in 2010. Right out of the box, the high action on the tele made it ideal for playing slide. Over the four years, I have used it mainly as "my slide guitar". I had a tortoise shell pickguard custom made to fit the two humbuckers giving it my personal touch. With the pickup switching in the bridge position, I fingerpick the 10 gauge strings and play it through my 15 watt amplifier to get a loud clean tone with just enough grit.
Baby_ItstheBLUES owns this item
I always wanted a Telecaster with humbuckers so I decided to by the Blacktop Tele.
The sound is better than I expected, but the overall quality is not perfect. The tuners were put crookedly and there was some rosewood sawdust under the frets. And I hate Fender stock pickguards.
I will keep this guitar, it feels nice and I think it will sound better with some other pickups (stock pickups are too hot for me).
This Tele can be a pretty good guitar for a beginner.
Corben owns this item
I play mostly distorted tones, and also clean one's too and i can say that this telecaster Exceeded all of my expectations.
it sounds amazing in every way you play and is comfortable like no other guitar i had.
the trim in the back is a great feature and the maple neck has an awesome feel to it.
i Personally loved the silver color with the maple neck, and i got it, i can say it looks awesome on stage or just at home.
this is a truely great guitar and i would definitely recommend this one to all of you, out there who likes to play distorted tones and classic ones just as much !
tolik_g5 owns this item
Really really good guitar for all kinds of Metal and Rock, the instrument every session player should have...
The only problem is that Blacktop's Pickups don't have the clean sound i want, but this is a rock n roll machine and with the right amp you can have any sound you want!
9anasis owns this item
I bought this guitar over a year ago and everyone that has heard the sound of it was really really impressed with the tone.
This guitar can play a lot of types of music from heavy metal to nice jazz.
I really recommend this guitar.
telehhrule owns this item
A timeless design. A perfect finish. A classic tone with a modern kick, and six letters that never fail to amaze. Fender makes an instant classic once again. The beauty of this guitar only falls short to its sound. A classic vibe that never loses its style, but brings vintage to modern. Whatever style you play, whatever sound you are looking for, this is what you need. I never get tired of that Fender decal shining at me. My only regret? Not getting that red with a maple fretboard.
Iplaytheelectrictriangle owns this item
I spent months looking for a guitar to replace a faulty SG and I found it. The Blacktop Telecaster was perfect for giving me a tone that allowed me to push beyond the usual 'Tele' sound, something crucial for me. Both pickups and beautifully hot whilst retaining that Fender mood. The 'C' radius neck is comfortable, however if you're looking for a fast neck, the Tele does not compare to Strat and SG type guitars. The guitar is still perfectly capable of handling aggressive music; I use it to play things such as heavy as the Dillinger Escape Plan through true metal such as Mastodon, as well as handling alternative stuff from Alkaline Trio to CKY. Overall this guitar is a workhorse, with no issues of build quality whatsoever from day one. I would recommend this to any guitarist looking for the guitar to cover all areas, and excel in all.
ChrisButler_IotaUK owns this item
I just got mine in silver and with a rosewood fingerboard, and it is just amazing! It is well made, is very comfortable while playing because of its contour body and the sound of those humbuckers is outstanding. You can play anything from blues or jazz to hard rock and metal. It is a very affordable guitar because it is made in Mexico but that doesn't mean it is a bad guitar—in fact it is the best MIM guitar I've ever played.
mariozew owns this item
The Fender Blacktop Telecaster Is A Cheap, Affordable Guitar Full Of Great Tone and Feel. I Would Recommend This Guitar To Anyone Who Can Pick One Up. This is Also My Current Gig Guitar (bars/pubs). Fender Outdid Themselves With This One. MIM With Great Craftmanship.
FenderPlayer101 owns this item
Great! Wonderful clean sound! Pickups give nice crunch and fine hard overdrive! Very comfortable neck. I have candy apple red one. It looks really cool!
Whoost owns this item
The Fender Telecaster Blacktop HH is an awesome guitar. Its tone fits perfectly to all my needs. I've been playing alternative rock since the late 90's, using many pedals (nowadays: EHX MetalMuff and DoubleMuff, some Boss's modulations and a Crybaby), my current amps are an honest Brazilian Bassman copy and a Marshall Valvestate. My band has tried to create its own sound, we're mainly inspired by Grunge, Pumpkins (Siamese Dream era), Brazilian post-punk and some Stoner stuff. The guitar offers plenty of sound, from nice clean tones to heavy ones. I play halftone lower with 0.10 string gauge. The pickups are great, I've read many reviews suggesting a change, I don't see any need for that. I rated the features 4 'cause the tone knob has a very short range and the pickup switch is not that silent. I own a black one with maple fingerboard, it's simply gorgeous, best neck ever. You really feel the instrument and the hot sound that comes from it. Thanks Fender for a so amazing guitar.
Rod01 owns this item
hey everyone. I live in Russia, Siberia, we play southern rock like The Almost band. I decided to buy this guitar as I often saw that many of my fav artists use it. Well first of all, I'd like to say that I've been sad a little when I played it for the first time through the big cab - it sounds not that way that I imagined. the second thing was the neck - not so comfortable for me. and the last thing is the price - in russia it cost around $1000 including shipping. oh, I forgot to say that my tele is mexican 2 years old, so maybe that's why I can't find any info of it by his serial number.
dimakurkin owns this item
This guitar is awesome. I got it because I saw my favorite artist playing it. I bought and I really love it! It is nice. The one I have is a black one with rosewood fretboard. I love the sound and design!
r5rocks127 owns this item
Since I saw one of my favorite artists (Allison Band, of Mexico) playing with a Fender Telecaster, I wanted one! And well, I found this guitar on the internet, and i bought it... What happened later? I've fallen in love with this guitar! The Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH is Amazing! I've been playing this guitar only a few months, but i compare it with many of my guitars and nothing can change my opinion of this one. The tone of that HardRock and PunkRock that I can play with my Telecaster is incredible, and the classic cleans of Fender was there, I can play everything that I need, and I'm happy for that :) Totally recomended.
AlbertKasillas owns this item
I've been playing electric guitar for over 40 years. The quality of guitars currently coming out of the Ensenada plant is really excellent. My Blacktop Telecaster is currently my main stage guitar. I also have a small collection of Gibson Les Paul Studios but Gibsons are vulnerable to head stock breakage. The Blacktop Telecaster covers a lot of Les Paul territory without the vulnerability issue but also has a unique character all its own. There are several video reviews of these guitars on Youtube that will give you a good idea of the sound, and of course you should play one yourself at a Fender dealer. You may well like it as much as I do mine..
angelspainter owns this item
I love this guitar. I mainly play metal on it and it got no problem nailing the really heavy tones I need on the bridge pickup and a really nice smooth and warm lead tone on the neck. I don't use clean too much, but when I do the guitar got no problem handling it on either of the 3 pickup positions. Overall I'd say there is no need to change the pickups in this guitar as they are high output and versatile enough to do anything / Tone 5 /
The playability was the main thing that made me want the guitar as the 1st time I played one it was unplugged and I loved that the neck plays like butter and the tummy cut makes it really comfortable by far one of the most comfortable guitars I have played. / Playability 5 /
The guitar just looks simply amazing. I got the silver one with the maple fingerboard and the finish is perfect. The neck fit to the pocket perfectly and feels like it was built to last. The only slight flaw in the design is the reversed control plate because of the fact I like going back and forth between the neck pickup and the bridge pickup in the middle of songs, and cause of the location of the switch its hard to go from the neck pick to the bridge cause the tone knob is in the way / Design 4 /
The features are good and to the point. The tuning keys are good and precise and stay in tune really well. The fixed bridge and string thru body give it good sustain. The pickups are amazing. Nothing seems low quality whatsoever. No fancy trem or locking tuners just how I like it - the bare essentials / Features 4 /
You just can't beat the value of this guitar. It's definitely the top in its price range and can probably beat higher priced guitars IMHO it's worth more then it is / Value 5 /
I'd say my next guitar will be another of the blacktop series. Fender really did a good job with these.
corpseknot owns this item
I love the tone and the features of the Blacktop Tele. The contoured body makes it really comfortable to play, it looks great, and it sounds awesome.
Freehbird owns this item
I bought this guitar to play metal on . The neck was comfy and the silver color was cool. The pickup in the bridge was hot and thick and the neck pickup was smooth . My guitar was very les pauly but with a snappyer pick attack do to longer scale. I play tuned down a step and it is a monster.
plays great, pickups are impressive. very versatile can play any style of music with ease. I would like to see Fender lose the pickguard and control plate, move 3 way selector up like on the EVH Wolfgangs and go with only a volume control.
ax-70 owns this item
Mine's the FSR with ash body in orange stain, rosewood fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, Johnny Lang control plate, and anodized aluminum pick guard. Overall it has a really nice feel (with one exception, noted further on). It sounds good unplugged, and it sounds very good plugged into any of my amps that range from a 20W solid state, 5W Class A tube, Blues Junior, to Pignose 40W tube amp. I mostly play clean, and this guitar excels in clean tones, with a little bit of breakup when the volume is wide open, no overdrive/fuzz stomp box.
I'm not all that happy with the pick guard. The matte gold color doesn't look all that good to me, but the real issue is the way it feels. It has a rough finish that I can't get comfortable with. The plan is to swap it out for either a black or tortoise pickguard, which will have the right feel and will give it my personal appearance signature.
Over all this guitar is an incredible value for the price. To my ears it sounds as good as others costing much more. Plus, the FSR features (fingerboard, Johnny Lang switching) make it very distinctive in both looks and playability.
Uncle owns this item
|Model Name:||Blacktop™ Telecaster® HH, Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|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)|
|Position Inlays:||Black or White Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Bridge Pickup:||Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail With Block-Style Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Control Knobs:||Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||HH Pickup Configuration, Reversed Control Assembly, Black Skirted Amp Knobs, Contoured Body|
|Included Accessories:||Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench|
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