Here’s what Hey Monday’s Alex Lipshaw had to say about his new Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster® HS.
“The Blacktop Jazzmaster is a great guitar and one of my personal favorites,” says the Fender-endorsed Lipshaw. “It has a very sturdy design which is a must when it comes to playing live every night. This is the first guitar I’ve owned that comes stock with two different pickups. This is important when looking for dynamics in a guitar. The humbucking bridge pickup is very fat sounding and great for a lot of our older songs, which are mainly distortion driven. The neck pickup (a single coil pickup) has a very classic Fender sound, which was very important to me for a lot of our newer, more dynamic songs. Overall I am super stoked on this guitar and I recommend it to anyone who digs deep in choosing their tone and is looking to play professional guitar.”
Hey Monday is currently on tour (dates here) in support of their album Beneath It All. Watch them perform a new song from the album on A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus.