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      Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH with Maple Fretboard Electric Guitar (H61571)
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The most affordable humbucking pickup-equipped Stratcaster ever made.

The Blacktop Stratocaster HH is a no-nonsense dual-bucker Strat that'll blow your mind without breaking the bank. Vintage-style Fender Blacktop alnico humbucking pickups deliver the hot high-gain power of today's most aggressive sounds; other distinctive touches include skirted black amp knobs, and a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. Features include an alder body, maple neck, 9.5"-radius maple fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss urethane finish, and nickel/chrome hardware.

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Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH with Maple Fretboard Electric Guitar Features:

  • Series: Blacktop
    Body shape: Stratocaster
    Colors: (506) Black, (509) Candy Apple Red, (572) Sonic Blue
    Body material: alder
    Neck: maple
    Neck finish: gloss urethane
    Fretboard: maple
    Position inlays: black dots
    String nut: synthetic bone
    Bridge pickup: Hot Vintage alnico humbucking pickup with nickel cover
    Neck pickup: Hot Vintage alnico humbucking pickup with nickel cover
    Pickup switching: 5-Position blade:
    Position 1. Full bridge pickup
    Position 2. Two inside coils
    Position 3. Full neck & bridge pickups
    Position 4. Outer neck single coil
    Position 5. Full neck pickup

    Controls: Volume, tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (bridge)
    Hardware: nickel/chrome
    Tuning keys: standard cast/sealed tuning machines
    Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
    Strap buttons: vintage style
    Control knobs: skirted amp knobs
    Pickguard: 3-ply black (506 Black, 509 Candy Apple Red), or aged white (572 Sonic Blue)
    Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 gauges)
    Included accessories: truss rod adjustment wrench, saddle height adjustment wrench
    Case sold separately


Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH with Maple Fretboard Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
    Fretboard radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Frets: 22, medium jumbo
    Truss rod nut: 3/16" adjustable hex nut


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  • Amazing value, limited run

    As reviewed by Picker on 10/20/2010

    This "limited run" offers the best Strat value I've seen in ages. (Rivals are the "Lite Ash Strat" with amazing Seymour Duncan pickups, and the closeout-priced VG Strat, which is now gone.) Priced even lower than other Mexican-built Strats, it offers goodies previously found only on U.S.-built copies: * Neck has 22 frets, not 21. * Pickups are bright and articulate Alnico, not dark ceramic. * Pickups are tapped in positions 2 and 4, so you get real Strat "quack." * And they're 4-wire pickups! So you can install your own coil tap, to also access traditional Strat single-coil sounds in positions 1, 3, and 5. Sounded great and played well in my test drive. Only downside is that the neck is gloss-finished, not satin. If this is a Guitar Center-designed exclusive, I hope GC will specify satin for the next batch.

    48 of 48 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing Strat

    As reviewed by Andrew on 11/30/2010

    I've had this guitar for about 3 months now, and this is by far the best guitar that i've played for the price. It has a beefier sound than most strats due to the humbuckers, but you can also get the normal strat sound with the 5-way selector. the only real issue i've had with it is that the neck starts to get a little bit sticky while playing but other than that, I rarely want to put it down once i start playing.

    27 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great sounding Strat

    As reviewed by Scott Cason on 3/15/2011

    I've had this guitar for a little over a month. It was set up nice, but I had to change the strings to .10 gauge, so a little adjustment was needed. Make no mistake this is a humbucker guitar. And in my opinion it sounds great. I have no desire to change the pickups. The neck pickup is jazzy and sweet, and the bridge pickup really lifted me off my seat especially on distortion. High output but the perfect combination of tone for me. The single coils are nice for funk type of riffs or country chicken picking but since they are split, output is reduced quite a bit. I play mostly classic rock and blues and this guitar fits me well. If you are a strat purist and prefer single coils this won't be your guitar. But if you love the strat feel(I purchased the sonic blue with maple fretboard) but want some humbucker spank with a two single coil options you'll love this guitar.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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