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      Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar (Rosewood Fingerboard) (H61566)
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The most affordable humbucking pickup-equipped Telecaster ever made.

The Blacktop Telecaster HH is a no-nonsense dual-bucker Tele 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, reversed control plate, and a vintage-style hard-tail bridge with six grooved saddles for optimum string alignment. Features include an alder body, maple neck, 9.5"-radius rosewood fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss urethane finish, and nickel/chrome hardware.

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Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar (Rosewood Fingerboard) Features:

  • Series: Blacktop
    Body shape: Telecaster
    Body material: alder
    Neck: maple
    Neck finish: gloss urethane
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Position inlays: white 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: 3-way blade switch
    Controls: master volume, master tone
    Hardware: nickel/chrome
    Tuning keys: standard cast/sealed tuning machines
    Bridge: strings-through-body hardtail bridge with 6 cast saddles
    Strap buttons: vintage style
    Control knobs: skirted amp knobs
    Pickguard: 3-ply black
    Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 gauges)
    Included accessories: truss rod adjustment wrench, saddle height adjustment wrench
    Case sold separately


Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Electric Guitar (Rosewood Fingerboard) Specifications:

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


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  • My dream came alive...

    As reviewed by Joe The Show on 7/8/2011

    I always wanted a fender since i saw Kurt Cobian, my hero, use one on stage. two years ago when i was fourteen, i asked for a strat, but ended up with a lame dean vendetta. But i worked up and saw that my playing was more on par of a shaun morgon type of rhythm. I go down to GC and the sales dude tells me this will make my tone and hands fly up the roof. It did, the neck is awesome, the pickups are great, and the craftsmanship is like my friends american made tele. If you want punch, clarity, and a reason to tell those gibson guys who boss, get this guy. and ROCK ON!

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  • Great guitar for rock

    As reviewed by Pat on 8/24/2011

    I've had this guitar for a few weeks now and I love it. The bridge pickup has such a nice punchy tone which is exactly what you'd expect for a humbucker in a tele. It makes your cleans sound really sharp and edgy, which is perfect for the style of rock my band plays. The only reason I didn't give the guitar a 5/5 is because outside of the great high gain rock sound you get, you don't get much else. It's tough to get a really true clean sound out of the bridge pickup and if your looking for some nice blues tones from the neck pickup, keep looking. The neck pickup is probably one of the most muddy sounding pickups I've ever played. But like I said, if you're looking for a guitar to get great crunch and distortion sounds, this one is a steal for the price. If your into anything country/jazz/blues, etc. I don't think this guitar is for you. As far as quality goes, it is pretty good for a Mexican-made but you can tell it's not an American and not a Japanese if you're looking hard enough. As far as reliability, I've only had it a few weeks but I've played multiple gigs with it and it's been great. I got the candy apple red version and I swapped out the black pickguard with a pearl one and it really gets a 5/5 for looks. The most underrated feature is the reverse control panel. The pickup switcher is closer to the end of the guitar rather than right next to the bridge. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally switched pickups during a show because of a poorly placed switch. This is a nice feature.

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  • Solid fun and tone.

    As reviewed by Erik Moore on 5/19/2012

    I've always loved humbuckers in the bridge. The last guitar I really loved was a Fender HM Series STRAT with five way selector and humbucker split switch.I was tired of looking for one (they went the way of the Dodo bird along with their main endorsement for the guitar) and saw a band with a guitarist ripping on a Tele and figured "Why not?". The necks are dimesionaly similar, and the Strat style cutaway gave me a similar feel. The Alnico "hot rod" pickups give it a little Les Paul, and the position switch allows me a strat "twang" if I want it. I had a time getting over the whole Mexican made thing, but I'd rather pay 1/2-1/3 less and have a Mexican build it 70 miles away from my home in San Diego than a Mexican building it 250 miles away in America as I belive (by now) they are running neck and neck.I can pull Keith Richards sounds out of it, or dirty it up in the bridge only setting. The reverse controls on it are also the way I like them set up. I was loving the Black Out model, so I switched out the plastic knobs with some chrome ones, and acheived the same look while retaining the great pick-ups.Looks good, feels good and sounds good. That's all I ask for, and that's what I got!

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