Anyone who has even heard of electric guitars has definitely heard about Fender. After all, it was Leo Fender who, in the 1940s, decided that there might be more than just hollow-body instruments in the electric guitar's future. From the first Telecaster released in 1951 to everything that Fender produces today, plenty of instruments and collections have come and gone. The Fender Blacktop series, which made its debut in 2010, is one of the newer lines but it's certainly faithful to the long history attached to the Fender name.
When they designed the Blacktop series, the goal was simple: to take traditional Fender instrument designs and make them even more versatile with the addition of high-gain humbuckers and an array of other powerful features. That means these instruments are a great way to go when you're looking to expand your own musical horizons. If you think of a guitar as a tool, then think of a Blacktop as the multi-tool that does everything.
For a really eye-catching example of what the Blacktop series has to offer, look no further than the Fender Special Edition Blacktop HH Jazzmaster Electric Guitar. It's not just the hot-rod racing stripe that sets this Jazzmaster apart: it also stands out thanks to its Hot Vintage Alnico humbucking pickups. Underneath those you'll find an alder body that gives this axe the classic Fender tone, but with all the playability of an updated modern design - and that's just one example of what the line has to offer.
So, whether you're looking for your first Fender or adding to an ever-growing collection, the Blacktop series is one that definitely deserves a close look. By combining the classic elements that helped Fender revolutionize the electric guitar with up-to-date hardware that's easy to play, they've delivered the best of both worlds. Add on the attractive finish that makes these instruments look as good as they sound, and you've got a great recipe for the next work of art to hang on your jam room wall.