The Blacktop Jaguar HH delivers monster dual-bucker tone without breaking the bank. Vintage-style Fender Blacktop alnico humbucking pickups deliver the hot high-gain power of today's most aggressive s... Read More
The Blacktop Jaguar HH delivers monster dual-bucker tone 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, Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored tailpiece, slinky 24" scale, and one lean and mean three-way toggle switch rather than the customary barrage of Jaguar controls. 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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Most Liked Positive Review
Short scale heaven
Bought this is silver. Killer looks, lightweight, hot humbuckers. Guitar intonates and holds tune with the tuneomatic bridge and stock tuners. Screams with overdrive, nice jazz tone on the front pickup in...Read complete review
Bought this is silver. Killer looks, lightweight, hot humbuckers. Guitar intonates and holds tune with the tuneomatic bridge and stock tuners. Screams with overdrive, nice jazz tone on the front pickup in clean mode. A Fender Les paul Junior string feel. The 24" scale is awesome for 2 note bends and easy to play complex stretch chords. The neck is comfortable and frets dressed nicely. A keeper. I only wish it came with a decent fitted gig bag due to the slightly shorter overall length, does not fit in strat/tele molded cases. Not a deal breaker.
Most Liked Negative Review
I have mixed emotions regarding this guitar. When it first arrived I was really stoked. I ordered the silver finish, and that turned out to be a good decision. The guitar looks...Read complete review
I have mixed emotions regarding this guitar. When it first arrived I was really stoked. I ordered the silver finish, and that turned out to be a good decision. The guitar looks great! I had it delivered to my local GC, and when we broke it out of the box there everyone was really impressed with its appearance. When I got it home, things seemed to go a little south. First off, the nut was not at all up to snuff. The string slots for the low E, A and D strings had not been cut wide enough. I put a new set of EB Classic R&Rs (9 guage) on it, and they still slipped out of the slots on bends at the lower three frets. Fortunately the local GC has a good on-site tech, so I took it back and he gently filed the slots wider for me. Problem solved. Well, I eagerly took the guitar back home to give it a workout and immediately noticed that the edges of the fretboard (where more expensive guitars have a binding) was beginning to exhibit small fissures in the rosewood at several places along the neck. So far, this has not seemed to affect the guitar's playability, but it is a concern. Finally, the pickups are nice but not as hot as advertised. This is fine for me, as I play blues and a more classic vein of R&R. As someone pointed out, the neck pup does sound awesome when set clean. Overall, this is a pretty cool guitar for the price point. Maybe I just got a hiccup from the production facility, but I would suggest that if you get the Jaguar HH Blacktop that you possibly be prepared to have some work done on it.
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I've owed it for 3 weeks. Love the playable short scale neck, great low action, simple controls and very cool vibe. The neck is fantastic, not too thin or bulky. Perfect fit and finish out of the box and set up nicely from the factory with low action. Some have claimed you can't get the action low enough this is simply false. The action is the lowest I've ever played without fret buzz. Pick ups work great for clean and dirty tones through a Fender Super Champ XD. One questionable QC problem. Guitar was super buzzy (when not touch strings or metal) and even cracked and popped touching the 3 way switch metal. Had the guitar tech fix up the switch under warranty, added ground wire?! BUT, still super noisy especially placing hand below pick ups. I talked to tech directly and decided to shield the cavities myself with aluminum tape/foil. (Don't do this unless you know how!!) Anyway it worked!! Totally silent now and perfect in every way.
I was SO excited to get this guitar. I had reviewed it online for the past 2 months and just died over it. It just had the greatest look and sound. But I guess you don't know for sure until you play it. Went to try it at a local GC, and they had the silver finish. When I got my hands on it, the finish didn't even look silver. It was more vanilla than anything. The knobs were on crooked, probably because of a bent washer. I played it through a Line6 Spider IV. The pickups sounded muddy as everything. I tried switching to a Fender Frontman which I'm more familiar with using and no matter what it just sounded dark. The cleans came through a bit better, but not much. Never could compare to a single coiled Strat. The neck pickup even cut out a few times. The neck blew me away however. The TOM bridge kept this guitar in tune through a lot of playing. The guitar's playability was outstanding! loved the feel of it, just the sound was not what I was looking for.
I got this guitar as a present for my 17th birthday, this was my third guitar and the one that I really couldn't wait to try out. I first saw it in the guitar center mag, and it was the beautiful body that made me really want it at that moment. When I finally got it and plugged it in, I really enjoyed the distortion sound produced from the guitars pick ups and the clean tone it had, It almost sounded like an acoustic. The distortion sounded really "Punky" which was the sound I was looking for. It feels, sounds, and looks great! I recomend this guitar to anyone who loves to play Punk!
This guitar is great. It should be worth much more than it is. It stays in tune extremely well and has a really nice clean tone.
I'm normally against Fenders, due to their more bright and bluesy feel, but i picked this one up just to give it a shot and dude it freakin rocks!! It sounded sooo good with a heavy distortion and it feels great! as soon as i get paid i'm buying it!
I tried this guitar through an Ibanez TubeScreamer stack amp at a local store. I'll be honest: it has the same amount of punch in every strum that I have seen in my cousin's 1992 Gibson Les Paul. The tone is very clean, and when you want distortion it doesn't disappoint. I have it on layaway as of right now, and I can't wait to pay it off!
I have had this Jag for about 6 months now and it is still amazing. It is great for when my single coil tele is humming to much for me. I would say I play it about as much as the tele. I also have an '02 Gibson SG special and I have to say this guitar kicks its but. It is about the same in the neck pickup, but the bridge pickup is so much better than any other humbucker I have tried. I also love the 24 inch scale on it. It makes some of the licks I do much easier. I also like that it is very much a no frills guitar. Not having to deal with the switches of the old Jags is nice. Only complaint that I have is that it is heavy, I would say as heavy as some Les Pauls. It is the heaviest that I own at this time. Also the neck is great, especially since it is a gloss finished neck.
I was sold on the look when I got it a couple of weeks ago, but the feel is great. It's smooth and slinky, very easy to play. The humbuckers give the most solid and warmest tone. It's comfortable and pretty light. All the slides and bends just come so nicely. You could play anything from rock to metal; its pretty versatile. I can't seem to put it down!
I've been playing for about 4-5 years and I was quite impressed by this guitar by first touch. I've owned it for over a month now and it hasn't let me down at all. This guitar can do anything, metal, rock, jazz, blues, country, anything you can think of! It has a solid build; doesn't feel flimsy in any way. It has a great neck, it's polished but, it's fast and, no slip or stick. The body's good, not much to say about it. The tone/volume are the easiest I've used and, they actually do make a difference. This guitar has so many voices, I don't see how someone couldn't find something they like out of this thing.
I won't make this guitar sound wonderful. I really want to tho. At this point this may well be my favorite guitar. When I first laid hands on it I felt entirely differantly. The nut was too tight all around. The 3 top strings were sounding badly and #4 was beyond bad. After tightening and loosening a bit #2 popped in nicely #1 took longer. I installed a string tree to stabalize #'s 3&4. String (neck) relief was FAR too extreme but tightening the truss nut fixed it. I dropped the bridge a LOT and got it back intoned with no problems. The thing wouldnt stay in tune and tightening the tuners fixed that. The pups had been installed...just.After adjustment they sound GREAT. The truth is these are things a decent tech can fix in a couple minutes after discovery so don't give up on this axe. It had been decades since I'd played a 24" scale and it's wonderful. Believe me you'd pay double what I did to get this one and you'd be THRILLED. Naw, I wouldn't sell. This makes my Amer. Tele feel like just so much wood.
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