Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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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Features
  • Series: Blacktop
  • Body shape: Jaguar
  • 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-Position toggle:Position 1. Full bridge pickupPosition 2. Full neck & bridge pickupsPosition 3. Full neck pickup
  • Controls: Volume, tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (bridge)
  • Hardware: nickel/chrome
  • Tuning keys: standard cast/sealed tuning machines
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with Anchored Tail Piece
  • 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
Specifications
  • Scale length: 24" (610mm)
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Fretboard radius: 9.5" (241)
  • Frets: 22, medium-jumbo
  • Truss rod nut: 3/16" adjustable hex nut
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FenderBlacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed Bag

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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(92 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar Rocks!!

By Arthur Papernik

from Boston, MA

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a couple of days ago for a backup to my Les Paul and it is absolutely fantastic. Considering the low price tag and dashing good looks, I would strongly recommend buying it. It also sounds like a $1,000 guitar but it costs less than half as much. The Jaguar can really shred and is also a great all around instrument. Definitely worth the money.

(73 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Short scale heaven

By jim

from nyc

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

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.

(46 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The alternative Jag

By Kevin K

from Portland, Maine

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

I was comparing the new Blacktop Jaguar I just bought, with my classic players Jaguar that I also own and I must say the build quality is right up there with classic player. The pickups are nice and the Blacktop Jag has about the same sound as my old Toronado deluxe (which is saying something good). For the price you can't beat it. I am running my Blacktop Jag through a Blackstar HT-5 head and 112 cab and it can go from jazzy to bluesy all the way to full on holy what the hell. Can't beat this guitar at its current price. Take it from this New Englander....It's "wicked awesome".

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mixed Bag

By Timbo

from Ohio

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

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.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great axe

By Mike

from Westfield, NJ

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

this is a really awesome guitar! i waited for what seemed like ages to try this out because they sell so fast. i went to my local guitar center and i almost didn't buy it because when i plugged into my kind of amp the guitar sounded really muddy. then i plugged into another amp just to see if there was a problem with that one and it still sounded muddy. an employee plugged it into a third one and it turns out there was just a problem with both of those amps. i took it home and it sounds, looks, and feels great. the bridge makes it really easy to palm mute, and the pickup selector makes the guitar a lot simpler than those little switches that no one knows are for. the only thing that i would really improve about this guitar is the lack of a sunburst or white finish. otherwise, the dual humbuckers provide everything from great clean to thrash metal. go out and buy this guitar.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sonic Jewel without the Hassles

By BooBoo

from orlando, Florida

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

This is becoming my favorite guitar. Take a traditional Jaguar and strip it down to two humbuckers, a three way switch and two amp knobs. Lose the crummy bridge, questionable tremolo and the weak single coils. What makes this guitar is the heavy body weight, semi chunky neck and overwound humbuckers on a Alder guitar. You get a powerful really clear(high mids/tight bass) punchy sweet sound unlike a strat, tele, or Lp. The short scale gives a ease of playability with a different sound signature. The body is about the size of my fender jazz bass so it's heavy but with the adjustomatic(tom) bridge the sustain is as good as an LP. Awesome.Great for jazzy,blues and rock and roll. You get the best out of the Jaguar for less than a Standard Strat. I hope this model stays for many years with many new colors(I have the silver(matches my hair). Great gig axe and very high quality. I have yet to find a bad review over the net before I bought mine.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

shining rocker

By alex whitfield

from beckley WV

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

I love this thing i have a sg special faded and a les paul studio both gibsons of course and they have been my favorite i like high otuput humbucking guitar abd when i heard of this had to get one and fell right in love dont let that great price tag fool ya it can shred or get nice with the rythm this silver buetty can and i love it the only guitars that could maybe beat it cost two three even four times more the looks feel and sound and performance of this guitar is to die for fender has won me over. My new fav axe right here!!!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best sound, but has design flaw.

By Marin

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the best sounding guitar I have ever played. The instrument has a very warm and even tone It does indeed have a design flaw. The Adjusto-Matic bridge is set up so that the thumbwheels do not go low enough for a close action. Perhaps the only way to fix this problem is by adding a neck shim.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's different, but it's still a Fender

By Ben

from Ark City, KS

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar as sort of a move into the dual humbucking range of guitars. I also bought it because I thought it was really cool looking. What can I say, I like guitars that look cool. Anyway, It is a stripped down guitar with very few functions compared to a traditional Jaguar. It doesn't have all those switches that most people can't seem to figure out what they do and it doesn't have that tremolo system that everyone seems to hate. What it does have is that classic Fender vibe packed into a dual humbucker Jaguar body. I dig the sound from the pickups. They can be hot and driven or they can be mellow and jazzy. They also produce some of the most pure clean tones I have ever heard. It also has the 24 inch scale neck which I had previously heard was weird but I found it to be fine. I also usually don't like the gloss finished necks but this one is growing on me. I like the tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tail piece as it helps it stay in tune for a long time. As with every guitar, yes even the ones that you spend thousands of dollars on, there are some minor issues. The biggest issue for me is the lack of separate control knobs. I'm used to Strats and this is just different. Probably not a bad thing after I get used to it. The other issue I have with it is the switch, specifically the mounting ring for it. it is plastic and will almost surely strip out of the switch. Easily fixable down the line if it does break. These are the only reasons why I didn't give this guitar a perfect score. In the end, you get a lot of tone for the money. I would definitely recommend this guitar for anyone looking for an entrance into a nice guitar for an affordable price.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent

By Laurence

from Cambridge MA

Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

Ok, so I have some mixed feelings about this guitar. I'll start with the bad and end with the good, because I actually do really like it. To start with I had this guitar shipped to me. As soon as I took it out of the box I noticed that both the tone and volume controls were on crooked. Not the end of the world, but I had to take off the plate and replace the washers which were badly bent. I put it back together and it looks better, but it's still not 100% straight. Then I noticed that other various screws in the pick guard and the pickup mounting plate just weren't screwed in all the way. Again and easy fix, but it has become apparent that this might be a guitar that was made at the very end of the day when people were tired and just ready to go home. Also, the action was way too low making a horrible buzzing. I adjusted the TOM bridge a bit and it is better. None of that was hard to fix, but I feel bad for people who would get this guitar, and not feel comfortable doing the work themselves. As it came it wasn't playable at all. There are 2 other issues which are less easily fixable. The first is that when I went to set the intonation every string was able to be set except the G string which I could get close but the saddle just doesn't go far enough to make it perfect. The frets are also little rougher then I am used to, but no where near a squier. OK, with all of that said I love shortscale necks, and the body is fantastic. The pickups are decent, though I am planning on putting a p90 in the neck position for a little more versatility. There is also a great mod that you can do that lets you put a bigsby trem on it without screwing into the body which looks cool. All in all the guitar feels great. The weight is perfect, the neck is awesome and I personally never knew what the hell to do with all of the switches on the CP Jag so the simplicity is great. Mine is black on black and visually it has really grown on me. If you are one of those weirdo's who digs LP's but likes the look and feel of Jags better this might be a good solution. If this guitar was made in Japan or the US or just simply had a better build quality I would give it 5 stars. As it is I think the price point matches exactly what you should expect from a Fender in that range. If you aren't a Huge fan of Fender looks I really would recommend taking a look at Ibanez. The quality is so much higher for a lot less money than this guy. Cheers!

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