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Fender Blacktop Telecaster HH Maple Fingerboard - Candy Apple Red

Stock code: 88519

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Features

  • Alder body with candy apple red finish
  • U-shape maple neck
  • 22-fret maple fingerboard
  • Hot vintage alnico humbucking pickups
  • Reversed control assembly
  • Classic Fender Telecaster single-cutaway design

The Fender Blacktop Telecaster electric guitar benefits from the innovative appointments that come with being part of the coveted Blacktop Series models. Expanding on the already impressive Tele' setup, the sonic horizons are empowered through the inclusion of hot, vintage, high-gain Alnico humbucking pickups, giving the solidbody's tonality even greater low-end power that is brimming with warmth.

Body

The Blacktop Telecaster bears the classic single-cutaway design, we've all come to know and love. As with many Teles that have come before it, the body has been carefully shaped to make it as comfortable to play as possible. Alder has been employed as the tonewood of choice, guaranteeing a smoothly balanced tonal output across the frequency spectrum: with rumbling lows, punchy mids, and sizzling highs. The body has been treated to a dazzling candy apple red finish, which is protected by a layer of polyester to preserve the finish for as long as possible.

Neck

Connected to the body is a bolt-on maple neck, which is shaped to the very comfortable to play modern "C" profile. Partnered with the neck is a 22-fret maple fingerboard, adorned with black dot position inlays. The fingerboard radius is set to a comfortable 9.5", which accommodate deft playing technique beautifully - and is also forgiving to those who're building up their playing skills.

Electronics

The Blacktop has been fitted with a pair of Hot Vintage (overwound) Alnico humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. Control comes in the form of master volume and master tone knobs, as well as a 3-position pickup selector switch. Though the setup may be simple, versatility of this pickup arrangement is very impressive. The neck pickup offers up warm jazz tones with exquisite articulation and clarity, leaving being any unwanted fuzz or muddiness. The bridge pickup delivers a nice beefy tone, with a subtle twang that cuts through when played cleanly - great for country and rock. Given a push though, these pickups run riot through heavy rock and metal tones, delivering a powerful and precise punch.

Hardware

The body is equipped with a 6-saddle strings-through-body hardtail bridge with block-style saddles, creating a seamless connection between the strings and body. This not only keeps intonation and sustain in check, but ensures a solid and reliable playing feel. The body top around the pickups and chrome-plated control panel is protected by a 3-ply black pickguard, which compliments the candy apple red finish in style.

The Fender Blacktop Telecaster electric guitar offers the best in sound, comfort, playability and style. If you're looking for a guitar that suits relaxed styles such as jazz or country, and can quickly turn itself to hard rock and metal with ease, then this model is perfect.

ManufacturerFender
Model NameBlacktop Telecaster HH Maple Fingerboard
Body MaterialAlder
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialMaple
Pickup ConfigurationHH
BridgeHard Tail
Product RangeTelecaster
Neck ProfileU Shape
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysBlack Dot Position Inlays
Pickguard3-Ply Black
Bridge/TailpieceStrings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge With 6 Cast Saddles
Active/PassivePassive
TunersStandard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Controls Master Volume,
Master Tone
Pickup Switching Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck
Position 5. Neck Pickup
FinishCandy Apple Red
Included Accessories Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench
Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench

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