#1
Thinking about getting this guitar, but was wondering what all your opinions were on this one.

I heard it is pretty versatile (considering it has the humbuckers instead of the traditional pickups) and that is something I'm looking for. I've played on a stratocaster model my whole life so it wouldn't be a big change for me. The price range is near perfect at around $700.

Overall, I've heard that the Blacktop series are pretty reliable, but you can always use more advice before going through with buying a new guitar.

I've used a shitty Yamaha since I started played 6 years ago, so I'm pretty damn stoked for something new!

http://www.fender.com/products/blacktop/models.php?prodNo=014810 is a link to the guitar.
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#2
The prices on Fender's (and most guitar company's websites) are the MSRP. The actual price is considerably lower.

I have no experience with these, I just wanted to tell you

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#3
I don't really like the blacktops. They don't sound "thick"

And its $499 at most chain retailers.
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#4
Quote by xBrando
near perfect at around $700.


at $700 you should be looking at something like this
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#5
Quote by moscaespañol
The prices on Fender's (and most guitar company's websites) are the MSRP. The actual price is considerably lower.

I have no experience with these, I just wanted to tell you


Good to know, thanks!
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#6
I personally like the Blacktop line up as they are great for versatility, and the prices are reasonable. They're worth for this range of prices.


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#7
I was really considering getting the Blacktop Strat for a long time. It ideally fit be because of the humbuckers and still being able to have it coil split because of the 5 way switch. I really wanted to try one out in the local store but there wasn't one, I eventually saved my pennys and got a second hand Gibson SG. Like I say to everyone, try before you buy. You might really hate it if you pick one up at your local music shop.
Gear:

Electric Guitars:
Squier Bullet Strat
Ibanez RG350MDX
Gibson SG

Acoustic Guitars:
Tanglewood Roadster

Pedals:
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Dunlop Crybaby Classic

Amp:
Vox VT40 Plus Valvetronix

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#9
Tested one out at a shop and loved it. Already put a down payment for it. Definitely get it.
#10
Having humbuckers doesn't make it more versatile, TS, just different. Also, the HB's in it are rather lackluster. It feels like any other MIM Stratocaster.
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#11
No, it's very different in vibe altogether. Mexican standard is satin neck. This is a gloss. Played four of them. Set up three. Got three in the store where I work. THE next guitar for me. Very versatile. And no, we don't have internet distribution at my store, so I don't benefit personally. One small gripe with the volume pot, but an easy fix. Awesome guitar. Shred on it, play blues or jazz, or whatever. The collectors I talk on a regular basis to are not objective on price, but if they're "players", are SUBJECTIVE on tone and playability. This is a player, meant for players. Not ideal for drop-Ab tunings... (is that even metal anymore?) For frequencies that real people can hear, this is a MUST PLAY.
#13
Last year when I went to the GC in dallas I tried an EC1000 a few ibanez RG's and some midrange/high end epiphone but the guitar I thought played and had the most well rounded versatile tone was the HH blacktop strat. Also had one of the most comfortable necks on it, infact the whole reason I am even keeping my squier strat right now is cause the neck feels almost identical to the blacktop.


Edit: I didnt notice with was a necropost.
#14
The bass player in my band has one (he also plays guitar), I borrowed it for recording and it's a really great guitar. Beautiful cleans and very bitey with some dirt.
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