NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!

9th Jan 2012 | 12:03

NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!
Blacktop Telecaster Baritone
Featuring a longer scale length (27" rather than the usual 25.5") and a 'B-to-B' tuning, the Telecaster Baritone is representative of the Blacktop series' wilful experimentation.

Fender has announced several additions to the Blacktop range (a series of beefed-up rawk guitars) that it launched last year, including a Baritone Telecaster, a P90-equipped Jaguar and a HSH Stratocaster.

We loved the first Blacktops, so a second batch has palms-a-sweating at TG HQ. Click through the gallery to find out more about the three new arrivals.

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NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!
Blacktop Telecaster Baritone body
The three-pickup combination should allow for a lot of tonal flexibility and Fender seems to be aiming to cover all bases with two Blacktop Tele Singlecoils and a Blacktop Tele Humbucker, not to mention the five-way pickup selector.

Fender has announced several additions to the Blacktop range (a series of beefed-up rawk guitars) that it launched last year, including a Baritone Telecaster, a P90-equipped Jaguar and a HSH Stratocaster.

We loved the first Blacktops, so a second batch has palms-a-sweating at TG HQ. Click through the gallery to find out more about the three new arrivals.

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NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!
Blacktop Stratocaster HSH
The Blacktop Stratocaster HH did a fine job of recasting the faithful Strat as a surprisingly versatile full-blown rock machine and the HSH aims to add another string to its bow.

Fender has announced several additions to the Blacktop range (a series of beefed-up rawk guitars) that it launched last year, including a Baritone Telecaster, a P90-equipped Jaguar and a HSH Stratocaster.

We loved the first Blacktops, so a second batch has palms-a-sweating at TG HQ. Click through the gallery to find out more about the three new arrivals.

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NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!
Blacktop Stratocaster HSH body
This time the two Blacktop Humbucking Strat pickups are augmented by a Blacktop Tele Singlecoil in the middle position and, like the Tele, five-way pickup switching, which should give the guitar a new tonal dimension.

Fender has announced several additions to the Blacktop range (a series of beefed-up rawk guitars) that it launched last year, including a Baritone Telecaster, a P90-equipped Jaguar and a HSH Stratocaster.

We loved the first Blacktops, so a second batch has palms-a-sweating at TG HQ. Click through the gallery to find out more about the three new arrivals.

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NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!
Blacktop Jaguar 90
Less revolutionary than the Baritone Telecaster and Strat HSH, but perhaps more practical, the Jaguar 90 shares the same specifications as its older brother the Blacktop Jaguar HH, except for its pickups…

Fender has announced several additions to the Blacktop range (a series of beefed-up rawk guitars) that it launched last year, including a Baritone Telecaster, a P90-equipped Jaguar and a HSH Stratocaster.

We loved the first Blacktops, so a second batch has palms-a-sweating at TG HQ. Click through the gallery to find out more about the three new arrivals.

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NAMM 2012: Fender unveils new Blacktops!
Blacktop Jaguar 90 body
Yeup, the new Jaguar 90 is fitted with two P90-style singecoils, which should please those that found the Blacktop Jaguar HH too aggressive. It'll also be available in Two-colour Sunburst for £646.80, which is the priciest of the new Blacktops.

Fender has announced several additions to the Blacktop range (a series of beefed-up rawk guitars) that it launched last year, including a Baritone Telecaster, a P90-equipped Jaguar and a HSH Stratocaster.

We loved the first Blacktops, so a second batch has palms-a-sweating at TG HQ. Click through the gallery to find out more about the three new arrivals.

More NAMM 2012 posts

View more TG galleries >>

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