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When Stratocaster players want to exchange the guitar’s classic sparking clean tone for full-throated thickness and high gain roar, their favorite way to do it is to mod theis beloved Strat guitars with humbucking pickups. That’s the idea behind Fender’s new Bmacktop Stratocaster HH guitar. Steamlined and amped up, it delivers heavy high-gain tone from its dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups. Other features include skirted black amp knobs, synchronized tremolo bridge, alder body, maple neck with 9.5’’-radius rosewood or maple fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.



  • Model Name: Blacktop™ Stratocaster® HH
  • Series: Blacktop™
  • Color : Black, Candy Apple Red, Sonic Blue


  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots on Maple, White Dots on Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood or Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut


  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Hot Vintage AlNiCo Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
  • Neck Pickup: Hot Vintage AlNiCo Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Full Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Two Inside Single Coils, Position 3. Both Full Humbucking Pickups, Position 4. Outer Neck Single Coil, Position 5. Full Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)


  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tips: Black or Aged White
  • Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm, Black Tip on (506),(509); Aged White Tip on (572)

Tools Truss Rod Wrench: 0.1875"


  • Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L’s, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: HH Pickup Configuration, Custom Switching, Black Skirted Amp Knobs


  • Pickguard: (506, 506) 3-Ply Black
  • (509, 572, 509, 572) 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Included Accessories: Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench
  • Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs

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