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Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar Silver Rosewood

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Overview

  • Series: Blacktop
  • Body shape: Jaguar
  • Body material: alder
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    $699.99
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The most affordable humbucking pickup-equipped Jaguar ever made.

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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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

A Jaguar for today's rocker!

 

Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar 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
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (14)
    • Recording (11)
    • Rock concerts (7)
    • Small venues (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Jagsville, Daddy-o

    I played one at a G.C. a while back and loved the feel, very comfy while playing sitting down as well as standing. I reccommended this to a co-worker who has small hands...Read complete review

    I played one at a G.C. a while back and loved the feel, very comfy while playing sitting down as well as standing. I reccommended this to a co-worker who has small hands and "can't play a Strat". Being as this is a short scale, he said it fit great and bought one on the spot.

    I got mine for Christmas and would have been delighted except the silver color was more of a greenish-taupey kinda shade and not very silver at all. There was also an issue with the neck having a very rough spot. Obviously both faults were with the QC that day at Fender and not the fault of Musician's Friend.

    So I sent it back and ordered the black one as I felt it was a safer color choice. It arrived and looked extremely cool, just stark black and chrome. My other 4 guitars all have single coils so i was amazed at the sound the HBs on this delivered. the tone was creamy and full, very pleasing to hear.

    My hands are rather large so things get a bit tight above the 14th fret, but its a real blast to play, easy to move around on and the neck is smooth as glass. couldn't be happier with it. I've played guitars that cost 4 times as much and didin't feel, look, or sound as nice as this.
    Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH is a great buy.
    ---Thank you Fender and Musician's Friend both.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for what it is

    I bought this guitar because I moved back to the States from overseas and my good gear is still in transit for the next 2 months and i didnt want to be without a...Read complete review

    I bought this guitar because I moved back to the States from overseas and my good gear is still in transit for the next 2 months and i didnt want to be without a guitar. Found this at a local shop for a good price. If youre thinking about it you need to understand that youre getting a guitar that was designed to be sold in a certain price bracket and as such some craftsmanship and quality is sacrificed. ALL of the frets needed extra filing to line up with the neck so they dont scratch up your fingers and the guitar will need a setup, I found the action way too high for my taste. Most other people who reviewed this guitar here have replaced the electronics and I agree that is a must.
    However, once you replace the pickups/pots/switch and have it set up, you wind up with a pretty good guitar for what you've spent.

    Bottom line: if you're used to high end equipment this probably wont cut it (unless you want something to warm up on backstage) but if youre looking to take a step up from the lower end guitars this could be the one youre looking for, just know it will need some work before its truly ready.

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    4.0

    A Jag that actually stays in tune!

    By BUDACUS

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

      A Jag that actually stays in tune without bridge buzzing issues, imagine that! The 24 inch scale with the 9-42 gauge strings facilitates easier string bending making this a fun guitar to play. The pickups are very dark sounding, but an easy fix. Stock pickups replaced with USA Seymour Duncan Jazz & Custom-Custom with coil splitting capabilities through a push/pull tone control. Added a small treble bleed cap, shielded the back of the pick-guard, and added a pickup selector switch missing ground wire; very quiet now even in single-coil modes. Dressed the frets, adjusted truss rod, lowered the bridge, and she is a very versatile guitar. Perfect out of the box, not so much. Perfect after some mods and labor, you bet!

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      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By billy v

      from Philadelphia, Pa

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

        Awesome Guitar!!! I would recommend this guitar to anyone who is serious about learning and playing with a low-end cost effective guitar with great feel and sound!

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        5.0

        Cool Jag

        By Guitar Critic

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

          I used to be a fan of Fender guitars. My first guitar was a Fender Bronco I bought in 1980. After buoying a couple of Fender starts ( one MiM and another U.S. Made) with poor quality, I stopped even looking at any Fender guitar.

          I saw this guitar on sale and it reminded me of my first Fender Bronco guitar, and I ordered it. It came well packed in perfect condition. I was taken by a surprise with the quality of this guitar which is MIM. It has a very vintage feel and look, and it plays well. The pick ups sound very good, and they are quite.

          This guitar has changed my view on a Fender guitars.

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          5.0

          VERY NICE GUITAR

          By Davis N.

          from Safford AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

            I own eight guitars, and have been playing off and on for 50 years. I'm pretty picky. I own a 1969 jaguar that is in mint condition. So, I ordered this Blacktop model because I thought the humbuckers looked cool----and I didn't own a black guitar. Now I do, thanks to Musician's Friend's aggressive pricing policy. Arrived in perfect condition and quickly, well-packed. Very impressed with the "fit & finish" as I always am with Fender products. This one was made in Mexico---and arrived very well set-up (sometimes a problem for the Indonesia products). This one plays & sounds great----looks pretty cool, too. I love it and give it 5 out of 5 for sound and playability----and 10 out of 10 for overall quality. Very impressed!

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            4.0

            Not for everything

            By Skeeter

            from Great Plains

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Short scale

            Cons

            • PICKUPS

            Best Uses

            • Counry Rock
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

            I'm a used to be Semi-Pro and I have one of the orginal HH Jags MIJ in addition to this. It has better feel, better sound, terrible switching layout and seems a bit bigger. This one (MIM) seems smaller and fits better. The neck is not as good but still works well. This is a heavy guitar but balances so well you don't notice the weight. For an all round guitar you would need to replace the pickups. I like a cleaner sound than what they prouduce. That said, I can adjust the amp and come up with close to what I want. Best thing about this vs the MIJ is not banging your hand on all the in the way switches. I don't have a shortage of guitars so will leave the pickups alone for Country Rock bar sound and play something else for a clean sound.

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            4.0

            fender should be using more dual humbuck

            By proteus

            from buffalo,n.y.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Can Get Muddy If Ampguit

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

            i bought a squier "fat tele" when i started to play 6 years ago,i love the tele look,but they are twangy.when i saw this one it had dual humbuckers,a carved maple top ,and was painted heavy metallic red.i fell in love with the power,the feel,the look,and it gave us tele lovers who want crunch and low end what we wanted.
            when fender introduced this blacktop line i was stoked,and bought the strat,tele,and jaguar.
            i set them up all differently.strat had power slinky 11's,tele had d'addario xl 10's,and jag has dl black beauties 9's.each gave me fairly similar sounds until i cranked it up.
            the strat blew the roof off,the tele screamed,and the jag was a mix .for 399. i think i got a deal.i paid that for the tele "fat tele" squier.i would like to see fender build a higher quality line with this pick up configuration.i'm not a fender player at all,until now.
            this series was a long time coming,and it gives us fender admirers what we want ,lots of power,nice color choices,and a fair value.
            i really advise anyone thinking about whether to buy or not,to buy ,especially at this bargain basement price.

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            5.0

            Great price for a solid guitar!

            By vintagerancer

            from Honolulu, HI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Great Pricepoint

            Cons

            • Minor Fret Issues

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

            Honestly, I was not a huge Fender fan and didn't expect much from a guitar in this price range. This guitar changed my opinion of Fender. I enjoy playing this guitar and it sounds great with out a really high price tag. The frets are a bit high is some places and gives you a bit of a bend from time to time, but the dual humbuckers have no hum, buzz, pops, or phasing issues at reasonable preamp levels. The pickup selection give this guitar a fairly diverse capability. The neck dark and heavy, both on for a great brighter rhythm sound, and the bridge for a solid and sustained lead tone. Considering on day to possibly upgrade the pickups, but out of the box I certainly enjoyed this guitar!

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            5.0

            i love this guitar

            By dreambrother

            from madison, wi

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

                if you're looking for great quality and great tone, look no further - this is your guitar. i bought it because i wanted something i considered unique and couldn't be happier with that choice. after buying, i fell in love with the shape and took advantage of the squire jazzmaster sale late last year (another absolutely wonderful guitar but that's another review). as for the jag, i wanted the tuning consistency of the fixed bridge, the look and feel of the rosewood fret board (that i oil twice a year), and the black with chrome is tough. i play through my deville 410 and it sounds like a dream. everyone has their own personal taste and this one completely suits mine.

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                5.0

                Great Guitar for the Money

                By Noone

                from Albuquerque, NM

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • 24 Inch Scale
                • Bargain Priced
                • Better Than Similar Items
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Very Upgradable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Experimental Electronics
                  • Experimental Pu Electro
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

                  I purchased this particular model of Fender Jaguar in the Summer of 2010. There was one left, in silver, which was a bargain, for a MIM Fender. Seriously thinking about adding a Black model to my assembly of instruments. The body is alder and the neck is maple with a rosewood fret board, which is a good platform. One of the things that I like about Fender Jaguars (I have been playing them since 1964) is the 24 inch scale. It works well for those with smaller hands. Even though, this particular model does not have all the bells and whisles that a top of the line Jag has, it is a good solid guitar and the price puts it in a range that even a student can afford. Not many double humbucker guitars deliver as much as this one does. From the CBS style of headstock to the tail piece, it is one solid guitar. It is also a good base to experiment with different pickup assemblies, and other onboard electronics, since it is not expensive, even when it is not on sale. It can be set up for any style of music. Nothing wrong with the stock pickups, but I would say that they are more generic than Seymour Duncan, Bill Lawrence, EMG or Di Marzio models. This is where the type of music becomes a personal choice. I have experimented with all of the mentioned pickup manufacturers and find that the response to particular styles of music, depends on the choice of pickups and electronics. Two Pickups and a couple of potentiometers will not exceed the original discounted price, of this particular instrument, in most cases. This Jaguar is also inexpensive enough to cosmetically upgrade, which can make it, indistinguishable from its "Blacktop" roots. Just by changing out the knobs from the stock ones, to ones that are similar to the ones which came on the original Jaguar, will make a big difference, in appearance. Chromed metal rings around the humbuckers and the '52 Tele type of string retainer will upgrade the cosmetics, very well. It does change the appearance, considerably. The lack of a tremolo does not interfere with the playablility of this guitar. I like the bridge and tailpiece arrangement, as it is, since it is easy to set up the guitar, like it should be. It is a guitar that is fun to play, and could be the "number one," if it is tricked out for a particular venue. Very HOT RODable! No one can beat this price. And it is made in North America, at that!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Shinso13

                  from IL

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

                      It was a gift for my brother and he has told me it is an excellent guitar and really likes the vintage look.

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