I recently purchased a Blacktop HH Stratocaster online and went to pick it up at the store tonight, since it arrived today. I had been considering buying a HH Strat, and I got a pretty good deal on this one. I also like the black on black color scheme; I think this is a great looking guitar. Based on the serial number (starting with MX14), I think this is a 2014 model. I played it a bit tonight, and I'm not sure what I think quite yet. The humbuckers seem a little muddy but not terrible. I like the in-between sounds in positions 2 & 4 on the switch, where it does the combination coil taps (inner & outer coils together) - but let's face it, I bought this mainly for humbucker tone, and I'm not sure if I'd call the tone "great". I was playing it through a Fender Twin '65 Reissue amp; I'm not sure if it would sound better through a different amp. I could probably replace the pickups, but I'll have to think it over a bit since I already have a few other Strats.