Fender 2009 Highway One Stratocaster USA American Relic Strat + Locking 79327
This is a 2009 USA made Fender Highway One Stratocaster in sunburst finish. Really cool looking vintage relic look (see many pictures below). These have a thin nitro finish to let your tone come through and have that "satin" look and feel. Jumbo frets, rosewood board, and C-shaped neck with 9.5-inch radius are all on the menu, along with large 70s-style headstock. Upgraded with Fender locking tuners.
Outfitted with overwound Alnico 3 pickups and a "Greasebucket" tone circuit, the middle pickup is reverse wound to lessen hum. Soft satin finish on back of neck. Really cool play wear all over. Highway 1 guitars are prized for having great craftsmanship. Many players have realized the Highway 1 quality and they often sell for more than standard USA models of the same period. Weight is 7 pounds, 8 ounces. No case, tremolo bar or trem cover. Comes with black gig bag I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.
What You get:
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
The Highway One models are hot-rodded versions of a '70s-style Strat with jumbo frets, a rounder tone and higher gain, as well as a thin-coated nitrocellulose body which allows the tone of the wood to come out. Two configurations are available:
The Highway One Stratocaster (also available left-handed) which features the standard Stratocaster pickup configuration of three single-coil pickups and the Highway One Stratocaster HSS - which features one humbucker and two single coil pickup.
Highway One Stratocaster:
Modern "C"-shape neck 9-1/2" maple or rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets
Maple neck with satin urethane finish '70s-style large headstock with a black logo
Standard sealed/cast tuners Alder body with a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that lets you see the quality of the wood and workmanship.
The neck has the renowned Fender fit and finish that makes it comfortable to play for hours and easy to get around the fingerboard at the highest frets.
Fender Hot Single-Coil Strat Bridge, Middle and Neck pickups with Alnico 3 magnets. The middle position pickup is reverse-wound/reverse-polarity. 5-way selector switch paired with Fender's Greasebucket Tone Circuit (which rolls off the highs without adding bass) with controls for Master Volume, Tone 1 for the neck pickup , and Tone 2 for the bridge pickup.
Vintage-Style Synchronized tremolo bridge 3-ply parchment plastic pickguard and parchment plastic control knobs complete the package.
Highway One Stratocaster HSS:
The Highway One Stratocaster HSS has the same primary features and electronics as the Highway One Stratocaster, but also includes:
Fender Atomic Hot Humbucking bridge pickup for heavy-duty tones along with the Hot Single-Coil Strat Middle and Neck pickups.
This model is available with a rosewood fingerboard only.
Although the Highway One Series does not have the S1 switching circuit of more expensive models, the hot rodded electronics of the Highway One makes it a great sounding instrument with noticeable improvements over some of the 70's models you hear in some of the great rock recordings of the past.