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FENDER Highway One HEAVY RELIC Stratocaster USA American Strat Road Worn 30681

Regular price $1,249
This is a one-of-kind relic of a 2007 Fender Highway One Stratocaster in Midnight Wine finish. It comes with a real deal G&G black tolex case with Fender factory paperwork. Frets have just been given a level, crown and polish, so they look and feel pristine. The guitar has been reliced from the ground up, so every piece down to the smallest screw has been treated. I won't go into the details, but you can see I spent days and weeks of hands-on labor getting it to look this way. I incorporated wear patterns you'll find on Fender Custom Shop relics costing $4k+. In particular, I based some elements on Fender Masterbuilder Dale Wilson's guitars. Not a lot of paint left, allowing the natural wood grain to take center stage.

All parts remain factory original except knobs and pickguard. (See photo with the original creme guard and black knobs, which will also be included.) C-shaped, 9.5" radius neck with jumbo frets--more specs at bottom). Frets have been rounded on the ends, so it feels like butter. Action low, set up and ready to play. American made Strat with a nitro finish that will turn heads. Weight is 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Tremolo bar included. Case side latches don't work, but the middle clasp holds it together. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking! (note on pics: there is one pic of back of body that appears to show strange rash on red paint--it's just a reflection from some nearby stucco!) 

Guitar Setup
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.

Manufacturer Info
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
--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.