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FENDER HIGHWAY ONE 1 Stratocaster 2003 USA Nitro American BLUE STRAT RELIC 16983

Regular price $1,199
This is an early 2003 USA made Fender Highway One Stratocaster in transparent Sapphire Blue finish with small headstock. Great cosmetic and playing condition and bone stock. These get a thin nitro finish at the factory designed to show wear, relic quickly, AND let your tone come through. They come outfitted with overwound Alnico 3 pickups and middle pickup is reverse wound to lessen hum. Alder body paired with a modern C-shaped, 9.5" radius neck with rosewood board and satin finish on the back. Jumbo frets in very clean condition.

This one has some cool mild playing wear that adds to the light relic character. The Highway 1 quality and style is a recognized thing now, and they often sell for more than standard USA models of the same period. Early Hwy 1 models like this with the smaller headstock are prized for having the best craftsmanship, and less common colors such as this blue add to resale value. Comes with tremolo bar and fitted Fender hard case--SEE PICS BELOW. Weight is 7 pounds, 8 ounces. 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.
-- Full 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.


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.

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.