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Details about FENDER HIGHWAY ONE 1 STRATOCASTER HSS USA Nitro Honey Burst AMERICAN STRAT 00348


Regular price $799
Description
This is an early (second production year) 2003 Fender Highway One Stratocaster in Honey Blonde finish. Nice player shape with natural relic marks all over, but the kind that look good. Most Hwy 1's had the small headstock until about 2006, but these HSS models got them early. Comes with Fender's Atomic Humbucker in the bridge, which is pretty hot. This is pre-Greasebucket circuit (some will like this better, some maybe not).


From what I hear the early models may have had poly finishes EXCEPT for the honey burst, which got acrylic lacquer finish. This year features jumbo frets, but NOT the ridiculous clown-size jumbo frets that came after 2006. You've got 22 frets on the 9.5" radius, C-shaped maple neck with soft satin back and rosewood fretboard. Frets are in very good shape. The lacquer on the skunk stripe has one chip, which I've pointed out with a guitar pick in the pictures.

Looks like 3-piece body and weighs 7 pounds, 13 ounces, which is pretty comfortable. Playability scores real high with this one as the fretboard and neck have that good feel and the body just looks nicely worn in and ready to rock. No case or trem bar. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.)  I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. 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.

See below for video demo of similar guitar.



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!


Packing
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.

International
Due to international shipping conditions, we are only shipping with FedEx or DHL. You must contact us for an exact quote. Also be aware quotes do not include Customs fees and Customs in your country may be SLOW due to the world crisis.

Manufacturer Info

If you're looking for the best value in Fender's traditional American craftsmanship and distinctive rock sound, the Highway One Series Stratocaster is the best place to start. Although they are the lowest priced Strats made in Fender's US factory, Highway One gives you everything that made the Stratocaster the standard for generations. You sacrifice very little for the savings, other than the hardshell case that comes with other American Stratocasters. Instead, you get an excellent deluxe gig bag.


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.