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FENDER Highway One Nitro RELIC Stratocaster USA American Strat Road Worn 45410

Regular price $1,259
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This is a fresh new relic of a 2006 (60th Anniversary) Fender Highway One Stratocaster in black nitrocellulose finish. It was reliced by Still Kickin Music to look like a guitar that has seen many years of hard use. It comes with a G&G tweed case, sealed Fender paperwork, tremolo bar, and Allen wrenches. (This is the old-school case with REAL leather handle and endcaps and orange fur interior.)  The guitar has been reliced from the ground up, so every piece down to the smallest screw has been treated. Multiple time intensive processes using machinery, chemicals and hand working were employed to bring the guitar to its current condition. Tuners, bridge, saddles, knobs, jackplate, neck plate, plastics--all aged and distressed for a vintage appearance. 

Details such as preserving the finish underneath the pickguard, have not been missed. All parts remain factory original except an upraded FS-1 DiMarzio Hot bridge pickup, cloth wire, and Wilkinson bridge. (I have included pics with the pickguard off so you can see the body has authentic Fender bar codes in the cavities.) Also of note, the tremolo bar is a push-in style, not screw in. It has a C-shaped, 9.5" radius neck with jumbo frets--full specs at bottom. Frets were recently leveled, crowned and polished, so it plays like butter. Action is low, set up and ready to play. The back of the neck was sanded all the way up to 12k grit, so it's as smooth as glass. If you don't want to spend a few thousand for a Custom Shop relic, this is an affordable alternative produced by a small shop that has the time to sweat the details. Unlike mass produced guitars, this was reliced by hand over many hours and days. Compare that to Custom Shop assembly line practices that use stencils to produce "cookie cutter" guitars. It's an American made Strat with a true "hard use" look. Weight is 7 pounds, 11 ounces. (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.

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.