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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“2004 Highway One Stratocaster”

Written on: 25/09/2013 by skimhit (1 review written)

Good guitar a little noisy due to none reverse wound pick ups. My 2009 US standards defiantly better. 2002-2011 used 500-550 $ Canadian… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“I decided to upgrade from a Fender Squire. I tried...”

Written on: 03/03/2011

I decided to upgrade from a Fender Squire. I tried about three Fender Stratocasters in our local shop, and found the Highway 1 just felt and sounded the best.
The look and finish is great. I have noticed that the pickguard has a nice aged off white look.The ultra thin finish is perfect, as I am not that keen on high gloss guitars. I think these guitars will age really well. The reverse coil pickups, I think do sound thicker in sound, this maybe causes the bottom end to be a little too thick in… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/08/2012

I bought a 2004 highwayone SSS maple neck online and I was disappointed with it at first - the bottom E string had more rattles than a millionaires baby - I got a local guitar tech to restring it with ernie ball 9 gauge and adjust the harmonics - this improved it though the bottom E still rattled a bit but I soon grew to love this guitar - the pickups have that classic fender tone though the bridge pickup is a bit gutless for metal

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“i have three 2007 highway one sss strats i know today...”

Written on: 10/10/2010 by Ajsfenders (1 review written)

i have three 2007 highway one sss strats i know today 2010 the
2007 highway one sss strats are very much sought after and are
selling if you can even find one between $1,200 to $1,300 theres
a few differnces between the 2007 highway one sss strats and the one's
of 08 - 09 and 2010's. right off the bat the 2007's were crafted with
a two piece Alder body the others are three piece alder body's and there's
a few other difernces. if you find a 2007 grabe it and fast thats even
if you can find… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Ajsfenders's Review

Written on: 21/06/2011

where are you getting the info on 07 HWY one's being 2 peice? I have one....its a wonderful guitar and I love it. What are the other differences?

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Skimhit's Response to Ajsfenders's Review

Written on: 04/10/2013

your nuts, $450- 500 max Kijiji Toronto,,ones over that just sit and never sell. The new American Standards excellent and way more guitar $1200 at most.

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Skimhit's Response to Ajsfenders's Review

Written on: 25/09/2013

I have a 2004 sunburst, its actually a 2 piece body. solid colors tend to be 5 -7 piece as its easier to hide the seams
Anyone paying more than 550$ for a used highway one is an idiot.

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“THE HIGHWAY ONE SSS STRAT is simply one of the best ”

Written on: 16/03/2010 by sixfingers (1 review written)

THE HIGHWAY ONE SSS STRAT is simply one of the best
all around strats fender has produced in years. even today
i still havent head a strat that produces such tone versatility
sustain and classic old school feel like the highway one sss strat.
i bought 3 of them back in 2009 when they listed with (no case) $1,130
and i payed $930 a piece for mine and very well worth it. now that fender
has droped the prices on most of there strats including the highway one sss strat i'm thinking of buying a… Read Full Review

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Stratplayer's Response to sixfingers's Review

Written on: 20/03/2010

I found this review very helpful because...IS SIMPLY TRUE about the highway one sss strat its simply the best strat made in over 35 years. and its one of the most tone versatility strat ever fender has produced. the highway one sss strat is simply a straight up legendary stratocaster hands down!

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2007Highwayonestrat's Response to sixfingers's Review

Written on: 01/09/2010

I found this review very helpful because...
<br/>the 2007 highway one sss strats are highly sought
<br/>after today. i have seen the 2007 daphne blue
<br/>highway one sss strat sell for $1,200 this guitar
<br/>was discontinued january 1 2008. and its very hard
<br/>to find today. the 2007 highway one strat is a Brilliant
<br/>guitar period! it is a legendary strat for shure.

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“ these guitars are now end of the run into a new...”

Written on: 20/12/2009

these guitars are now end of the run into a new decade an the new american standard takes its place,they,ll be highly sought after without a doubt the looks an sound is awesome bearing in mind they launched in 2002 an didnt look any differnt from the american series except they had differnt pick ups , which annoyed everyone who had paid £900 for the american series £400 more than the highwayone,and the CARONA model previous to it,run for only 1 year because evryone was… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“Brought my Honey Blonde Highway Strat 2nd Hand (2002)...”

Written on: 07/07/2009

Brought my Honey Blonde Highway Strat 2nd Hand (2002) not that you can tell, fantastic guitar great sound and play ability would recommend this guitar to any proffesional.

Cannot give any negitive feedback on this Stratacaster… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“fantastic! craftmanship/tone/sustain. ”

Written on: 11/05/2009 by guitarplay (1 review written)

fantastic! craftmanship/tone/sustain.
love the neck its very smooth no ruff
edges on the pick ups. alnico III pick ups
are very versatile some of the best sounding
pick ups out there today. bought this strat 7 months ago
and my 2008 american standard strat is doing nothing
but collecting dust. i cant seem to put the Fender Highway One Stratocaster down… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“The Fender Highway One Stratocaster is a beautiful...”

Written on: 10/02/2009

The Fender Highway One Stratocaster is a beautiful instrument, it is a working piece of art. The alnico pickups sound vintage and sweet and the humbucker has good thick distortion. I bought the Satin finish and it just looks solid, tough, and vintage. Only bad point is the bridge, these old bridges are obviously not going to be as good as the new Floyd Rose style, however, it does stay in tune pretty well… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“these are awesome guitars well worth the money. mine...”

Written on: 19/01/2009

these are awesome guitars well worth the money. mine has been played side by side with an American custom shop model,(friends in a band) Even he said it was hard to tell the difference beetween the tones on both guitars and how well the highway played. How awesome is that! Fender Highway One Stratocaster, they play like butter,awesome tone,i have a 2006 60th anniversary in honey blonde,superb… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“Great sound, great value for money and amazing...”

Written on: 07/11/2008 by Negativegravity (1 review written)

Great sound, great value for money and amazing quality. An overall amazing guitar… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“Great looks, good typical strat sound but the thin E...”

Written on: 15/10/2008

Great looks, good typical strat sound but the thin E string has no punch. It's a good guitar and cheap, recommended… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“The Fender Highway One Stratocaster is very gigable...”

Written on: 07/09/2008

The Fender Highway One Stratocaster is very gigable and rockable, i love this guitar… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“The 2007 Highway Ones are in my opinion are the best...”

Written on: 29/08/2008 by ajstrat (1 review written)

The 2007 Highway Ones are in my opinion are the best strats out there today. I have compared the Highway One with the new American Standards and the Highway One walks all over the new American Standards in tone versatility/feel/sustain. The 2007 Highway Ones are simply a better strat… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“The Fender Highway One Stratocaster has a lovely sound...”

Written on: 30/07/2008

The Fender Highway One Stratocaster has a lovely sound but I'm not a fan of the finish they've used. Overall, a very good guitar at a nice price… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“Compared the Highway One Strat to 4 different American...”

Written on: 23/07/2008 by sixstrings (1 review written)

Compared the Highway One Strat to 4 different American Standards including the new 2008 American Standard and the Highway One simply is a better all around Strat than the American Standard. More versatile in tone better feel and playability the Highway One is simply awesome!… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“After painful, droned hours of a guitar search the...”

Written on: 25/06/2008

After painful, droned hours of a guitar search the feel of this guitar's neck just stood out so much even though it was the first one I tried! The variation of tones is remarkable from the vintage 70's sound to the Gretsch jazz (but obviously not the real thing!). Definitely value for money considering for £500 you could only get a Gibson standard SG, the usual Jag's being around £600 and American series teles at around £600… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“I tried several Strats in the shop including some much...”

Written on: 19/06/2008

I tried several Strats in the shop including some much more expensive models and this one stood out for me. Lovely set-up and action, beautiful tone, very playable. Love the 70s headstock and jumbo frets. None really. I can't understand why some people have a downer on this model. Maybe it's not quite the classic Strat tone but it has a awesome tone of it's own. This one's a keeper!… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“Made from quality components, better than earlier...”

Written on: 13/06/2008 by Fletch58 (1 review written)

Made from quality components, better than earlier fender models, plays great, sounds even better. These guitars are well made as good as any USA strat, buy one you can't go wrong !!!!!!!!! No bad points… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“The Fender Highway One looks fantastic, sounds just...”

Written on: 10/04/2008

The Fender Highway One looks fantastic, sounds just awesome. The bridge humbucker sounds particularly good. This guitar is more versatile, to my mind, than a standard strat, as I seem to be able to get a far greater variations in tone etc, as you can get the real solid humbucker sounds, but also the classic strat neck sounds, so anything from hard rock and metal, through classic rock and to blues sounds great. This guitar has massive frets, and as soon as I picked it up it felt so comfortable… Read Full Review

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Fender Highway One Stratocaster

“Great sound and it is easy to play. Great value for...”

Written on: 21/03/2008 by hotbug (1 review written)

Great sound and it is easy to play. Great value for the money. Great " vintage" nitro finish color, great tone; versatile for blues, rock, hard rock, "vintage" large 70's headstock, " vintage" strong and beautiful six point bridge tremolo, jumbo frets, "C" shape neck… Read Full Review

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