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2003 Highway One vs. Brad Paisley Road Worn

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jonton2, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. jonton2

    jonton2 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks guys. All the input is much appreciated! Highway Is my first grab. I can’t ever sell that one. I will hold off on selling the Paisley too, they are different enough to keep both. @sockgtr, I would like to see that mirror pickguard.
     

  2. Guitaryellow

    Guitaryellow Tele-Meister

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    I have a 2003 highway, one of the best Fenders out there.
    Keep the Highway.
     

  3. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Keep the one that feels and sounds ( to you) better.
    I have a Hwy.1 Blonde in that era and have built two Paulownia bodied Teles.
    Brad chose that wood for lightness , you can buy those bodies on GFS, but
    those crook guitars that Brad uses have mean Voodoo pickups. Enough!

    Keep the one that makes you happiest.
     

  4. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Holic

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    Let us know what you choose.
     

  5. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    I'd keep the highway one.
    Missing mine so much (actually it was my very firts telly)
     

  6. Dave

    Dave Tele-Meister

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    Keep the Highway One. Especially that year.
     

  7. mcfm2n

    mcfm2n Tele-Meister

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    I would keep the Highway 1.
     

  8. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Tele-Afflicted

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    Highway 1.

    I have one, it's a great guitar. Plus it doesn't have a Paisley pickguard. :)
     

  9. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I think he's selling an amp, instead.

    I like these early Highway Ones, but even though this type of Highway has not been made in 13 years, there's still a hefty supply of them. And meanwhile, the initial batch of Brad Paisleys has been sold off and based on what I see, they might not be that easy to acquire right now. If this model doesn't get resupply, it could end up being fairly rare. Ensenada has its hands full producing all these new Players right now and getting the QC just right. Or are you guys seeing unsold Paisleys on the hooks in the stores around you?
     

  10. Stu Cazz

    Stu Cazz TDPRI Member

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    If you look at my avatar pic you will know wich one looks best to me.
    By the way I didn't know Brad when I bought my paisley guard.
    But that said I think if it has to be between those two, I'd say keep the one that play's, feel's and sound's better to you.
     
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  11. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Holic

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    Im pretty sure I seen one at the Sam A. in Philly on Friday.
     
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  12. jonton2

    jonton2 TDPRI Member

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    I scored the BP used at Guitar Center for $699. I am keeping both. Again these 2 guitars sound so different. I may end up changing the pickguard. IMG_0239.JPG . I put a blue piece of construction paper under the original guard, but I think I need black or mint with no paisley.

    Again thanks all.
     

  13. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Meister

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    BP is one of my fave guitars. The sound is a bit of a throwback to the classic tones of the 60s and the weight is superb - especially for folks like me that have the spine of a jelly fish. Have not played a Hiway 1 but I know they have a great rep. Keeping both would be the smart choice. I always regret selling any instrument. Heck, there is one guitar I have bought 3 times cause I keep getting rid of it then regretting it. Think I'll hang on to it this time!
     
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