Just Bought a Highway One...

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    mrjamboree TDPRI Member

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    Got a real good deal on craigslist that included a hard case. I bought it with the intent of modding it and I didn't want to decrease resale value on a standard. But wow, this guitar feels great and is incredibly resonant. Why aren't these more sought after? To be honest, I like it better than any standard I've played so far and I haven't even started the modding process.
     
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    I had one I sold a few years back....need my butt kicked for selling that one. Does yours have the "bold" script, those were the earlier models.
     
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    Hey yes have an '03 Highway One (in the avatar) bought used and fully intended to modify it but at the end of the day it is still stock. I actually like the bridge and saddles (heresy!). Love the way it plays and it is dead reliably honest and true. So I get where you are feeling, a lot. They are solid Telecasters.
     
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    To me the Highway Ones were one of those of series on which Fender did a little too good of a job. They do this from time to time, introduce a line that is so good it starts cutting into the profits of the next tier up so they discontinue it; see: 2012-17 American Vintage. I know it's a bit of a conspiracy theory but I'm sticking to it.

    the Hywy1s in my opinion were a far better value than the American Standards at the time. Great guitars.
     
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    Mine is an '07 but the script is bold.
     
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    This is the first tele I've owned with the 3 saddle bridge and I have to agree I'm enjoying it thoroughly
     
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    I'd say they're fairly sought after. I believe they were around $600 new and I usually see them going for a couple hundred more than that. Pretty good appreciation seeing as they really haven't been discontinued that long.

    They are nice.
     
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    interesting. were the finishes the same?
     
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    Congratulations!
    It looks like a workhorse!
     
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    Love my highway one. Thought about changing out the pickups a few times but... naw. It’s a great affordable Tele. Enjoy.
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Highway One versus American Series/Standard finishes, different as night and day.

    The "Americans" have a mirror gloss, highly polished hard, durable poly topcoat.

    The "Highways" have a soft, easily worn "furniture lacquer" satin top coat that mars easily, wears off fast, but can also be polished up nicely to have a soft feel and glow of a near-gloss finish. Or you could strip that off and respray it Pro quality lacquer and create a more authentic, vintage style look and feel.
     
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    Not to crash your thread, but does anyone know which tele models have the belly cut and forearm relief? ....runs for cover while donning fireproof gear.....:eek:
     
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    Enjoy this guitar! - I have one that I open tune and also use as a backup in case of a broken string - The ONLY thing about mine that I'm not crazy about is that it's a little neck heavy, and the pickups are brighter than my '52 RI -
    I also have a Highway 1 Jazz Bass that's equally as good. Good price on a USA instrument IMO.
     
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    I love Highway One finishes. I have a transparent red Highway One tele body and two strat Highway One bodies (a red and a black). All three already relic’ing and aging beautifully. I’m not a fan of the highly polished plastic-shell look of poly. And I think (though probably just me) that nitro bodies sound better.

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    I just swapped then pups out of my newly acquired black hwy 1. I put a twisted tele and a nocaster in to replace and now I really enjoy playing this guitar. For a clean, non damaged, flat black guitar it is pretty nice looking. Getting shiny in all the touched areas. Only thing is that ugly headstock, but there are worse things in this world to be worried about.
     
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