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NGD hwy 1

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Dongotto, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Dongotto

    Dongotto Tele-Meister

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    Just picked up a pristine 2003 Highway 1 telecaster. Honey blonde and what a honey she is.
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    Bones, gotlivin and tele-bastard like this.
  2. Minivan Megafun

    Minivan Megafun Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Nice! Those first generation Hwy1 guitars have become pretty rare!
     
  3. Strebs

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    Very nice! I love the Highway 1s.
     
  4. HWTele

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    Nice .... looks to have a replaced bridge, pickups and pickguard
     
  5. Dongotto

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    I knew the pups were not factory but what bridge and guard would have came on it?
     
  6. HWY1Strat

    HWY1Strat TDPRI Member

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    I just picked up the same exact guitar last weekend! Same year, same color!
    I've got new pickups all picked out....DiMarzio Area T's n&br. and brass bridge saddles..
    I'm trying to decide whether to keep on the stock white pg or switch to black.
    Your bridge is defiantly aftermarket....the stock one has 3 saddles.

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  7. Dongotto

    Dongotto Tele-Meister

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    I knew when I bought it I wanted to put on a ash tray with brass saddles like my classic vibe. I will leave the black guard and give the pups a shot. It has a great playing neck.

    Are the early ones more desirable? If so why?
     
  8. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Happy New Guitar Day!
     
  9. UncleJarmo

    UncleJarmo Tele-Meister

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    I bought a Hwy 1 Tele with rosewood FB right when they first came out. My son fell in love with it when he got back from attending GIT so I gave it to him. It's been his main guitar ever since. It sounds amazing. Great guitars.
     
  10. gotlivin

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    Very nice!! Congrats!!
     
  11. big jimmy

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    ERrrrrrrrrrrr, was that an ebay snag? I put in a low ball offer on one and it was gone when I checked back. I had a S/B 2003 that I let go. Sorry I did that.
     
  12. Dongotto

    Dongotto Tele-Meister

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    Big Jimmy yes it was. lol
     
  13. HWTele

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    Smaller frets med jumbo, stock pups although not great better than
    You can still buy the original bridge just google highway 1 tele bridge. The pickguard should not allow for mounting the pup to the guard, the neck pup on a stock HW1 guitar was body mounted. No biggie!
     
  14. Dongotto

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    I really got to give her a good workout through an old twin today and while the wilkinson neck pup sounds quite common im very impressed with the wilkinson bridge pickup.
     
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