Fender Highway One Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Maple with Gig Bag)

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This vintage-looking strat features modern-voiced Alnico III Pickups for a rounder tone than Strat lovers might be used to.

The new pickups on the Highway One Stratocaster guitar produce a more round tone that can sound glassy and great with high gain. The thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets the body wood's natural tone shine through, making for one of the most exciting new instruments in the Fender family! This version of the Fender Highway One Stratocaster features a Maple fretboard for slightly brighter tone.

Features:

- Huge Frets -- More player friendly; easier to play
- Made in U.S.A. -- Quality manufacturing
- Alnico III Pickups -- Voiced to today's modern sound by rounding off extreme highs; very distortion friendly, but still sparkles when clean
- Greasebucket Circuitry -- Lets you roll off highs without muffling the tone
- Thin Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish -- Lets tone of body wood shine through and project. Will "break in" easily

Model Name: Highway One Stratocaster (Upgrade)

Model Number: 011-1160-(Color#) and 011-1162-(Color#)

Series: Highway One Series

Colors:
(300) 3-Color Sunburst
(304) Daphne Blue
(306) Flat Black
(367) Honey Blonde
(375) Wine Transparent
(Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple, Modern 'C' Shape, (Satin Polyurethane Finish)

Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 011-1160) or Maple (p/n 011-1162), 9.5" Radius (241mm)

No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets

Pickups: 3 Hot Single-Coil Strat(R) Pickups with Staggered Pole Pieces, Alnico 3 Magnets and Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Middle Pickup

Controls:
Master Volume
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

Pickup Switching:
5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo

Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines

Hardware: Chrome

Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment

Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at Nut: 1.6875 in. (43 mm)

Unique Features:
Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Finish
Parchment Plastic Parts
Large '70s Style Headstock Shape
Large '70s Style Headstock Logo
Original Body Shape
Original Contour Body Decal on Headstock
H/S/S Pickup Routing
Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Middle Pickup

Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003

Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

Introduced: 7/2006

Notice: Product Prices, Features And Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (43 ratings)
Submitted May 20, 2009 by a customer from verizon.net
"one of the best strats ever made!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
over this is one of the best strats fender has put out in a long while. this strat does it all and more. hard rock/classic rock/blues it does it all. i have compared the highway one sss with three differnt 2008 american standards and the highway one simply blew the american standards right off the stage. if jimi hendrix was alive he would have a few of these for shure.

Sound
this strat is one of the most versatile tone strat's that i have come across in a long time. live or recording this strat does it all when it comes to tone it's a tone monster.

Features
this is what a real strat is all about. no extra bell's and whistles that most strats have today.it's the real deal.

Ease of Use
very easy to use and very versatile the Alnico III SSS pick ups are simply fantastic. much better than the new american standards.

Quality
the quality and craftmanship is A+ just as good as most customshop strats the cosmetics are flawless i dont worry about anything going wrong with this strat. this strat is more than just worthy for the road its built for the road and no back ups are needed with this baby. and its one of the most tone versatile guitars period!

Value
i paid $930 for mine and its the best investment i have made in any of my guitars. as far as tone versatility and sustain the american standards cant touch this. and its read more one of the most solid built guitars i'v seen. the neck is smooth and no ruff edges on the jumbo fretts. also love the thin nitro finish. it looks/feels and sounds customshop built. thankyou fender its Brilliant!

The Wow Factor
i have it and i'm getting more.

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
hard rock/classic rock/blues.
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