Your opinions on Highway1 Strats ??

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by burchyk, May 12, 2005.

  1. FredZepp

    FredZepp Member

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    My 2002 Highway One Strat came with this hangtag from Fender....

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  2. DGTCrazy

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    It's all in the wood! I was told Hwy 1 is bottom of the barrel, multi piece, glued...well...you get the picture...but they are decent for those clubs we play of "questionable" character ....LOL
     
  3. candid_x

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    Fred, thanks! very interesting. So it seems a 2003 would also likely be nitro. I think your green one looks awesome.

    DGT, I've been told the same about the JV body. I have the impression that most Hwy's use less pieces of better alder, could be mistaken. But I don't yet know what's changed in the innards or hardware, if anything. The JV is very Americanized except for the body (# of pieces) and thick poly, and a couple lessor parts, like input jack. A 2003 Hwy One, I have no idea.
     
  4. Jacob Van Noy

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    Where did you get that replacement neck? I love a FSR Highway One I have in Surf Green but the neck is just a little on the thin side. I have looked into replacements but I'm not sure that the neck pocket on the HWY1 is wide enough for the aftermarket necks I see. Or am I wrong? For reference I'm looking for a fatter, possibly wider? 60s style maple neck with rosewood board. Any help or suggestions? Thanks.

    Jake
     
  5. chip46

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    Love my HW1. The stock single coils aren't bad, but the humbucker is pretty average, still haven't gotten around to changing it out. I may throw Texas Specials in the neck and middle, don't know about the bridge yet.
     
  6. kleydj13

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    Highway One's have a pretty specific modern feature set - big frets, hot pickups, big headstock. I like those features - and I really like the $ tag for it being a MIA guitar. If it had a thicker neck I'd really be all over it!
     

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