Let's see your Highway One Strats!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by WilseyFanPDX, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Bettyfender

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  2. Bettyfender

    Bettyfender Strat-Talk Member

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    That's my newly rebuilt beast
     
  3. dacop

    dacop Strat-Talker

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    2009 USA Highway One

    I purchased this new in 2009 from a Sam Ash. Added Fender locking tuners and a Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail in the bridge, neck and middle pups are original.

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  4. Tdurden032

    Tdurden032 Strat-Talker

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    All great looking guitars - funny story in returning and repurchading that guitar btw - glad it turned out well - sounds like you were destined to have that hwy 1!!
     
  5. WilseyFanPDX

    WilseyFanPDX Strat-Talker

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    Thanks. Yeah, its totally insane, but I love the damn thing. Im gonna treat it to a new Callaham bridge, Fender Classic Gear Tuners and Pure Vintage '65 pickups.
     
  6. Funkuncle

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    Could you Highway One guys tell me what year did they change to the jumbo frets? Was that the same year they got the 70's headstock? (what I'm wondering is if I see one on eBay with a big headstock does that mean it also has jumbo frets?)
     
  7. Bettyfender

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    70's head stock so 07+ for sure have the jumbo frets. I cannot confirm this of the 02-06 models 06 was a transition year so some people have notes them as having the larger headstock in the past
     
  8. dacop

    dacop Strat-Talker

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    I can confirm my 2009 HW1 with the large headstock has jumbo frets.
     
  9. DON RAY

    DON RAY New Member!

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    My 2006 HW1 has large headstock, jumbo frets,low out put single coils atomic hum bucket.Amber finish on body.
     
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  10. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Strat-Talker

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    Check out this old thread: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/i...-highway-one-strat-evolution-history.1021273/ . All I can tell you regarding my 2002 Hwy 1 is it has the smaller head stock and what I perceive to be medium-jumbo frets, the same as is on my MIK strat. Here it's pictured next to my white '88 MIK Strat and one thing I will admit is the MIK strat neck is soooo much more comfortable to play with my short fingers for longer periods than the HW1 neck. The MIK neck is a tad thinner and I would love to know what the neck radius is on it being both are 1 5/8" at the nut. Don't get me wrong I really really like my HW1 but at my age with a little tendonitis setting in my fingers I pick up my guitars with easiest to play necks now. MVIMG_20200211_091709.jpg
     
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  11. addisj

    addisj Strat-Talker

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    My Red 2003 and Burst 2005

    Red mods:
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    Fender USA 57 / 62 tremolo including block
    Fender USA Tuners

    Burst mods:
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    Fender USA Tuners

    My favorite strats! Red is my main. I installed the PAF Alnico IV bucker to deal with the Rock covers in my band (which is does beautifully). Kept the burst SSS

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