Excellent Example of some of the best mass produced Strats EVER!


Take a Spin Down Highway One: Destination Tonetown

You'll take to the newly "repaved" Highway One Stratocaster with its thin-skinned satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, hotter and very distortion-friendly Alnico III pickups (that still sparkle when clean), and a reverse-wound, reverse-polarized middle pickup for better hum canceling. Other improvements include huge jumbo frets for faster action, bold '70s styling, a steel bridge block (more tone than the zinc version), and new colors.

Fender Highway One Stratocaster at a Glance:
Solid alder body with BLACK finish and three-ply PEARLOID pickguard.
Two vintage style single coil pickup in the Neck and Middle with staggered Alnico polepieces.
Fender Humbucker in the Bridge Position.

One-piece maple neck and ROSEWOOD fingerboard with modern "C" shape.

Unique Low Gloss Finish for Extra Resonance
Players demanded it and Fender delivered it! This Highway One Strat was born with a BLACK finish and a mind-blowing low price tag, making it one of the most in-demand Strats in the entire Fender catalog. The satin nitrocellulose finish allows the alder body to resonate freely, delivering crisp, glossy tones and maximum sustain thanks to the two vintage style single coil Strat pickups. A three-ply white pearloid pickguard maintains the classic Strat look. The vintage style synchronized tremolo allows you to bend notes or entire chords up or down with ease, without creating the tuning problems inherent in other designs.

The Trademark Strat Sound
The original Strat had three single coil pickups, so it was able to produce sounds that no other guitar could deliver, particularly once players discovered they could lodge the three-position blade switch in those "in-between" positions to access neck / middle and bridge / middle pickup combinations. These were often erroneously referred to as the "out-of-phase" settings. The Highway One Strats have made it easy to access all the pickup combinations thanks to the modern five-way blade pickup selector switch. The three vintage style single coil pickups deliver all the "spank" and sparkle the Strat is justly famous for.

Fast Playing Maple Neck with Modern "C" Shape
Leo Fender wasn't afraid to "think outside the box" when it came to guitar designs - after all, he was an engineer, not a guitar player. In the 1950s and well into the 1970s, the blond natural maple neck became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. The Highway One Strat carries on the tradition with a fast-playing one-piece maple neck and fingerboard. In keeping with contemporary player preferences, the neck is finished in a smooth satin polyurethane.

Fender Highway One Stratocaster Features:
Body Type: Solidbody electric.
Finish: Satin nitrocelluloselacquer.
Neck Wood: Maple with Rosewood Fretboard
Neck Shape: Modern "C" shape with 9.5-inch radius.
Body Wood: Solid alder.
Machine Heads: Fender / Ping standard cast / sealed tuners.
Fingerboard: Maple.
No. of Frets: 22.
Position Markers: Dot inlays.
Pickups: Two vintage style single coils with staggered polepieces and Alnico magnets.
Fender Humbucker in the Bridge
Controls: Master volume, two tone.
Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage style synchronized tremolo.
Pickup Switching: Five-position blade switch.
Hardware: Chrom.
Case: Deluxe Gig Bag included
Scale Length: 25.5 inches.
Fender Guitars
You could easily make the case that Fender electric guitars were responsible - at least in great part - for the birth of modern rock 'n' roll. Originally designed to be easier to build, and thus more affordable, Leo Fender's masterpieces, which include classics like the Stratocaster (is there a more distinctive guitar shape in the world?), the Telecaster and the original Precision Bass, were at the core of a musical revolution that spawned everything from surf to country to punk!

In the 1960s, when Fender guitars first hit bandstands and stages all around the country, it was astonishing to see that trademark Fender maple neck and fingerboard. Though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards as standard or optional on its entire line of instruments, those first"blond" necks really shook things up. Others have picked up on the maple neck theme, but it's clearly yet another of Leo Fender's "firsts."

Today, no other manufacturer can match Fender for the sheer number of options available throughout its entire line. While vintage Fenders can command astronomic prices, the company now has the widest range of quality instruments in the world, along with the highest profile players like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, all of whom are legendary.

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ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Highway One Stratocaster with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Black
  • 2006
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
  • Fender Highway One
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Color Family
  • Black
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On

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