Fender Highway One Stratocaster with Maple Fretboard 2006 – 2009 – Midnight Wine Transparent

$ 699.00

The real star of this guitar is the gorgeous nitro finish. It’s a deep red transparent. You can see the wood through it when you look closely. It has a few dings and scratches, as is inevitable with a nitro finish.

The large 70s style headstock gives a cool vintage look, and the modern nut width makes feel very playable. Fret wear is very minimal. It’s so little that it’s hard to photograph.

This guitar plays pretty well, but there are a couple of high frets high up the neck. I have it set up now with fairly high action. If you want to have low action, you’d want to get the frets leveled first.

Here’s the original manufacturer’s description:

Fender Highway 1 Stratocaster Features:

  • Body Type: Solidbody electric.
  • Finish: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer.
  • Neck Wood: Maple.
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C” shape with 9.5-inch radius.
  • Body Wood: Solid alder.
  • Machine Heads: Fender / Ping standard cast / sealed tuners.    
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood.
  • No. of Frets: 22.
  • Position Markers: Dot inlays.
  • Pickups: Three vintage style single coils with staggered polepieces and Alnico magnets.
  • Controls: Master volume, two tone.
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage style synchronized tremolo.
  • Pickup Switching: Five-position blade switch.
  • Hardware: Chrome.