In i think 07 they went from small to big headstock. Great guitars.It took me 6 months to get $700 for my Highway One just a few years ago. Awesome guitar, too, with a hard shell case. Mine had the big headstock, though, which I think is part of the Hwy 1 design?
This is my conclusion as well. Serial number (Z5...) is 2005. The large frets and dual string trees both point to Highway One. That would also explain the 6 screw mount bridge.It's most likely a circa 2005 Highway One which was the budget level American line at that time. Considering the body needs a refin it's priced about right at $600. Unmolested these fetch $900-$1,000. Good project guitar for someone.
If it's a hwy 1 I think it's still a good deal. Any US Strat neck is worth $400 and up in good shape. And if the body and the rest is also hwy1, it's a $20 can of paint away from looking much better.Yup, I missed the 6 screw bridge. And for some reason I thought my 90’s Tele had a Z serial number prefix, but its actually a N. Maybe not quite the deal I initially thought, but certainly not a bad deal either.