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I may do a trade involving my US Strat for this US Tele. These are the only two pics I have, but can anyone tell what model it is? Fender now makes so many bloody models that I don't want to unknowingly trade my Strat for some economy model. The seller thinks it is a 2003. Would this be a fair trade for my 1991 US Standard Strat (sunburst with maple board)?





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Get the serial #, looks like a vintage bridge on it also, that would make it a Highway 1. The pics are fuzzy but it looks like a semi gloss finish. My money's on a Highway 1. They were selling for $999 new I believe, they upgraded them for 2007, more of a 70's vibe I think.
 

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I just emailed the guy asking for the serial number.

The Highway 1 guitars are a more budge line right?

Thanks for the info,
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bRian said:
Get the serial #, looks like a vintage bridge on it also, that would make it a Highway 1. The pics are fuzzy but it looks like a semi gloss finish. My money's on a Highway 1. They were selling for $999 new I believe, they upgraded them for 2007, more of a 70's vibe I think.
 

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The link isn't working but I was looking at some pics of the HW 1.

Aside from the bridge and finish, is there any other distinguishing mark of the HW 1? Is there another US model that uses the same bridge and looks similar?

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looks just like my 2004 HWY1 tele.
Its an American made Tele so its not that low budget at all.
I personaly didnt like the stock pickups but thats just me.

I think everone should have a Tele and a Strat and your half way there.
Skip the trad and look around for a used Tele and your life will be complete....
They realy are different guitars and you should enjoy both...just my humble opinion.
 

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I think everone should have a Tele and a Strat

I agree, so that means I need a strat :) (mind you my Tele is only a Squier, but a damn nice one, I'd like an american strat at some point)

amongst all my "junky" budget vintage guitars they are the two "normal" guitars I feel I need in my collection

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The Highway 1's have a satin finish on them. That and the pickups are the key difference between them and a MIA Standard. Some people love the finish, some hate it. I personally think it's great. It's quite thin, low gloss, and it will wear down quick. But most believe it also helps the tone of the guitar.

The ones from that period have medium jumbo frets as far as I know. The newer ones have jumbo. They have a 9.5" radius neck too. They are one of the few Teles with those specs (along with Baja and American Series).

Your MIA Standard Strat is worth more then the Tele. The Highway 1's are the bottom of the MIA pricing line. I see Highway 1 Tele's on some of the American sites I buy from for $450-500 used and on eBay for around $600 CAD.

If I was doing the trade, I'd personally want one with upgraded pickups and a good hardshell case before I considered the trade. I am not 100% sure if I would do a straight trade even at that. But you'd be getting a good guitar, so you'd have to decide.
 

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Thanks guys,

I passed on the trade. Eventually I want a Strat AND a Tele but that isn't a possibility right now. As my tastes change a Tele is something I really want to explore right now, but I can wait. I do still like my Strat . . .

TG
 
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