If you're looking for the best value in Fender's traditional American craftsmanship and
distinctive rock sound, the
Highway One Series Stratocaster is the best place to start. Although they are the
lowest priced Strats made in Fender's US factory, Highway One gives you everything that made the
Stratocaster the standard for generations. You sacrifice very little for the savings, other than
the hardshell case that comes with other American Stratocasters. Instead, you get an excellent
deluxe gig bag.
The Highway One models are hot-rodded versions of a '70s-style Strat with jumbo frets, a rounder tone and higher gain, as well as a thin-coated nitrocellulose body which allows the tone of the wood to come out. Two configurations are available:
The Highway One Stratocaster (also available left-handed) which features the standard Stratocaster pickup configuration of three single-coil pickups and the Highway One Stratocaster HSS - which features one humbucker and two single coil pickup.
Although the Highway One Series does not have the S1 switching circuit of more expensive models, the hot rodded electronics of the Highway One makes it a great sounding instrument with noticeable improvements over some of the 70's models you hear in some of the great rock recordings of the past.
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