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Fender Highway One Series Texas Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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Designed in Scottsdale, Arizona, and made in Corona, California, the Fender Highway One Texas Telecaster Electric Guitar is a genuine American Tele w...Click To Read More About This Product

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Genuine ash body and American manufacturing at a killer price.

Designed in Scottsdale, Arizona, and made in Corona, California, the Fender Highway One Texas Telecaster Electric Guitar is a genuine American Tele with a one-piece '52 maple neck with 12" radius, U.S. vintage hardware, jumbo frets, and vintage string-thru-body 3-saddle bridge with brass barrels. It's a journeyman's dream at a down-to-earth price.

FEATURES
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Ash body
  • One-piece '52 maple neck
  • Hot vintage pickups
  • Jumbo frets
  • U.S. vintage hardware
  • Jumbo frets
  • Vintage string-through-body 3-saddle bridge with brass barrels
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4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

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Great Tones for Low Bones!

I love this guitar! I had bought a HighWay One Strat from Musicians' Friend last year and just loved it. I then was looking to get a Highway One Tele to round out...Read complete review

I love this guitar! I had bought a HighWay One Strat from Musicians' Friend last year and just loved it. I then was looking to get a Highway One Tele to round out my Fender gear when I spotted this slightly tweaked version ;"High way One TEXAS TELECASTER". There's a lot of guitar snobs out there that will tell you the Highway One series guitars aren't all that great . They will cite lack of "spank", "twang" , "sparkle" etc but this guitar has right on tone you can love! Let the snobs pay for the extra big bucks for that esoteric guitar "bouquet" and the rest of us grab one of these quality high bang for the buck axes and ROCK! I play this beauty thru a FENDER HotRod Deville 4 x 10 and man does she scorch the asphalt! There is a slight loss of that screeching Tele bite ( which I admit I DO like, sometimes) but there are ways of coaxing it out if needed thru your amp or EQ. Anyway there's no doubt that you are playing a real Fender Tele! The finish is a nice satin two tone sunburst as compared to the three toned sunburst on the regular HighWay One Tele. Some have griped about this low cost feature which I reply: " buff it all glossy &shiney yourself" One draw back to me ( which I gave a 4.5 to quality over)is the authentic era single ply white pickguard which ,on my guitar, started to warp up and raise from the guitars' body leaving unsightly gaps. I guess I will buy at least a vintage mint green two ply Fender replacement soon. Other than that it's all good whether you get the regular or Texas Highway One Telecaster you cannot lose!

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Outstanding!

I bought this Highway 1 Texas Telecaster about six weeks ago and I don't know if I just got lucky but this is one of the best sounding guitars I own. I'm one of...Read complete review

I bought this Highway 1 Texas Telecaster about six weeks ago and I don't know if I just got lucky but this is one of the best sounding guitars I own. I'm one of those that swap out pick-ups and pots but there won't be any changes to this one! I almost didn't take the plactic off the pickguard not wanting to change the way it sounded, LOL. Add to cart now!!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it's a honey

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

this here is a players tele. I did change the brass barrels on the bridge to canted barrels to get the intonation spot on. Ive toured and recorded from New York City to Nashville with it. they wont keep pretty becasue of the finish but its going to sound better without all that poly-gloss on it. the ash body makes a diffrence its worth the extra bread. mine now looks terrible, I love it. its one of the best damn guitars I've ever owned.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tones for Low Bones!

By The GIGman

from SOCAL

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I love this guitar! I had bought a HighWay One Strat from Musicians' Friend last year and just loved it. I then was looking to get a Highway One Tele to round out my Fender gear when I spotted this slightly tweaked version ;"High way One TEXAS TELECASTER". There's a lot of guitar snobs out there that will tell you the Highway One series guitars aren't all that great . They will cite lack of "spank", "twang" , "sparkle" etc but this guitar has right on tone you can love! Let the snobs pay for the extra big bucks for that esoteric guitar "bouquet" and the rest of us grab one of these quality high bang for the buck axes and ROCK! I play this beauty thru a FENDER HotRod Deville 4 x 10 and man does she scorch the asphalt! There is a slight loss of that screeching Tele bite ( which I admit I DO like, sometimes) but there are ways of coaxing it out if needed thru your amp or EQ. Anyway there's no doubt that you are playing a real Fender Tele! The finish is a nice satin two tone sunburst as compared to the three toned sunburst on the regular HighWay One Tele. Some have griped about this low cost feature which I reply: " buff it all glossy &shiney yourself" One draw back to me ( which I gave a 4.5 to quality over)is the authentic era single ply white pickguard which ,on my guitar, started to warp up and raise from the guitars' body leaving unsightly gaps. I guess I will buy at least a vintage mint green two ply Fender replacement soon. Other than that it's all good whether you get the regular or Texas Highway One Telecaster you cannot lose!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet vintage bite

By Mr Slide

from Newport News, VA

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I had to sell a co-owned 1968 Tele a few years ago, and since then I've been looking for a way to get one back, but as you know the cost for an American made axe can be very steep. Then the Highway one, with the looks, sound, feel and price comes along and the rest is recent history. It was delivered 3 weeks ago and I still can't put it down. The bite, the twang, the growl is all there. I have a very simple setup, Valve junior tube amp, and a Boss BD-2 Blues Driver. I kid you not, you'ld sware that you just left the Delta and arrived in Chicago with Muddy and the rest of the Blues giants! I would love to give all fives, but for the finish, although good but not great, it could have used an extra step or two, and the pickguard, which for some reason, Fender couldn't take five minutes to sand the sharp blunt edge. It sounds petty, but it's a step the consumer really shouldn't have to do. It has an awesome fast fat neck which for a person with large hands like myself is perfect. It also has that wonderful imperfect vintage sound that you get from the 3 brass bridge barrels, which spells....Blues sweetness.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is why I should've bought a tele a while ago

By Amnesiac87

from Oshkosh, WI

This guitar has totally reignited my passion for playing. I had been using a Washburn WI66v up until the day I bought this, which don't get me wrong is a solid guitar, but just didn't have the sound or feel I wanted. I plugged the highway one texas tele in as soon as I got home and it gave me goosebumps. It has the classic Fender punch through the neck pickup, and good twang through the bridge, with some bell-tones when using both. The twang could be twangier, but is more than enough for now. The neck is probably my favorite part. So smooth and fast, I can play things I used to struggle with on my Washburn with ease on the tele. The neck gives it that feeling like it just fits, like it was made for me. People have complained about the finish but I love it, I have the honey blonde and it's beautiful. I can't wait for nitro's thinness to start working for me and rubbing off to give it that broke in look. Out of all the guitars I've played this is my favorite. I play it through a Fender DeVille 4x10 tube with a TubeScreamer and it gives me wood every time. When I play it clean, the note clarity is wonderful, near perfection. I couldn't be happier with it.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Texas Tele

By GuitarGuy082803

from wichita, ks

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I bought this texas tele from my local guitar shop. They had about 9 or 10 tele's in all, from this highway 1 to the anniv. diamond series and up, and this guitar definitely stood out. I really love the finish on these. It's nice to have a matte finish instead of a thick glossy finish coat. Really gives it character. The pickups are great too. They aren't as thin as typical tele pickups. They have lots of bite and attack. What really suprised me was the bridge pickup. Ususally tele bridge pickups sound like a needle in your ear but this one has a surprisingly fat sound and puts out a very nice tone with distortion. I won't be taking it to college to play jazz by any means, but overall it's a very well-rounded guitar. I'm definately pleased with it and would recommend it

 
5.0

simple, great, reasonable

By DRC

from Pittsburgh PA

I'm attracted to clean, simple guitars, and the H1 fits the bill. Roll off the volume/tone (particularly through a tube amp) for a large variety of sounds. The guitar is surprisingly versatile. Stays in tune very well. And, of course, telecasters are beautiful, masterpiece of design (their form definitely follows their function)-- they epitomize American Rock and Roll.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Frisk

from Alberta Canada

Bought the original 2005 Honey Blonde Highway 1 Texas Telecaster in March 06. I love this Guitar. You could drop it down a fliht of stairs pick it up and it would still be in tune. The neck and action are perfect. The original 3 saddle bridge makes adjustment very easy. The pick ups are very lively, good punch, nice clean sound. Guitar looks great the original 52 hardware makes it an automatic topic of conversation. The finish is poor, and chips way too easily, but it is a tele, dents add to the mistique. This guitar is an excellent value, if you are looking to buy a Telecaster, this is the perfect model, low price, great sound, awesome look. I think you can tell that I love this Guitar.

 
4.0

Not Bad, but not great!!

By Voiceman

from Chico, CA

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I'm a perfectionist so this review many people would say I'm being picky..but the pickups are noisey...the noisiest I've ever heard...and my fret's buzzed even after having it professionally set up...paint looks cheap on it...no gloss coat..definetely low end american made...I

 
5.0

A fantastic guitar for any player

By Joe-FwHZF

from Hell

This guitar is fantastic! I own a Les Paul standard and Ibanez RG series guitar, which I put EMGs and an authentic floyd rose on, and this is still my favorite guitar to play. The neck has a perfect feel, and, like all fender guitars, the body feels very comfortable both on your lap, and standing up. The bolt-on neck slightly eliminates sustain, but the guitar makes up for the flaw in tone. I especially like the neck pickup, and the bridge pickup has a great twang to it. The guitar's finish rubs off easily, and the input on mine has broken several times, but both of these problems can be easily avoided with care.

 
5.0

Best Telecaster for the money

By barthur99

from Arizona

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Aside from the pickups, I would say that this is by far the best Telecaster you can get for the money. The pickups are overwound, thick sounding which some may like. I have two of these and after the pickup change made them perfect. Very nice vintage hardware and look. The neck is what really makes this model though...thick C with a nice flat radius. Really a great feeling neck. Plays great and sounds great.

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