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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

    Get that gritty Texas blues sound from the guitar that made it all possible. Order now!

     
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    4.8

    (based on 32 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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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    5.0

    Great Tones for Low Bones!

    By The GIGman

    from SOCAL

    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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    (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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet vintage bite

    By Mr Slide

    from Newport News, VA

    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.

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    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.

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    5.0

    Straight Forward Telecaster

    By TexasTeledude

    from Vermont

    I just got this guitar yesterday. I traded my Stratocaster American Deluxe HSS for it. It sounds like a cheap trade, but I couldn't be more happy. It plays so smooth, and has the most comfortable neck i've ever played. It is light, and holds well while standing up with it. I'm a metal guitarist, and also own an Ibanez S 470 DXQM but i find this guitar to be a bit easier to play. If your debating to get this guitar, or a standard American Telecaster,. This is all you need.THIS GUITAR IS SOoooo SICKKKK :-) :-) :-)

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    5.0

    I love this guitar

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Well, this guitar is fantastic. The only reason this guitar did not get a 5.0 all around is cuz its paint job. It does not have the best paint job every and shows scratches and marks real easy. this guitar plays like butter over melting pop corn if that makes any sense

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    5.0

    Awsome!

    By Stratomaster-Matt

    from Poplar Bluff, MO

    I was in the music store the other day, and I played a lot of expensive (and inexpensive) guitars. This one was the best I played. I put it up against 3 different PRS models, a Fender Joe Strummer Tele', a couple of strats, a les paul, and a Jackson "dinky". None of them had the tone, the playability, or the sweet vintage looks of this awesome guitar. I am going to buy this within a month or two, when I save up the 8 bones. Awesome guitar, and you owe it to yourself to try it out!

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    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.

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    5.0

    Best Telecaster for the money

    By barthur99

    from Arizona

    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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    5.0

    best guitar I played-EVER!

    By Dr. Roland Polintan

    from use to: Florence, OR/ now, Bulacan, Philippines

    I recently acquired this Fender Highway One Texas Telecaster, like they all say "Once you start playing you can't stop" These babies are THE BEST! Why own and pay for '52 Tele? I was always after a blond tele and coun't afford the high price demand for it, until one day last month (May '08) my Fender distributor called me of their new arrivals and offered me this Highway One Texas Tele in Honey Blond finish, good thing it fits in my Fender re-issue Tweed hardcase for my Strat. "out strat-in tele. Strat's for sale, Anyone?

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