#1
What is the main difference between an American Standard Tele and a Highway One Tele?

I read about the finish being thinner and cheaper, but more durable.

Are there any other main differences between the two because I was considering buying a highway one Tele.

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#2
The highway 1s are great guitars.

The american standards are just a bit nicer.

The finish is thin nitro on the highway 1. I believe the american standards are poly.

The standards just feel like more time has been put in though. The highway ones seem a bit rushed.
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Highway Ones are made with American parts at the Mexican factory. The finish is thinner so it relics faster. They're great, if you buy one you'll not be disappointed.
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Highway Ones are made with American parts at the Mexican factory. The finish is thinner so it relics faster. They're great, if you buy one you'll not be disappointed.


They're MIA though, so I don't see how.
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I like the nitro finishes that the Highway 1's have.
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dont the highway 1's have the alternate pickup switch in the volume knob? I thought that was the difference
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Quote by glenlyerkey
dont the highway 1's have the alternate pickup switch in the volume knob? I thought that was the difference


The Deluxe has that, the Standard doesn't. I don't believe the Highway 1 has it either.

EDIT: Plus that's a Strat, I don't think Teles have that? Am I wrong?
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Quote by voteforpedro36
The Deluxe has that, the Standard doesn't. I don't believe the Highway 1 has it either.

EDIT: Plus that's a Strat, I don't think Teles have that? Am I wrong?


No, they don't. They do have a switching system of some sort, but I've only heard about it, never actually seen it myself.
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Quote by voteforpedro36
They're MIA though, so I don't see how.

No they are not. American parts, but made in mexico.

They are nice, good quality instruments. A step above the MIM deluxes, but a step below the MIA standard.

[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']No, they don't. They do have a switching system of some sort, but I've only heard about it, never actually seen it myself.

The special circuit is the "greasebucket Circuit" which is basically a treble bleed pot.


In other words, a Highway 1 is an MIM fender with better parts all around, hotter pickups, upgraded tone knobs, and a thinner satin finish. They are very nice, but I would not choose them over any "real" MIA fenders.
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the hw1's are made in the US. but with some parts being made in mexico. You get the same qc as the american standards, and a nicer finish, but not so great pickups, etc.
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