both used, both stock...first is a highway one from 2009 $500

second is a mim deluxe roadhouse with texas specials from the same year for $320

any opinions on these guitars? and their prices
Well, the Roadhouse is a very nice Mexican Strat while the HW1 is the lowest end American Strat. For the price, I'd go for the Roadhouse Strat for sure.
I have the lonestar strat which is similar to the roadhouse just with a pearly gates humbucker at the bridge and it is amazing. Absolutely brilliant guitar for the price soo i'd say go for the road house!!

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Both are nice guitars. Considering the price, I would go for the MIM Roadhouse.
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