#1
ok well my friend has a standard mexican strat. and i got mine over christmas. the headstock also says made in mexico but it was previously used, keep that in mind. so yesterday i took it over to his house and as soon as he played it he said it was a highway one because the tone was better than his and because on the back behind the case u take off to change your strings, there are five springs instead of three which he thinks makes it a hghway one. but it says made in mexico on the headstock! it was used and the headstock could have been changed but im not sure. if it was changed...how can u tell? and have there ever been any mexican made highway on models?

Thanks!!
#2
He's just wrong. Highway One's are American, and say "Made in USA" on their headstocks.
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#3
you can get new pickups and new bridge springs
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#4
This topic is full of fallacy

You have a Fender Mexican Stratocaster.
If yours sounds better than his, his is a knock off.
If he has a legit Fender Mexican Stratocaster he's deaf. There should be only the most miniscule disctictions.
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#5
yeah and 3 or 5 springs doesnt have anything to do with where it's made.

it's easy to add or take them off depending on how you like ur bridge.

edit: HW1s have different finishes too by the way.
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#6
5 springs does not equal a Highway One. That's my two cents
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#7
well you don't just change the headstock, you change the whole neck. And I highly doubt anyone would change a highway 1 neck for a MIM neck. Methinks your friend's dumb. It could be that your MIM strat is a lot older, and they started making them differently, but it isn't a highway 1, trust me.
#8
nah you dont have a highway

keep in mind that noone can be consistant in making a guitar, even when everthings all mass produced and worked down to a science

also keep in mind that fender makes many different MIM strat models w/ diff price ranges

Ive played MIM strats that compete with american made ones costing twice as much and ive played MIM strats that were worse than some squiers
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#9
yea mine is older. myabe it just does have a better tone because its older.
#10
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yea mine is older. myabe it just does have a better tone because its older.

amps usually play a bigger role in tone than guitars. were you using the same amp to compare them?
#11
yup exact same one. its kewl though cuz hes really good but my guitar kicks his guitar ass