Highway 1 Stratocaster review by Fender

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (196 votes)
Fender: Highway 1 Stratocaster

Sound — 9
the sound is incredible i really love the middle posistion its really twangy and warm, these pickups are really good with distortion. has that true Fender tone.i might swap the neck pickup to a texas special to give it a bit more blues and get that srv tone.

Overall Impression — 10
best guitar every, i chose this over two different american standards and a roadworn Strat its really awesome,its a real american Strat that is comfortable looks good and sounds like a beast.recommend this guitar to anyone. but just look around for a good one, and get the maple fretboard its alot betther than the Rosewood.

Reliability & Durability — 9
its a pretty solid guitar so should stand up well to the blood sweet and tears. the hardware is all good i might take the bridge out and swap it out for a HardTail becuase its really annoying and i don't use the whammybar any way. with the nitro satin finish it is really going to age nicely

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
i was lucky as mine came with an amazing setup nice low action and no fret buzz, the colour is flat black and i have to say its flawless it just looks incredible. the pickup selector had a bit of trouble going into the bridge posistion it was a minor fault but just needed to move it a few times not a major problem works perfect now.

Features — 9
large 70s headstock, three alnico 3 pickups, flat black nitro finish, whammy bar, deluxe gigbag, polish cloth, hangtags and some stickers, also has a life time warrenty on it. i have the maple neck and fretboard really smooth and fast to play on. it came with Fender 10 gauge strings on it but am going to change thm tomorrow for some 11 gauge's.

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