All user reviews for the Fender Highway One Telecaster [2006-2011]
Audiofanzine FR's review
Made in the USA.
Two Alnico III single-coil pickups
3-saddle vintage bridge
3-way toggle switch
Not too thick, very pleasant and easily playable neck ^^ Easy access to the upper frets. Quite light and very ergonomic (both sitting and standing =)
The sound is the main asset of this guitar! It's amazing! Real typical Telecaster sound. I had the opportunity to try out more expensive Telecasters like the American standard and I didn't notice a huge difference! This guitar perfectly matches my needs. It's very versatile. I get a super sound with my Marshall MG 50 DFX. The clean sound is wonderful, the bridge pickup sounds twangy and the neck pickup warm! I love its sound with distortion. With the adequate settings you can play anything you want =) I play a lot of Bon Jovi stuff and the sound is terrific!
I've been using it for several months. I love its typical Telecaster sound, which is on the same level as its bigger sisters! I previously tested other Fender, Gibson, Ibanez guitars. But I fell in love with this one =D. The value for money is unbeatable for a guitar made in the USA! I'm sure I would buy it again! I took my time choosing a guitar fitting my needs. I tried out many models and this one was my favorite for its quality and looks. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good Telecaster at an affordable price. It's a killer guitar =) I give it 9/10 because nothing is perfect =P
kenawannn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good surprise"
I find really pleasant handle better than my telecaster made in japan and
much more ergonomic than a Gibson LP.
Question finish, next to a Baja, it's ugly.
Personally, I find the nitro ugly painting. But this is also why I chose it because it was not wrapped in a shell of modern painting, I think it sounds better (sustain).
Question position is neck pickup or pickup or both tone and volume, period!
As a true what!
I think this guitar has its grain good at it ... I play on a classic 30.
I think it sounds better than a Mexican baja,
but it is subjective évidement.Comment explain?
She has a sharp sound. I've never played in a group with, but I'm sure it goes through everything.
Its weak point for me: the bridge pickup produces a little too sharp, but it certainly is what also makes the guitar sound when both pickups together and contrary to other reviews, I think this guitar can do everything (or almost), and I'm curious to stick a hambucker ass.
This is a guitar that will not forgive the wrong notes, but will also highlight your game in an exemplary manner. Baja sounds good, but has a more modern sound neutral, or I'd go anywhere.
I would like to make the comparison between the highway and a AM Standard. In my opinion, the standard must have one side more "Twang" anyway ... to see.
Frankly, I passed directly to the point of neglecting my stratocaster better bill.
This is a nice guitar that is worth more than 400 euros I gave.
Now this does not mean wagon, I may have fallen on a good guitar?? Go figure.
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Jeffouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Mine is 3 Ton sunburst, satin-finish as the others. She is beautiful and well finished outright! It is lighter than any Baja Tele Ash.
The neck is very pleasant, quite fine in its way. Profile in C. The frets are Jumbo, it feels and it's not bad at all! Very good accuracy in the game without a highway. She is not heavy as I said, and ergonomics bin is that of a TV what: it has been proven!
Ouaaah! Good clean sound, great, but if the level is less important than a Les Paul (normal is simple), the sound is of course more "clear" and shining with the "twang" legendary model. The neck pickup is a treat if you like his TV. I compared it with a Baja and the latter is a bit higher side neck pickup (more dynamic). The possibilities are also higher on the Baja because of the 5-way switching and Push Pull. But I also like the simplicity! Side bridge pickup, we find all the desired qualities and the difference with a Baja is less obvious. It is in all cases very good. In crunch is that happiness and saturated fat: a vamp! It is very precise and very sharp, and that not even snore a lot! A treat, I even prefer the bridge pickup in saturated fat than my Les Paul ... it must be the novelty that makes me more like ...
I found on sale at 450 € new! Absolutely nothing to say at that price, certainly a tad below a Baja Baja micro level but was more than a tad more expensive (650 €).
It sure is not a TV on the cheap away from it! I buy a 2nd for the same price but maybe honey blonde ...
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
yangounet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"
Everything has been said about microphones, etc. settings. Of course, we could have better microphones, better bridge, best mechanical, but if it starts to change everything all buy directly above the range. Guitar
lightweight and super nice easy run through the satin varnish which gives a very soft and slippery side (reminds me of my girlfriend's skin, which is quite jealous actually).
His well-typed Fender, without excessive screaming, ideal for blues rock but we also earns clean sounds interesting for softer music (funk / soul or jazz)
Yes; With a good amp it sounds as on the discs. What more?
I play with a little kustom tube and a large fender frontman, and to my repertoire (Stones, BB King etc.) is just perfect.
I use it for a month and I would do the same choice without hesitation. This is not the ultimate guitar, but for the budget I had I could have hoped for better or so used, the risks that entails. I am fully satisfied. I have the sound I want and I have not finished exploring the resources of this skyscraper.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Gratt'oche's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
22 frets, 2 pickups single, 3-position selector, volume, tone ... A telecaster, what ...
Bridge 3 bridges, the same as the broadcaster (eldest of the "Tely")
Channel and maple fingerboard.
A telecaster is the basic myth, a reference ...
So we find a telecaster handle (not ???), half a round, fairly narrow, School Fender, what ...
The last boxes are available (large notch) but I'm not often in this region of the handle.
Ergonomic level, again, is a Tely, the same as the first dug-Leo, the form for me, I chose! There is no notch to put the fat in the belly, but I do not drink too much beer, so it goes. Weight level, no problems, but it feels it is doing ...
To get a good sound, just plug in!
Style country / reggae / pop / rock, that's how I would describe myself in four words. This guitar is made for: they're not alone!
Level amp, I plugged into a Fender (not on s'refait) 600 champion, the room and the bistro down the street, the VS100 in repeats and / or the JCM in concert. In any case, it sounds!
What kinds of sounds j'obtient? ben party, a good "twang-tone" as it says ... Yes, the typical sound telecaster, total happiness!
Level tones, from light to very hot, but nicely saturated fat lamps, on all floors, dug this gives me satisfaction ...
Global opinion, here we go ...
Those who have read this far will understand that I am a "telecaster confident", no need to go all the topo ...
I want to emphasize the selection Highway / no highway / standard / deluxe / custom / marvelous, etc ...
I tried full of telecaster. Especially when I wanted to buy mine.
I am not a top guitarist, a squier would be enough ... Come on, let's be generous, the Mexican sound great. I wanted the "made in United States" on it, so bah, what a piece of legend!
1000 Euros all round, can be a bit less if you're doing well (I have not discussed the price I wanted, I took.) It's expensive, some say. That's true. I say it's just the price of my American dream to me, the telecaster has hardly changed since its release, that said, this is normal, there is no need ...
La baja I liked, but "made in Mexico", then no, the standard (US) sounds great, but the same as the highway, so why pay more again? For the rest, custom, deluxe, etc ... It's always the same, a telecaster, more, always more expensive, but still a Tely ...
OK, there is a much nicer finish, pickups can be a little better, but it's still the same skyscraper, if you are very rich, you want to do well like it 'you're a pro and want to the best, go for the series there, why not, if you just want a telecaster, the highway is for you and finally (yes, I promise ...) if you do not care "made in United States", the tv mexico will no doubt, your happiness ...
Basically: price / quality ratio that looks rather beside price, although quality is legendary!
Repeat this choice, yes! I am very satisfied, it is the instrument I wanted. Without complex.
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kasimir.phunk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I have an American Deluxe Start, Well it made the difference, the handle of my tl is a bit pais, but it remains enjoyable trs. Matter of taste. However much it would actually rev the agreement. It said the bridge is frankly uncomfortable.
I bought this because I wanted to scratch a US and I like the look but I'm not a fan of his tl. So I put hands dirty ...
Apart from the white plate (ugly) replaced by a mirror, I put two single humbucker format. And I changed the bridge!
Kent Armstrong pickup Tehri-1
Di Marzio Chopper neck pickup. I'll spare you the dtails, but I removed the wood!
Recess then it is not the same guitar, even if the microphones are splitable knobs with push / push (I also changed) But I have what I wanted. I plugged into my Laney VC30 and / or my zoom G9
So I put ben 10!
I see the edit note spare mic for a texas special in the bridge and a red lace sensor in neck
I c'tait for 3 months and really what I wanted to do as a basis for the guitar rve. I tried stuff before, Asians, and the European Rican. But voilbr />
Without a doubt I would do all this choice it is not a guitar trs CHRE In addition it has a killer look in his book matte black ....
edit it wears out quickly ... the varnish is fragile, but it gives it a vintage look. but given the changes that I made it could be better
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spacepat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Version with maple fingerboard.
For other features, see the previous opinions.
What caught my attention was the finish. For the US IS A BIT OF M. ....
Let me explain, it's not me satin blocks (I rather liked), it is the fault of the varnish: the back, an area of 6x1 cm or varnish is rough and almost not at all Satin (style of the guy who takes the part with a dry cloth before what is, farewell the damage. On the top of the box, a brand that after expansion (2mm. around, I know I am Peignet, but we must be critical here , right?) is one that would have left a hair trapped in the paint before drying, the controller saw the end of the race, withdrew and then tried to polish the body (for reflection, we can see a more polished area the rest), BUT NOT THE HOLE CA Recap! (Although it is microscopic to 50 cm can be seen more). I could have tested the warranty, but since I bought it mail-in action (18 % cheaper), thinking of the risk during transport by post, I thought it was a lesser evil as the rest was fine. For these details I put to them than the average is all they deserve NA!
I like the handle, it is quite easy. I am more used to playing on Les Paul, but this one, the shape and satin ASPEC convinced me, for my part I like.
Access to acute, it's like a Les Paul, no less.
For me, it is rather light (yes, I'm rather Les Paul and there is really heavy) and I like less. on the other hand after 1-2 hours of intensive use standing Fender thank you for once I had the shoulder almost intact.
For style, I'm pretty Rock-Blues, with some incursions in the right hard in the early 70's. I played on a Marshall Valvestate 8080. Blues-rock side if it is the top, Hard by side against it a little too "light" for my taste, this lack of "fat" (which is exactly what I like a Led Zep / Kiss / AC-DC to Deep Purple in Blackmore with his Start), but for that I spell my Les Paul. At this point, I felt weak single coils. But not only, also at the level of noise. But it's not new, since the mere existence is their main weakness. For sound, I'm more a fan of K. Richards, but I did not used to single coil microphone, I was surprised one or two adjustments on my amp and shoo, I had the "Bigger Bang "Jagger and his mates at home. Me that I won and it was enough for me.
I bought this scratch for the legend and because it was U.S., at an affordable price. After having played for my part, in its mechanical and, I think it offers great value for money. on the other hand, side finishing, I'm a little disappointed with Fender. If I compare with my Les Paul (1 standard gibson, epiphone custom 2), play in two entirely different course. For the US, I would even say that they tend to sleep on their cloud, because I think Asians are beginning to offer almost better, more attractive prices (I know, labor, and badada and badadi, does that ...) If it again, I think so, but with a slight hesitation a Japanese reissue 52, possibly a classic mex 50's, though. If I do not put more than 7, it is only because of the finishing Rican. Otherwise I would rather typed 9.
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Hotfirecaster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
There is talk of a Telecaster, so I find access to acute very good, the ergonomics are flawless for those who love the Telecaster which is my case. In terms of sound with a FENDER BLUES JR I easily got the sound of Albert Collins, or you can also type in the Jazzy sounds, and of course Rock; As against this guitar is not suitable for too much made of metal styles needless to say ... Otherwise it holds the tuning very seriously which is a joy in spite of fierce bends.
I love the sound and the 3-position selector can really be extremely complementary sounds more biting than warm. I play on a Peavey Delta Blues amp and I played with this guitar on a Fender Blues Jr and it gives me two satisafaction.
I love this guitar and I remake the purchase. The value for money is very interresting ...
Without hesitation I recommend this Telecaster!
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vodevil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
22 boxes, and tt and tt is what a TV!
Note that the finish is actually less "red" on the photo and the handle is closer to the "white" than "yellow"
the finish is clean nothing wrong ...
10 for the varnish is fabuleuxx
The handle is great (although not known to handle "bad")
access to acute is pretty good, except the last 2 can be but ...
nikel ergonomics, light enough
It's not complicated it is suitable for all styles except maybe the trash, clean the sound is great soft neck pickup, dynamic microphones and LE medieum slamming into the TV bridge ..
I really like the pickups medieum (especially for its clear) and the micro bridge is falling! I used less than a micro round except for small qques mocreaux jazz and Santana to the limit ..
EDIT: After a long and meticulous use I will be able to provide a more studied view.
the neck pickup is exellent! I use it in on my Marshall JCM2000 lead and found to closely qqchose solos Guns N 'Roses (his approaching that of an LP)
through the microphone is still exellent especially clean, it keeps the precision of momentum and heat at a time.
in bridge pickup is perfect for rock gfénéral, the slight distortion almost crunh to metal (with my RAT2 I can have a sound similar to that of rammstein with simple ..! immagine the dynamics of the bridge pickup !)
mind is the telecaster, unmistakable and perfect for the sound of reprodure largest tt but keeping a strong personality!
It's simple if you want a telecaster without too much you ruin the quality and having the usa you must have! obviously I would do this choice!
Note that I have the new version 2006 (not that of the photo)
differences with the old head is a "70's" different microphones, dynamic and warmer and stuff I think ...
omartinvxc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
But apart from that, the sound is and the handle is that of an American.
I tried the same day with a baja, a classic Southwestern, American and a 60 th birthday.
It's an American, and is in the same vein of his big sister (+ or - under 700 and varnish to match.) Bridges are not the same as well.
The Mexican classic is not bad, the pickups and the neck pêchus least different.
The baja is very good too, heavier, the only painted with the handle of the handle but different America.
In short, this highway is in fact an American with a vintage look next I would paint for sympa.Mais for sound and the handle, it is the land of Uncle Sam
Channel America very nice!
(I tried the same day the baja, Mexican, and side by side you can feel the difference.
But there is also a matter of preference.
I talked about above, they are more American micros that pêchus mex.
Very good sound, very good round, the look is a little less. matter of taste ...
As for the ears and fun, no complaints!