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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by vanguard, Jan 14, 2009.
Here's a link to the one I have for sale.
Well, Rick in Wisconsin is a new Hwy One Texas owner!
"hot vintage" pickups
My name is Henry and I am a telecaster tone tragic ("Hi Henry!"). I thought I might be in good company here. Over the years I have grown to love the tone of the "hot vintage" pickups in my Hwy One Texas and wish to install same in a "regular" Hwy One I also have. Please tell me if this item is still made by Fender, and if so what they call it? I understand from reading this thread that it is not the custom shop texas tele pickups.
Hi Henry! I purchased a Hot Vintage bridge pickup from Angela Instruments LLC last December:
"Fender Tele Pickup, Hwy 1 Texas Tele Bridge Pickup 0063082000, qty 1 $54.99"
Fear not. It's the real deal, and I should know... I've owned 3 HW1TTs over the years.
Hope this helps!
Thank you Bill, that sounds like the one. Unfortunately Angela Instruments appear currently out of stock on the bridge pu, although they have the neck pu. I'm not having any luck finding alternative sources by googling the part number.
If anyone has a pair lying around in their garage please let me know. Happily swap it for what is in there now - DiMarzio Twang Kings. Well regarded pickups, if it is your cup of tea - but I have become obsessed with installing the "hot vintage" in there. You know how it is...
I'm checking out an '04 Highway 1 Texas Tele in honey blond. What's a fair price for this?
When new they were only $100 less than an American Standard.
Prices are rising ,they are unique in Fenders line up.
I would consider anything under $750 a great price. $850 fair. Perfect condition could even be worth more.
Wow, they really have established a collector's niche. Thanks for your help.
I just picked up my second two-tone HW1TT I must confess, the seller didn't know the difference between a Texas and a regular Hwy1, his asking price was on the high side of regular Hwy1's ($600) So after emailing the serial number to FMIC and getting confirmation that it was, in fact, a Texas Tele, I made the one hour each way drive to Brooklyn (I'm in Huntington, for those keeping score) and snatched that baby up. I will try to post pictures as soon as I upload them.
Ultimately, I would like to trade one of them for a Honey blonde but I know that's a really long shot.
Awesome score - I feel lucky to have found someone who chose to part with their two-tone some while back.
I think it's a stunning looking finish.
I am just in the process of 'horse-trading' my way into an amazingly near-mint second honey blonde in all stock condition. Pretty much dumb luck/amazing timing that it's available to me.
They're just too nice and unique, and workable for me, to pass up, that's for sure.
There's significant 'magic' in the first one I got, a honey blonde with some wear'n'tear (doesn't take much on those finishes mind you).
Second one (two-tone) took some fidgeting to bring out the magic in it; seem to have arrived there.
Now in the process of collecting 'me-izing' parts for this 3rd possible acquisition.
The one I got, he bought from an estate, it's brand new, never been played, tags and all. It's an '09
This is the one (his pictures)
Needs a set up, action is high but it stays in tune
Wow, that's a heck of a find. The honey blonde I'm talking about is barely used, but unfortunately came from a smoker's home (still airing it out), the awful gig bag it was in (a ratty Gibson one, now replaced with a new Fender one) put a bit of dark stain into the finish at the back butt end.
I've rough set it up and it's a heck of a nice player - great neck.
You're looking to swap for a honey blonde? I wish we were neighbours =]
What's your ZIP code? I'll get a couple of quotes. Who knows?
My being in Canada might be a deterrent =]
I'll PM you.
Not sure if anything has come of this...
I took official possession of the honey blonde TT as of yesterday (Tuesday)... which means I'm on a countdown to starting to do mods to this otherwise factory stock instrument.
That'll include reaming the low-E tuner hole for a Keith banjo D-tuner - which arrived in the mail today.
Bardens on order...
Bakelite pickguard already waiting (hung on the wall in its package literally for months, awaiting something like this) - yup, I really like the blackguard look.
I guess this stands in as my 'NGD' post regarding this, my Texas Tele #3.
(edit; thought for some reason it was Monday - but it was just the day prior to this post / Tuesday)
Does anyone know if there's any difference between the regular Hwy 1 HONEYBLONDE body and the Texas Hwy1 Honyblonde body? I know the Texas should be Ash, how about the regular one? isn't it ash as well? how can I find out? I have a honeyblonde body I bought a few years ago and I have two two-tone Texas Hwy1's I was wondering if I can just replace one of them with it.
If anyone has a Texas highway 1 telecaster to sell me email me at email@example.com please send pics I'm looking to buy ASAP
here's my Rosa. got her second-hand from a local guy who got it from the original owner who happened to be a sessionist musician for a local tv station but had already migrated to Canada. some rust on the saddle springs and the bridge plate but i think they're cool.
first thing i did was put on ernie ball straplocks on her then i plan on getting her refretted with jescar jumbo stainless steels. everything else, i'm keeping stock!
I had a regular Highway 1 for a couple of years and then sold it. I always reached for my Am Std tele as i couldn't make friends with the huge frets on the Highway 1.
That's a beauty.
I'm especially fond of my 2-tone Texas - I have 2 blondes as well.
And that refret - awesome.
I refret two of mine; one with Dunlop 6100, one with Dunlop 6000.
I'm a big fan of giant frets as well.
Congrats on that find.