We have another HW1 Strat for sale - and that one has a 3-tone sunburst nitro finish and a maple fretboard neck! Have a look!


ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Fender USA Highway One Stratocaster in gorgeous Sapphire Blue Transparent nitrocellulose finish for sale at Guitar Garage London! Beautifully worn nitro body and minimal neck and no fret wear! Same colour and model as the main touring and recording guitar of the funky genius Cory Wong of Vulfpeck fame!

This guitar is part of the first generation of the Highway One series, which are now very sought after by collectors and players all around the world thanks to their gorgeous range of transparent colours, authentic nitro finish with satin feel, stunning acoustic resonance, comfy C-necks with the small pre-CBS headstock and vintage-correct wide string spacing at the bridge.

Alder body in stunning transparent Sapphire Blue has a true vintage feel.

 “Thin skin” allows the body to resonate better, it is very loud acoustically, with plenty of deep, refined low end and classic Stratocaster high-end shimmer. Beautifully sculpted deep body contouring makes this feel very comfy and gorgeous alder wood grain poking through the finish will definitely turn some heads. The body has surface wear and will keep ageing gracefully, just like a vintage Strat should.

 The body has original untouched SSH body routing as well as factory shielding paint and ground lug in the cavities to prevent any interference. 3-ply scratchplate has aged into this gorgeous cream colour.

C-shape maple neck has a very comfortable feel with its 9.5-inch fretboard radius and rolled edges. The neck is in very good condition with minimal wear and has a nice satin finish, that will never get sticky. Neck heel stamped 7 Nov 2005. Medium jumbo frets have no wear and allow for easier bending and barre chord playing. Original tuners work well and together with roller string trees keep tuning stable. Truss-rod works smoothly, neck is straight as an arrow.

Original hotter wound single coils have Alnico V magnets and provide a broad variety of tones, from vintage rock-n-roll to modern heavy rock. Versatile, touch-sensitive and authentic.

Wiring has vintage-spec full-size CTS USA 250K pots and GreaseBucket Tone System with 4 ceramic disc capacitors (reducing mud when rolling the treble down), as well as a high-quality Oak Grisby 5-way switch and Switchcraft output jack. Tone pots are very useful in this setup, providing a new palette of sounds.


We cannot guarantee you will sound like Cory Wong with this Strat (it is all in the fingers) but it is certainly a very cool USA-made show stopper.

This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, fretboard lemon oil treatment, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with D'addario 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.

This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping is provided as well.

Fender Stratocaster - Highway One - USA - Sapphire Blue Transparent Nitro (2006)

  • SPECS:

    MODEL: Fender USA American Highway One Stratocaster (mk1)


    YEAR: 2005


    COLOUR: Sapphire Blue Transparent, nitro satin lacquer


    PICKGUARD: 3-ply aged cream white


    NECK: C-shape maple neck, satin finish


    FRETBOARD: rosewood, 9.5-inch radius


    FRETS: 22 medium jumbo frets with no wear


    TUNERS: Fender modern sealed tuners, chrome finish


    BODY: alder body, original SSH body routing


    TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,6 kg


    TREMOLO: 6-point vintage-style tremolo, bent steel saddles, full-size tremolo block, 3 springs


    WEAR: plenty of surface wear and dings on the body and scratchplate, nitro lacquer patina, minimal neck wear


    PICKUPS: original Fender USA Alnico V single-coils


    WIRING: original USA-spec wiring with CTS USA A250K vintage-style "dimple" pots, Oak Grisby 5-way switch, "Greasebucket" tone circuit with 3 ceramic disc capacitors, Switchcraft output jack


    Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference and we cannot give any guarantees. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.

    We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play.