Did Highway 1's ever have....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Busker, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Busker

    Busker Guest

    Jan 22, 2007
    ...a neck similar to MIM? I mean where the truss rod adjust hole is, the MIM has the black plastic surrounding the hole. Did Highway 1's ever have that? I think they did, but not sure.

    I'm looking at a pawn shop P bass that might be a Highway 1 with a couple of changed parts.

    The bridge looks like a replacement and the neck plate is totally blank. I think it should have Corona on it. The serial number starts with a Z3.

    The bass is beat to **#* but is only $240.00. The paint is sky blue and it looks like the nitro finish, but it's beat up.
  2. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    according to the Fender site:

    ""Z"-prefix serial numbers denoting the new millennium appeared on U.S.-made instruments in 2000. Z0 denotes 2000; Z1 denotes 2001, etc. American Deluxe Series instruments use the same dating convention, but with the addition of a "D" in front of the "Z", i.e., DZ1, DZ2, etc. As always, there is typically some number prefix overlap and carryover from year to year."

    so the Z# would indicate US made 2003... sounds like something's up tho
  3. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Sounds like a 2003 Highway one to me.

    The neck plate would probalby be blank. Old style skunk stripe neck with truss rod adjustment at the headstock end.
    Daphne blue (a light, robbins egg blue) was one of the colors it came in.

    Sounds like the original versinon of the H1 to me.

    They also had the older style top loader only bridge.
  4. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    yep, my old Hwy. 1 has a blank neck plate and the truss rod adjustment is at the headstock and has a black section around the hole. Pretty sure mine has the Z3 serial number on the back of the headstock. Remember the old Hwy. 1's have the standard bridge and not the badass.
  5. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Sounds legit. $240 for an American Fender. I'd jump on that. In fact, if you buy it and don't like it, I'll give you $300 shipped.
  6. Busker

    Busker Guest

    Jan 22, 2007
    Thanks all. I guess it is a 2003 Highway 1 then. I've called the pawn shop owner (who I've known for a long time) and he is holding it for me until tomorrow. I'm going to get it. Don't really need it though, only buying it 'cause it's cheap. I already have a 2006 Am Series P bass and a Squier P bass. Don't need another P bass that badly.
  7. Rumblin' Man

    Rumblin' Man Inactive

    Apr 27, 2000
    Route 66
    My HWY1 P is like that. And it's Daphne Blue too.
  8. Busker

    Busker Guest

    Jan 22, 2007
    I'll try to post a pic or two tomorrow, after I clean 'er up a bit.
  9. Busker

    Busker Guest

    Jan 22, 2007
    Here she is. After cleaning it up and from this distance it looks almost pristine, but it isn't. Plays and sounds good though. The wifey insists I can't keep it.:crying: Oh well, don't really need it.


  10. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    I was serious about my offer to buy it.
  11. blmeier7

    blmeier7 Supporting Member

    May 7, 2006
    Amarillo, TX
    I have that identical HWY 1 and just sold it on ebay today for a little over $500. If you paid $240 that's a really nice deal. A great bass too.
  12. Busker

    Busker Guest

    Jan 22, 2007
    I saw your auction! But yours was pristine, mine is beat-up. I feel good about getting it for $240, but it's not worth as much as yours, no doubt.