Before it was discontinued, the Highway One Strat series was the most affordable American-made Strat electric guitar Fender made. So they're understandably desirable on the second hand market.
That's also due to the fact Highway One models also have a nitro finish – so they age wonderfully.
But even apart from that, Cory Wong's 2002 model has proved itself to be a trusted tone machine in his solo work and output with Vulfpeck and the Fearless Flyers.
In the video above he explains why his used $300 model has proved to be such a bargain, and why he upgraded the pickups.
For more on Cory Wong, head over to corywongmusic.com