In 1982, the Fender Lead III was produced for but one year. This cult hero of a guitar has since become the prize-find on the second hand market and as such, Fender blow off 38 years worth of dust to offer us the Player Series reissue. Like its decade of birth, the Lead III will guarantee nothing but pure style, power and versatility while the compact and snug-feeling body, 25.5-inch scale length and traditional 9.5-inch fretboard radius make this uber-cool guitar a pleasure to play.
The no-nonsense approach of the two Fender Player Series Alnico 2 humbuckers, next to the fixed bridge with six block-saddles has all the feel of a DIY punk guitar. Combine this with the alder body and you’re getting a forceful, shimmering sound, then mess with the 3-way coil-split switch to split the bridge, the neck pickups or both for more clean and detailed tone. Finishing the details of this ’80s mythical beast is a set of classic F-logo machine heads.
Finish: high-gloss polyester
Top Material: Maple
Finish: satin-gloss polyurethane
Neck profile: modern C
Scale length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
Fretboard radius: 9.5 in (241 mm)
Number of frets: 22
Fret type: medium jumbo
String nut material: synthetic bone
String nut width: 42 mm (1.65″)
Bridge: hardtail with six block-saddles, string-through-body
Machine heads: F-logo
Bridge pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 2 passive humbucker
Neck pickup: Fender Player Series Alnico 2 passive humbucker
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