Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard

Loaded with alnico 2 humbuckers, the Fender Player Lead III packs an agressive punch. The hardtail bridge design gives this guitar sustain for days.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Fender Player alnico 2 humbucker Fat sound with a clear, modern edge
Strings-thru-body hardtail bridge Strings seated in body; more resonance and control
In response to low-priced import competition, Fender created the Lead Series in 1979, featuring a new solid-body design, hard-tail bridges and cool new wiring options. Appealing to a wide variety of players, the sleek new Lead models kicked off a fresh creative era in Fender's history.

See the Fender Lead II and III in action from Fender:

The Player Lead III, a tribute to the original 1982-only model, features a set of hot alnico V Player humbucking pickups, dual-toggle switches for pickup selection and coil-splits and a modern "C" neck shape with medium jumbo frets.
The Player Lead Series offers style, power and versatility in a comfortable, easy-to-play package.
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Series: Player
Model Name: Lead III
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Colors: Maple Fingerboard, Sienna Sunburst
Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Back, Gloss Urethane Front
Fingerboard: Maple
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Vintage "F" Logo
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail with Block Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickups: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Bridge, Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
- Position 1: Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups
- Position 3: Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Additional 3-Position Toggle:
- Position 1: Splits Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Off
- Position 3: Splits Neck Pickup
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: None
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Sienna Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0144312547
Blemished, Sienna Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0144312547
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
(3 ratings)
Submitted July 9, 2020 by Kendyl W in Sandwich, IL
"My first MIM Fender, and I'm impressed!"
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Guitar arrived 22 hours after I ordered it, and was in flawless condition. I have put it through the paces for two months now, and I can say that it has exceeded my expectations. It is a lot of fun to play, and more and more I find myself leaving my Ultra under the bed, and playing this instead. I'm thrilled with this guitar, and consider it $600 well spent.
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