Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar, with Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Bring out some attitude in your playing with the Fender Player Lead III! Originally released in 1982, this axe is a unique offering from Fender.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
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
Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Back, Gloss Urethane Front
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro, 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White 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
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Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0144313577

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted February 27, 2020 by Paul R in Ringtown, PA
"Lead 3"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have several Custom Shop guitars from fender, Gibson and epiphone. I got this lead3 and am blown away!! What a GREAT guitar! It’s now my favorite. You can toggle any tone you want from it! It’s way beyond my expectations. It’s supposed to be an entry level guitar, but it would be at home on any stage.
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