Seen here in a sparkling Metallic Purple finish, the Fender Player Lead III is a fantastic tribute to the rare, original 1982 model.
Rare Fender Guitar
Only made in 1982, the original Fender Lead III is a rare guitar.
Because of its unique electronics and creative new design, collectors have been known to pay high prices for these guitars on the secondary market.
Now, the Fender Player Lead III revives this rare electric guitar, delivering great performance at an affordable price.
Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar Metallic Purple Key Features:
- Return of Rare Fender Guitar
- Distinctive Lead Double Cutaway Body Shape
- Modern "C" Shape Neck with Satin Finish
- 9.5" Radius Pau Ferro Fretboard
- 2 x Player Series Alnico 2 Humbuckers
- 3-Way Pickup Switching
- Versatile Coil-Splitting Options
Distinctive Body Shape
Not only does the Fender Player Lead III's body shape look great, it's practical too.
Its curvaceous waist lends ergonomic comfort while the double cutaway design makes it easy to reach the higher frets.
A maple neck is attached to the body, sporting a silky smooth satin finish and comfortable modern "C" profile.
A pau ferro fretboard sits atop the neck, with a comfortable 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets for all around playability.
Versatile Coil-Splitting Options
Where the Fender Player Lead III really stands out is its versatile electronics.
Equipped with dual humbuckers featuring Alnico II magnets, the Fender Player Lead III boasts a punchy yet decidedly vintage tone.
Master Volume and Master Tone controls are on hand to help shape your sound but more significant alterations are possible thanks to the two toggle switches.
With the first toggle switch you can choose between using either pickup individually or both at once.
The second switch allows you to coil split the pickups, doubling your sonic palette.
The first and third positions split the bridge and neck pickups respectively, giving you that thinner, brighter single-coil tone.
In the middle position, both pickups will remain in humbucker mode.
Simple But Effective Hardware
A 6-saddle string-through-body hardtail bridge can be found on the body of the Fender Player Lead III.
No tremolo, the bridge acts as a solid anchor, working with the natural resonance of the Lead III's alder body.
This resonance and string-through-body design help to increase the sustain too which is great for really singing leads.
Vintage style tuners featuring the classic "F" logo can be found on the headstock.
These tuners add to the old-school aesthetic of the Fender Player Lead III while providing precise and secure tuning.
Stand Out From The Crowd
Only available for a short amount of time back in the early 80s, this is one of Fender's rarer guitars.
With its distinctive look and unique electronics, the Fender Player Lead III really stands out from the crowd.
Buy the Fender Player Lead III from PMT Online now for a highly versatile guitar with unique looks and tone.
Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar Metallic Purple Specs:
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Colour: Metallic Purple
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Profile: 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)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Vintage "F" Logo
- Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail with Block Saddles
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/ White / Black
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Nickel / Chrome
- Pickups: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Bridge and Neck)
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 2 x 3-Position Toggle
- Front 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Rear 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Splits Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Off, Position 3. Splits Neck Pickup
- Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
|Shipping Weight (kg)||5.000000|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Fingerboard||pau ferro fingerboard|
|Guitar Style||double cutaway|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
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