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Description

In response to low-priced import competition, Fender created the Lead Series in 1979 featuring a new solidbody design, hardtail 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.

The Fender Player Lead III, a tribute to the original 1982-only model, features a set of hot Alnico 2 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.
Features
  • Alder body with a gloss polyester finish
  • Modern "C" maple neck, satin urethane finish on back and gloss-finished front, 22-fret pau ferro fingerboard
  • Player Series Alnico 2 humbucking pickups (neck and bridge), dual-toggle switches for pickup selection and coil-splits
  • 6-saddle string-thru-body hardtail with block saddles, "F" logo tuning machines
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Specifications
Body
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern "C"
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Neck finish: Satin urethane back, gloss front
Fingerboard
  • Material: Pau ferro
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: White dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.650", synthetic bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Player Series Alnico 2 humbucking pickups
  • Bridge: Player Series Alnico 2 humbucking pickups
  • Pickup switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Control layout: Master Volume, Master Tone, Additional 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Splits Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Off, Position 3. Splits Neck Pickup
Hardware
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string-thru-body hardtail with block saddles
  • Tuning machines: "F" logo
Other
  • Pickguard: 3-ply black
  • Control knobs: Knurled flat-top
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L nickel plated steel (.009-.042 gauges)

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