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Fender Player Lead III - Purple Metallic

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Metallic Purple
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If you've ever run across a Fender Lead at a swap meet or vintage guitar store, it's doubtless left an impression. These slimmed-down Strat alternatives from the late '70s and early '80s are still sought out today thanks to their hot-rodded tones, distinct visuals, and slinky playability — not to mention some high-profile users including post-rock royalty Roger Miller in his Mission of Burma days. The Player Series proudly reintroduces the Lead III back into the Fender fray with vintage-correct electronics and performance player upgrades (Modern "C" neck profile, 9.5" fingerboard radius) where it counts. The Lead III's more memorable features include a hardtail 6-saddle bridge, favored by rockers who prioritize tuning stability over arm vibrato, and the formidable dual-pickup electronics package. The Lead III's overwound alnico humbuckers are tailor-made for gain. Driven hard into your favorite tube amp, the Lead III gives you dynamite crunch and sustain. Engaging the coil-split toggle unearths classic single-coil Fender tones in positions 1 and 3, making the Lead III a real multitasker for stage and studio work.

Fender Player Player Lead III at a Glance:

  • Player Series Humbucking Pickups
  • 3-Way Coil-Split Toggle Switch
  • Modern “C” Neck Profile
  • Comfortable Lead Body Shape
  • 70s-style “F” Logo Tuners

Vintage design, modern comforts

The Player Series Lead III is a prime example of what Fender does best. From its hardware and finishes to its pots and pickups, the Lead III is a stunning reproduction of everything that made the original so collectible. Updates include a contoured Modern "C" maple neck with 22 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5" fingerboard radius. This means greater playability for all sorts of playing styles, leads to chords. The Lead III's classic Fender finish options (Olympic White, Sienna Sunburst) are flawless and period correct. And we feel the Metallic Purple option is a proper spiritual successor to this much-ado'd classic lineup.

Dual alnico humbuckers

Like the original, the Player Series Lead III nets you two high-output humbuckers to spice up your licks with classic American heat and flavor. These are built with alnico elements to unearth a chunky, scooped, and modern response. A simple 3-way toggle and speedy master volume/tone knobs supply fast access to your favorite sounds.

Coil-split toggle

A guitar like this covers a lot of ground onstage and in the studio. Flip the coil-split toggle, and you get Strat-like single-coil sound in positions 1 and 3. So whether you're searching for a quacky country lead or a smooth funk scratch, you'll find these and more in the Fender Player Series Lead III from Music Experience.

What Fender Says...

In response to high-quality, low-priced import guitars, 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. The Player Lead III, a tribute to the original 1982-only model, features a set of hot alnico Player humbucking pickups, dual-toggle switches for pickup selection and coil-splits, and a modern "C" neck shape with medium jumbo frets. Available in Purple Metallic, as well as classic Olympic white and Sienna Sunburst versions. The Player Lead Series offers style, power and versatility in a comfortable, easy-to-play package.

Dual Player Series Humbucking Pickups

Designed for authentic Fender tone—with a bit of an edge—our Player Series pickups keep a foot in the past while looking to the future.

Modern "C" Neck Shape With 9.5" Radius And Medium Jumbo Frets

Our Modern “C” neck is comfortable and slim for fast action and effortless bending.

Special Switching

Dual toggle switches offers tonal variety – the top provides pickup selection and the bottom splits the neck or the bridge pickup.

Hardtail String-Through-Body Strat Bridge

A hardtail bridge enhances vibration transfer resulting in increased sustain while the six individual saddles can be adjusted for precise intonation along each string.

Fender "F" Tuners

These tuning machines offer the look and feel of their classic predeccesors with the added benefit of enhanced tuning stability.

Fender Player Player Lead III Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • A modernization of the classic 1980s Fender Lead III
  • Blends vintage design with modern comforts
  • Dual alnico humbucking pickups are overwound to give you crunch and sustain
  • Coil-split switch engages classic Strat-like tones in positions 1 and 3
  • Speedy 3-way toggle with master volume/tone
  • Modern "C" maple neck with 9.5"-radius fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets affords excellent playability
  • Hardtail 6-saddle bridge maximizes tuning and vibration transfer

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape Player Lead III
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material Alder
              Body Finish
              Gloss Polyester
              Purple Metallic
              Neck Material
              Neck Shape Modern C
              Radius 9.5"
              Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
              Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
              Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
              Scale Length 25.5"
              Nut Width 1.650"
              Nut Material Synthetic Bone
              6-Saddle String-through Body Hardtail with Block Saddles
              Tuners Vintage Style
              Neck Pickup Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucker
              Bridge Pickup
              Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucker
              Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 2-way toggle phase switch, 3-way toggle pickup switch
              Strings Fender USA, .010-.046
              Case Included None
              Manufacturer Part Number