Sign up below to get the latest from Total Guitar, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! The large heel block is definitely from the older school, but the acoustic experience here bodes well for plugging in. $629.99 3 colors Spend over $50, Get $20 2-Day Shipping! The Player Lead III, a tribute to the original 1982-only model, features a set of hot alnico Player humbucking pickups, dual … A remake of the original Lead Series that was produced from 1979 until 1982, Fender unveiled only the II and III versions, the dual single coil and dual humbucker designs. But there’s plenty more Fender gold to be mined in them hills – the Performer must be due a reappraisal soon! The Lead III really must be tried out to see what it off ers in feel and tone, but we think it feels good and plays great. EVH® and D-Tuna® are registered trademarks of E.L.V.H. WD®, the WD logo, and logo / artwork design(s), are registered trademarks of WD Music Products, Inc.®, the logo, and logo / artwork design(s), are registered trademarks of WD Music Products, Inc. Kluson®, the Kluson logo, Kluson stylized K, Kluson pinstripes and logo / artwork design(s), are registered trademarks of WD Music Products, Inc. We like it a lot and the guitar feels close and personal sitting down, with a balance on the strap, too. With a coil-split on the 85/15 ’buckers, this is a close rival for price too, so it all comes down to whether you like the PRS Wide Thin neck profile. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, Today's best Fender Player Lead III deals, We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. It wasn’t exactly a flash in the pan design originally, though. Year: 2020. 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. WD Custom Pickguard For Fender 1979-1982 Lead I, WD Custom Pickguard For Fender 1979-1982 Lead II, WD Custom Pickguard For Fender 1979-1982 Lead III, WD Custom Pickguard For Left Hand Fender 1979-1982 Lead I, WD Custom Pickguard For Left Hand Fender 1979-1982 Lead II, WD Custom Pickguard For Left Hand Fender 1979-1982 Lead III, 3M® is a registered trademark of The 3M Company. Learn more about Fender electric basses. These standard model WD® Custom Pickguards for the Fender® Lead® can be modified for any pickup or control configuration. If you do not see your specific model of Fender® Lead® listed here, or would like additional modifications not available online, speak with one of our master craftsman directly via email at [email protected], or via phone at 800.449.9348 ext#112. Compare. Please refresh the page and try again. The thin alder bodies of Fenders with this scale length are typically bright sounding guitars and that in turn leads to a lively tonality when humbuckers are brought into play. Comments: You are looking at a gorgeous mint Fender Player Series Lead III … One of Fender’s best reveals at Winter NAMM 2020 had to be the metallic purple Player Series Lead III. But spending time with one reveals a distinct shape that holds its own. Speak with a Master Craftsman The Lead II and III are returning but the I has been left out of the reunion. Appealing to a wide variety of players, the sleek new Lead models kicked off a fresh creative era in Fender’s history. But make no mistake, it's distinct in the Fender catalogue. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Coil-split features makes for wide tone range. Country/Make: Mexico. (800) 449-9348 x826 9AM - 5PM ET, M-F. Bridge: Hardtail with body string-through, Pickup(s): Split Humbucker, X-1 Single Coils, or Dual Humbucker, Copyright WD Music Products, Inc document.write( (new Date()).getFullYear() ). The six-saddle, string-through-body hard-tail bridge is a tidy piece of hardware. If I want prog time in Nerdville, let’s go!“, Orianthi: “Michael Jackson taught me to do what’s best for the song. 3-way coil-split toggle switch. This is an interesting mix of the distinct with Strat traits; the familiar and the fresh all from an unlikely comeback. Volume drops off a little in coil-split modes. John Mayer claims the slack in the strings is the key to a great guitar, and there’s a sense of easier wins for your bends and vibrato offered with the elasticity here that we love. The late 60s single pickup Swinger [an original pictured above] being the most recent revival with a Japanese-only reissue. Rickenbacker ® is a registered trademark of Rickenbacker International Corp. The Lead III is kitted out with '70s vintage-style machine heads with F stamp tuners. The volume and tone are self-explanatory, but the Lead III also features a three-way pickup selector and a three-way coil-split switch to select between a humbucker coil-split when bridge or both pickups engaged, standard humbucker mode, and humbucker coil-split when the neck humbucker is … Even so, the Lead is not exactly a ubiquitous cult model. Dual Player Series hot humbucking pickups. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Harmony® is a registered trademark of BandLab Americas LLC. BA1 1UA. Joe Bonamassa: “It’s not like I have these big songs that I need to change for radio. The Lead III potentially offers the widest tonal options of the two new models, and whadoyaknow, that’s what we have here, in the Purple Metallic finish Fender is the keenest to showcase of the selection. Visit our corporate site. 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