Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar

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  • Reissue of a classic Fender guitar from 1979
  • Unique double cutaway shape composed of Alder
  • Maple neck is shaped to the comfortable Modern 'C' profile
  • Pau Ferro/Maple fretboard with 22 frets and Black Dot inlays
  • Two Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking pickups
  • Dual-toggle switches, one for pickup selection, one for phase reverse
  • Vintage-Style tuning machines keep tuning rock solid
  • Six-saddle string through bridge for awesome action and easy intonation


The Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar is a reissue of a guitar that was designed in response to high-quality, low-priced import guitars of the late 70s. Attractive to players thanks to the feel of the neck and unique pickup options, the Lead III incorporates qualities from both the Strat and Tele style guitars, whilst still creating its own unique look and sound thanks to the hotter humbucking pickups. Kicking off a fresh creative era in Fender's history, these guitars make a welcome return in 2020 and are sure to appeal to a wide variety of players and playing styles.

Alder Body

The Fender Player Lead III is similar to a Strat with it's double cutaways but you'll notice they're slightly less pronounced than what you'd find on a typical Strat. Composed of Alder the body will impart a balanced tone with a wide variety of tonal possibilities. Alder is a very typical tonewood for Fender guitars so it's no surprise to find it on this guitar, it's light enough that you won't feel it on your shoulder after a long show but dense enough to provide a nice tonality.

'C' is for Comfort

The Maple neck of the Player Lead III is shaped to the Modern 'C' profile, to ensure a sleek fit in hand. Medium Jumbo frets make playing on this guitar a joyful experience, with a 22 fret Maple fretboard marked by Black Dot inlays to ensure you never lose your way. The Pau Ferro/Maple fretboard is a joy to play on, feeling smooth and sleek under your fingers, enabling slick legato and big bends.

Player Series Pickups

The Fender Player Lead III features two Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking pickups with a hot output to create some searing lead tones. The Fender Player Series Alnico 2's are versatile and you can get some distinct sounds thanks to the dual-toggle switches which let you add coil splits to the pickup configuration.

Hardwearing Hardware

The Player Lead III features Vintage-Style tuning machines to ensure rock-solid tuning stability. The Bridge is a 6-saddle string through with block saddles, allowing for easy action and intonation adjustment so you can set the guitar to your playing style. A Master Volume and Tone controls with Knurled Flat-Top knobs allow you to sculpt your sound, so you can play pretty much any style with one of these guitars.

The Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar in Metallic Purple offers style, power and versatility in a comfortable, easy-to-play package. With an all-new colour as well as some period-correct finishes, this sleek reissue of a Fender classic will give you all the well known Fender playability and reliability with a unique look and a hotter overall sound.

ModelLead III
Body FinishPolyester
Body ShapeLead
Neck MaterialMaple
Neck FinishGloss Polyester
Neck ShapeModern "C"
Scale Length25.5-inch (648 mm)
FingerboardPau Ferro/Maple
Fingerboard Radius9.5-inch (241 mm)
Number of Frets22
Frets SizeMedium Jumbo
String NutSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.650-inch (42 mm)
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Bridge PickupPlayer Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
Neck PickupPlayer Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone
Pickup ConfigurationHH
Bridge6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles
Hardware FinishNickel/Chrome
Tuning MachinesVintage-Style
Pickguard3-Ply Black
Control KnobsKnurled Flat-Top

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