The Fender Player Lead III Electric Guitar in Metallic Purple 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.
The Fender Player Lead III is similar to a Strat with its 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 fretboard delivers a tone that sits somewhere between Rosewood and Mahogany, resulting in a balanced sound.
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.
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.
Manufacturer Fender Model Lead III Body Alder Body Finish Polyester Body Shape Lead Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Polyester Neck Shape Modern "C" Scale Length 25.5-inch (648 mm) Fingerboard Pau Ferro Fingerboard Radius 9.5-inch (241 mm) Number of Frets 22 Frets Size Medium Jumbo String Nut Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.650-inch (42 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot Bridge Pickup Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking Neck Pickup Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Configuration HH Bridge 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines Vintage-Style Pickguard 3-Ply Black Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
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