Charisma and creativity intertwined. The Fender Player Lead III heralds a new era for modern design. Originally built to satisfy the import market, this diamond in the rough soon became the first choice for any guitarist looking to get more bang for their buck. Now, it's back to bring flair and fury to your arsenal. This is Fender at their best.
There's nothing average about your playing. So why settle for and average sound? The Player Lead III gives you full access to a versatile tonal spectrum. Go from rumbling low end to crisp highs with plenty of punch and pronunciation in between. Whether you're taking centre stage with a huge solo, or kicking back with some tasteful rhythm, you'll always get tone that's sure to turn heads.
You've heard the name a thousand times before. Fender need no introduction. Their worldwide influence has shaped guitar playing everywhere, transforming the musical landscape of every genre. Today, Fender guitars are celebrated by the biggest names in music, ranging from Bob Dylan to Tom Morello. With the Player Lead III, you become a part of the legacy.
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A homage to Fender's most innovative era. Created in 1979, the ground-breaking Lead series marked a fresh start for the world of guitars, combining unique electronics and distinctive style with a familiar feel. The original concept was to provide a more accessible variant of the Stratocaster, with a neck and pickup selection that stood out to players of all genres. And now, Fender have relaunched the esteemed series and equipped it for the modern stage.
The unveiling of the new Lead series presents two models – Lead II and Lead III. Both feature a more symmetrical take on the Stratocaster body shape, along with a smaller headstock and a secure hardtail bridge. The difference lies in the pickups. The Lead II is home to a pair of neat single-coils, while the Lead III hosts a dual humbucking configuration – both stemming from Fender's iconic Player Series. Special wiring options, vintage feel, and the unprecedented build-quality of Fender – these sensational instruments are ready to lead the way in your next musical chapter…
Shaped for the '80s era. The Lead III comes fitted with a pair of Alnico 2 Player Series humbuckers, emitting a tone with all the warmth, sustain, and rich character that they're renowned for. It goes without saying that you'll experience immaculate clarity with every note, due to the hum-cancelling nature of the pickups. Not to mention the searing hot capabilities that lie at your fingertips. Because humbuckers were born to unleash those scorching melodies and fat, textured chords that shaped the sound of rock 'n' roll. And, with master tone and master volume knobs, players have complete freedom to shape their tone to their style.
But the Lead III offers even more sonic options than your average Fender. An integrated wiring option switch lest you alternate between the pickups working in series or parallel with each other. What this means, is that you have two different voicings to experiment with the same pickups, gifting you with a simple-yet-versatile setup for your electronics. A traditional 3-way selector not only changes the pickups, but you can split the humbuckers too. Therefore, you can kick out the snap of a single-coil at the hit of a switch. Discover the secret to your sound.
Release your creativity. You'll be able to pick up this guitar at a moment's notice and get your riffs out. The sleek modern "C" shaped maple neck feels super comfortable in your hands, and it's bolted onto the body for extra tonal brightness and stability. The pau ferro fretboard complements it perfectly, offering strong sustain and a smooth surface for you to express your riffs on. Both these woods have a beautiful resonance which helps to enrich your notes. Prepare to be inspired.