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. The smaller headstock and the neck were both patterned after earlier Fender necks. Early eighties advertisement for the Fender Lead III. Skip to main content Skip to footer site51500000310526 site51500000000294120 New L72141 Fender Player Lead III Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar site51500000310526 false item 3 Fender Player Lead III Guitar, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, Metallic Purple MIM - DEMO 2 - Fender Player Lead III Guitar, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, Metallic Purple MIM - DEMO. While not being badged as a strict ‘reissue’, the two Leads for 2020 do stay authentic to some degree. $549.95 +$28.50 shipping. Fender has largely played things straight with its latest not-exactly-classic reissues, keeping the core specs of the Lead II and Lead III models much as they were 38 years ago. But lesser-known styles such as these are fair game when it comes to having fun … 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. 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. © vintageguitarandbass.com 2004-2020 | terms and conditions | donate, 1981 Fender Lead III Guitar With Case Natural Finish. The Lead II and III are returning but the I has been left out of the reunion. The Player Series Lead III is a prime example of what Fender does best. Interestingly, at the same time Gibson were trying much the same thing; their result being the Gibson Victory MV2 and MVX guitars. This guitar was Fender's attempt to produce a guitar with the best of both Gibson and Fender features: primarily it was fitted with two Seth Lover designed coil-tapable pickups. Originally Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs was the first endorser of the guitar and premiered it at a NAMM Showshow in Atlanta Ge… This guitar was Fender's attempt to produce a guitar with the best of both Gibson and Fender features: primarily it was fitted with two Seth Lover designed coil-tapable pickups. 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. Shipped with FedEx Express Saver. Condition is "Used " . Early eighties advertisement for the Fender Lead III. Fender has largely played things straight with its latest not-exactly-classic reissues, keeping the core specs of the Lead II and Lead III models much as they were 38 years ago. The idea was to have a guitar that was cheaper than the Stratocaster and be attractive to players because of the neck feel as well as the pickup options. The original concept for the Lead Guitar series, including the name lead came from Dennis Handa, then Marketing director for Fender Guitars. 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… From its hardware and finishes to its pots and pickups, the Lead III is a stunning reproduction of everything that made the original so … They’re now part of Fender’s ever-growing Mexican series pickups and tuners, plus the modern C neck profile. 1981 Fender Lead III Guitar With Case Natural Finish, Fender Electric Guitar 1982 Lead III Made In USA With Free Gig Bag Included, 1980 FENDER LEAD I / II / III CASE - made in USA, Find more vintage guitars for sale at vintageguitarsforsale.co, 1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog, 1970 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns Celebrated Classics' catalog, 1971 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns' catalog, 1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog, Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends, 1966 Hagstrom 'Worlds Fastest Playing Neck' catalog (Merson USA), 1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual, 1971 Gibson Les Paul Triumph bass owners manual, 1981 Gibson Victory MV-II electric guitar. item 4 Fender Squire - Electric Guitar w/ Case (lot 4314) 3 - Fender Squire - Electric Guitar … Appealing to a wide variety of players, the sleek new Lead models kicked off a fresh creative era in Fender…