Conceived of by Fender’s then marketing director Dennis Handa, the Lead series was designed for the Fender lover who could not afford a fully loaded Strat. The comfortable soft-C neck and plethora of pick-up and electronics options were meant to give wide appeal to the economy line. This piece is a part of the first model of the series, a Lead I from the very early ‘80s. This version came with a single humbucker in the bridge, a 3-way coil switcher, and a series/parallel switch, providing a surprising amount of options for a one pick-up guitar. This piece has had its humbucker replaced with a proprietary Jackson J-50N pick-up. It has also had a refinish that is flaking quite a bit, making it a great candidate for restoration or a fun project guitar with a vintage vibe. The sound right now is quite nice with a great playability to match; it may be an ugly duckling but it plays beautifully! The frets have some wear and a few divots in the lower positions, but they have life left in them. The instrument also appears to have a replacement pickguard, and lots of character marks as well. Ships in its original hard-shell case.
Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Nut width: 1 ⅝”
6/10 (good condition) 1980-82 Made in the USA
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