The Lead II & III | Player Series | Fender

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The Lead II & III | Player Series | Fender


Steve Pihl · February 5, 2020 at 1:07 am

Way to go fender! Killing it these days. Im usually surfing the used market looks like we're buying a new guitar soon 😂

elitemathlete · February 5, 2020 at 1:35 am

Block saddles, that's an upmarket touch.

Rylan Powers · February 5, 2020 at 1:59 am

Just buy a JEMJR

BlueStar · February 5, 2020 at 2:06 am


Bernz66 · February 5, 2020 at 2:17 am

I own two 1980 Lead IIs….. I pre ordered the Lead III…. can’t wait till the end of this month….

ooo Lapis ooo · February 5, 2020 at 2:19 am

Been looking for a new guitar
Im thinking the red one!

Max Zuniga · February 5, 2020 at 2:38 am

Those knobs are still way too close to the bridge

Sarah E Howson · February 5, 2020 at 2:40 am

I want one but I’d add more switches xxx

Gavin Bruske · February 5, 2020 at 2:43 am

You guys should make some lefty ones

SeemsLikeSomething · February 5, 2020 at 3:10 am

Cool but not really for me. Nice option for some players though!

ReyesWorldTV · February 5, 2020 at 3:16 am

Man if the HH was just all maple or rosewood hands down would have gotten one

Uncle Father · February 5, 2020 at 3:31 am

Out of phase serial or parallel?

kdogwitdacash · February 5, 2020 at 3:46 am

Yo hook me up with a green baby joe fender wow this is up there !!!

Endezeichen Grimm · February 5, 2020 at 4:14 am

They could have just made these on strat bodies, but they are still intriguing.

Jason Mormando · February 5, 2020 at 4:41 am

Still have my 1981 Lead III…I prefer the original neck and Seth Lover humbuckers but it's cool to see reissues…very under-rated guitars. Extremely warm to searing highs, it covers it all.

Jason Sather · February 5, 2020 at 5:34 am

Can you please put out a black lead 3 (like you have with the lead 2) !!

Juliörn · February 5, 2020 at 5:43 am

Are these available in lefthanded

Andrew Mayer · February 5, 2020 at 7:57 am

i’d love to have a player series esquire at this price point. i’d buy it immediately! esquire love anyone?

Lucky Haqeem · February 5, 2020 at 8:15 am

I kinda want this oh noook

FERNANDOBOARETO · February 5, 2020 at 10:14 am

Compact sexy body 💚

SonicAids · February 5, 2020 at 10:56 am

Please release the Lead iii in red and sienna sunburst with pao ferro fretboards.

Yoga Ardhan · February 5, 2020 at 11:07 am

purple rain 💜

DZIUGASDZIU _ · February 5, 2020 at 12:36 pm

This is one of the ugliest things i have ever seen

Nonexistanthuman · February 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Thanks for sending these to youtubers it was nice to see them be happy about somthing random.
May have to pick up both now hard to decide which one to buy first.

Paul L · February 5, 2020 at 2:05 pm

Two more fantastic guitars from Fender! Pity I just bought a strat or I might be eyeing that Lead III.

。。 · February 5, 2020 at 2:35 pm

My father's guitar!!

NEMA RED · February 5, 2020 at 4:25 pm

This reminds me of the first electric guitar I played my early years, which was very very similar to the Lead 3, but from a different brand. I really liked that guitar. It wasn't mine unfortunately and I still miss playing it to this day.

Noodlezz 117 · February 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Need one in red

dayshawna · February 5, 2020 at 4:42 pm

please bring back the fender bronco !!

Justin Michelson · February 5, 2020 at 5:03 pm

that lead 2 has got that good jangle; there goes some more of my money…

Artur Meireles · February 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm

The Double humbucker model should come in matching headstock

Robin Bassett · February 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Waiting for a 1982 Bullet – almost my first electric!

DCT Master · February 5, 2020 at 5:33 pm

is the bridge routed for an humbucker like the original? If so, I might get one and put an humbucker in the bridge for chunky rhythm playing.

Cody Zimmer · February 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm

that lead 2 is so scrappy sounding, I love it.

Trunk McEight · February 5, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Damn… Another incoming hole in the wallet…

James Mulligan · February 5, 2020 at 7:13 pm

its like a fender sg, love it!

12 South · February 5, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Nice that they are a hundred bucks less than the telecaster and Strat MIM's.

12 South · February 5, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Definitely prefer the one with humbuckers and coil split. Best of both worlds.

Tomas Lopez · February 5, 2020 at 8:10 pm

At first glance they looked super simple, but that second selection switch means that both of these guitars have a lot more goin on under the hood!

ANG21 · February 5, 2020 at 8:36 pm

The second guitar is a New " Prs " jsjsjs

ANG21 · February 5, 2020 at 8:39 pm

I think will be a good idea . To copy the Rotary Scwith of 5 positions of prs .. is more modern .but prs stop with this because some people stupid dont like that .. .

버찌Cherry · February 5, 2020 at 8:46 pm

where is new BASS

1.7B Views · February 5, 2020 at 9:18 pm

i bet fender won’t like my comment. reverse psychology works

Goschn- Klempner · February 5, 2020 at 9:29 pm

I like the Lead3 ! That purple is awesome, and the smaller body would suit me perfect!

Maurício Durst Lima · February 5, 2020 at 10:43 pm

Merda, a Tagima (Brazil) faz "coisa" bem melhor !!!!! & bem mais barato é claro …..

Jack Pasternak · February 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

why the hell do those single coils sound like humbuckers

精少納言 · February 5, 2020 at 11:54 pm

I would like you to sell it in Japan!

Guitar Radio Show · February 6, 2020 at 12:38 am

Loved them then and LOVE them now!!! Can’t wait for the lefty’s !!! I’m buying both!!

neoaureus · February 6, 2020 at 12:40 am

Name : Lead
Plays : …uh….Rhythm…
Way to go Fender ! Yeah !

neoaureus · February 6, 2020 at 12:43 am

3:45 …. Sudden funny scene…in a Cop comedy
Or a Sitcom ….cafe scene….
Cue in ….laughing track

neoaureus · February 6, 2020 at 12:45 am

The purple one reminds me of something very very desirable….now forgotten ….deep deep in the unconscious ….far away into my childhood.

Mark Randle · February 6, 2020 at 12:58 am

Everything old is new again. Didn't work out too well in the late 70's, did it?

therangersinger · February 6, 2020 at 2:37 am

Switch that wiring on the second switch on the lead 2 to go from parallel to in series and we have winner. Cool guitar regardless.

Cristopher Valerio · February 6, 2020 at 2:58 am

I miss the lead I

Casey King · February 6, 2020 at 3:47 am

Learned on a hondo copy of the lead two, might have to get a real one now that they're back

Dan Shifrin · February 6, 2020 at 3:54 am

Is it possible to install a strat trem bridge on one of these Lead ii's?

JG 24 · February 6, 2020 at 3:58 am

Purple 🤔

Yael · February 6, 2020 at 4:05 am

This guitar is as ugly as the fender mustang

Kevin Call · February 6, 2020 at 4:14 am

I had a ’79 Lead III and I’ve always regretted letting it go. I’m getting one of these.

Wamgo C · February 6, 2020 at 9:08 am

It reminds me of a certain New York singer playing a washed up ex-star on a TV show when that was exactly what she was. These models were Fender when Fender had lost its way. They were not terrible but they weren’t anything new or better. They still aren’t.

Do It Now! video's yeah! · February 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Roger Miller of Mission of Burma still uses one. They were cheaper models a few years before Squier

Ayden Lirette · February 6, 2020 at 6:11 pm

Teach me how to play Mr.presenter

Dominik Rührig · February 6, 2020 at 6:58 pm

Why, Fender, why is there no Lead III in Neon green??? 😭 but, besides that these are really, really, really nice guitars! 😉

Jesse Claborn · February 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm

Watch out GiBsOn might sue yall for using humbuckers and wood……you have been warned

Ritch Taylor · February 7, 2020 at 12:55 am

Really wanted to see these offered with P-90's. 🙁

Anzu Riki · February 7, 2020 at 3:28 am

I’m not gonna buy but how much?

josh M · February 7, 2020 at 5:37 am


DJ Merck · February 7, 2020 at 11:07 pm

These junk guitars are just rebranded glarry guitars from Amazon…

関本祐也 · February 8, 2020 at 12:09 pm


Andy 01 · February 8, 2020 at 4:38 pm

Can they make a strat with phase switches and coil splitters?? Also in that purple with a matching headstock? Pretty please?

ikeaburning · February 9, 2020 at 2:27 am

whats the song at the start?

Victor Boucher · February 9, 2020 at 7:50 am

The knobs are too close, I would be hitting them … so I will keep loving the tele.

RECORDS & TAPES · February 9, 2020 at 10:05 am


William Lewis · February 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm

Cheap. Mexican shredders

eyeball226 · February 9, 2020 at 8:19 pm

No way to get the neck and bridge humbuckers both split at the same time? Seems like an oversight.

Trader Monk · February 10, 2020 at 3:26 am

I picked up a lead ll in black in 1980. Still have it. Glad to see a much nicer bridge on the reissue.

Clint Wilson · February 10, 2020 at 10:32 am

No offense, but that green looks idiotic. You would get tired of that in a month.

mywave78 wellowoody · February 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm

The body shape is really not perfect, still the classic strat shape is far more sexier

john violette · February 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm

Are the pickups similar to the original X1 pickups?

Joseph 10fingers 6Strings Richetti · February 11, 2020 at 2:05 am

Fender please reissue the great highway one Stratocasters

Simon Silence · February 11, 2020 at 2:27 am

imagine the black one have gold hardware.

Zachary Traylor · February 11, 2020 at 4:05 am

Roasted maple version tho? Sounds great looks great but after owning a roasted maple neck I kinda hate everything else lol.

ImagineWagons · February 11, 2020 at 7:08 am

Is this when you also revive the Prophecy series of basses???

Jon Oz · February 12, 2020 at 1:42 am

I think they say "transparent" because "trans" is no longer acceptable.

Roman · February 12, 2020 at 1:45 am

Give me free one 👉😁👍

lee enfield · February 13, 2020 at 1:46 am

You should redo the Musiclander… and not charge 1,000 for it… like 599 maybe?

Stella the Locksmith · February 13, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Needs a tremelo

Jason Townsend · February 16, 2020 at 11:13 am

We want the esquire back

TheLadsBand4ever · February 16, 2020 at 6:24 pm

If only the III came in purple (or green) with a maple neck. Also, no whammy bar? Really?

Mark Knight · February 17, 2020 at 8:13 pm

This demo sounds like the intonation is off from top to bottom frets

Michael Tra · February 19, 2020 at 3:03 am

I absolutely love the green one, but have been using Humbuckers my whole life, decisions

Giraud Yann · February 20, 2020 at 10:37 am

My Fender Lead II from 1980, which I bought in 1999 as a college student with my first summer job salary, is my go-to guitar. It's been lacquered in white following a lacquer incident and upgraded with DiMarzio pickups but it's always been a wonderful guitar. I've played everything from metal to folk-rock and back with it and it never failed me. In recent years, I've seen Parquet Courts and St. Vincent play with it. I'm glad it's finally getting some recognition.

Eric Falcon · February 21, 2020 at 1:28 am

Is there just anyway I can install those effect switches on my modded stratocaster? Lol

Paul B · February 21, 2020 at 8:33 pm

Lead II sounds interesting – rather like a full scale Mustang on steroids. Lead III sounds wooly and then thin when split. Apparently Fender still can't do humbuckers.

Kernel Kraken · February 22, 2020 at 6:17 am

I love the body shape. Will there be Squier Lead II/III guitars too?

Marc Yinug · February 27, 2020 at 1:25 am

actually just bought one of these i am exCITED

Jeff Hawes · February 27, 2020 at 3:08 am

I wasn't aware people were demanding this Lead Series back. Why create a smaller body – less wood equals less body to the tone and you can hear in in every demo of these – some of which the guitar is actually tuned. Why not just have a permanent 2 HB Strat w/Hardtail bridge and coil-splitter switch in the lineup?

daverage47 · February 27, 2020 at 3:12 pm

I love small bodied guitars like the mustang and duo-sonic, so this appeals. Only sore point is the two identical looking toggle switches side by side.Think I prefer a simple two way sliding switch further up towards the headstock for the phase setting staying away from my pickup toggle.

Peter Peterson · February 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Looks damn awesome. Good job Fender. 🙂

Jesse J · March 2, 2020 at 9:17 am

Very modern and very decent, although I’m not sure if I like the pick up switch.

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