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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / Bring back the Lead I

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 7th, 2015 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender, bring back the Lead I.

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C-C-R is one letter

better than B-B-Q. Tastier too!
Jul 1st, 2015 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Agreed! Smaller body that the Strat, hangs perfectly on a strap, comfortable to play, sounds great...

What's not to like?

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Michigan

When did I get cool? When I got older.
Jul 1st, 2015 10:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I also agree.

Although it would be easier for Fender to redo the Lead II with the Strat pickups.

I would most certainly buy a new Lead II.

tremolo1965

Seattle

Jul 24th, 2016 10:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lead II, though it would not be difficult at all to recreate the I/III humbuckers. The II is a unique guitar in that it (in my opinion) is one of the best-playing Fenders ever made, and the distance between the two single-coils creates a unique 'quack' tone that cannot be replicated with either Strat or Tele models. Phenomenal Fender 'bolt-on' sustain, too. I have been very happy with mine (also have a I and a III).

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Jul 25th, 2016 03:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Look out for Hondo Lead I and II. They were made by Tokai in Japan.

(This message was last edited by mirrorboy at 05:30 AM, Jul 25th, 2016)

Peppy

Tucson

Aug 20th, 2016 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lead I, I'm telling you!

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good welder, crappy guitar player
Feb 25th, 2018 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a brand new black Lead I when they were introduced. $260.00 included a Fender Tolex hard case. Nice guitar but they had paint problems. Well known now. My paint cracked all over the whole body. My guitar teacher at the time couldn't understand why anybody would buy a guitar with one pickup. He said I should have bought the Lead II.

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So. Cal. USA

Feb 27th, 2018 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 1st Fender circa '84-'85, was a Contemporary Strat with a single bucker at the bridge, system one bridge and only a volume control. It was MIJ and an excellent piece. I wish I had it back.

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superstar
Mar 30th, 2018 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"My guitar teacher at the time couldn't understand why anybody would buy a guitar with one pickup."

I know, right?

-Eddie Van H.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Apr 2nd, 2018 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It may be only one pickup...which normally I do not care for...but in the Lead I's case it offered about three useable and distinct tones. And no, my paint never chipped. Burgundy/maple board. One of two (my other being a 1968 Les Paul Custom) that got away that I wish I still had.

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