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Fender Lead I in a rare custom finish you won't see again! 

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This is a nice 1981 Fender Lead I that's been stripped for a natural finish look. Comes period-correct hard shell case from the 80s. The necks on these are pretty well-known and they feel just great. Frets are still in good shape with some even wear. Very nice surprise are the two pickups in this. In the bridge is a Seymour Duncan "Seymourizer II" and the neck is an old JB. Both pickups look to be from the 80s. Read about them in chat rooms. They are legendary early SD pickups. Has a 3-way switch and a Volume control for each pickup. These originally came with only one pickup, so some routing was done on the inside to fit the second pickup. At one point had a tremolo added, but has been removed. Weight is 7 pounds, 15 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Please note, specs below were found on the net and may not be accurate.

See video demo of similar guitar below.

Wiki info
Manufactured Fall 1979 through 1982.
Vintage style "Soft C" profile neck with a 7 1⁄4 in (184 mm) radius.
Neck width at nut 1.60 in (40.64 mm), plus applied finish thickness on 1981 models.
Truss rod adjustment at the heel of the neck.
2 vintage style string trees.
21 medium frets.
"F" tuners (West German-manufactured), and "F" 4 bolt neck plate w/plastic pad.
3 Ply BWB through 1981 and WBW through 1982 pickguard with foil backing.
White plastic nut.
25½" scale length.
Bridge uses a string spacing of 0.404 in (10.26 mm).
Hardtail through-body mounted strings.
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
My setup on guitars includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. Thanks!

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • LEAD I
  • Natural
  • 1981
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

Still Kickin Music

Culver City, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2013

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