Fender Lead I - is it a good deal?

John C

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Fender was off on serail numbers for the Lead series - my old '79 Lead II had an E0 serial number. This one could be a late 1980 or it could be a 1981. It looks like it still has the original finish that cracked (Fender changed back to their "regular" finish at some point in 1981) so it's likely going to be relatively heavy as the were using northern ash back then.

It looks to be in really good shape; here in the USA it might bring $600-$700; not sure how that exchanges to Euros these days.
 

John C

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I forgot to mention the neck shape - mine was really narrow: 1 9/16" (or 39.9mm) but it was as deep as the old AVRI '62 models.
 


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