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Lead II telecaster body

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by emmaemme, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. emmaemme

    emmaemme NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi,

    I'm a long-time lurker on this great site full of useful information. I'm more of a tinkerer than a player and i'm always checking out the used ads around here.

    Today, I stumbled on this strat neck on a tele body. The owner has no information to offer. All the Lead II's I've googled have a strat body shape. Is this for real?

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  2. Telecentric

    Telecentric Tele-Holic

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    I would suspect that it is just someones partscaster. The 'no info' from the owner is also typical of people trying to pass off something as something else, but this is pretty clear-cut.
     
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  3. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Afflicted

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    No.

    No Fender Lead series guitar was ever Telecaster shaped. In fact, the Fender Lead isn't even a Strat shape. It's smaller, with deeper cutaways and shorter horns.

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    Pretty cool, actually. I had one years ago. Nice guitar. Should've kept it.
     
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  4. Fretting out

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    Definitely a partscaster
     
  5. Fretting out

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    Was that one yours?

    The black look nice, most of them cloud over or have an eggshell crack appearance (the black ones that is)

    Here’s mine

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  6. ElJay370

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    No, mine was a cream color with dual humbuckers. It was made right around when Fender was beginning to get it's mojo back somewhat. The controls were a bit crowded and the phase/series/parallel/whatever circuit was kind of fiddly...but it played well and sounded good.
     
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  7. Hounded Dog

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    Those are nice necks. They were avidly sought after back in the day. I forget why? Radius??
     
  8. John C

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    Probably the shape - they were a narrow nut width (1 9/16") and kind of medium-depth. But the shape could range from a fairly full C to a V to a U. I had a Lead II from 1979-2015; mine was a medium C. They were all the typical Fender 7.25" radius.
     
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