Not usually popular for its acoustic guitars, Fender has launched an all-solid acoustic guitar series.
The new guitars feature all solid wood construction, with the standard models having spruce top with mahogany body and the deluxe models having spruce top and rosewood body. Another difference would be the fretboard and bridge where the higher end deluxe models get ebony while the standards get rosewood.
The Paramount series come in three body shapes – PM1 (dread), PM2 (parlour) and PM3 (000). Guitarbear must admit that the great looking parlour is top draw of the bunch.
Other appointments include bone nut/saddle, vintage open tuners, binding all around, and the Fishman developed PM System with tuner, tone and volume.
These China made guitars have kept the price point to a manageable level considering the fact that they are all solid. The standard costs GBP519 while the deluxe will go for GBP629.
*photos from Fender, musicradar and woodbrass.com