Always ahead of the pack in amplification and electric guitars, Fender have turned their focus and world renowned skill towards the Electro-Acoustic market, with the launch and release of their incredible new Paramount series.
Of course Fender have made acoustics for years, and have a great range of both acoustic and electro-acoustic models, but the Paramount series is something of a revolution. Every element of the series is designed to serve, as Fender put it, ‘the pursuit’ – more commonly known as, the gigging musician.
Featuring three body sizes; The Dreadnought, Parlour, and Triple-O, the Paramount range boasts a custom designed Fender/Fishman collaboration Pre-Amp, specific to each individual body shape. The Pre-amp controls and onboard tuner follow this series’ mantra for attention to detail, with a slick and simple layout, clean bright tuning screen, and oversized plain control knobs.
This modern simplicity is coupled with a tasteful art deco look including gorgeous checkerboard purfling and rosette, pickguard shape and abalone and mother-of-pearl “Concert Tone” fingerboard inlays.
But it’s not all about looks, the Paramount series is entirely made from solid wood construction featuring some impressive tonewoods such as East Indian rosewood back and sides and Sitka spruce top. They also feature a fast-playing “C”-shaped mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, both designed to accommodate the most demanding playing styles.
All instruments in the range come complete with a hardcase, and a humidifier… that’s right a humidifier – just to make it very clear that Fender have designed this instrument to be played, gigged, toured, flown, and generally to become as much a part of you as the songs you write with it.