Fender electrics are a popular choice but there acoustic cousins aren't quite so common. The new Paramount range, designed in the USA and made in China, are attractive, great value acoustic guitars. Whether you're new to guitar or a more experienced player you should give them a try.
The PM2 parlour deluxe has a nice middle end balance with good projection and quite a 'new guitar' sounding upper-mid sound. This gives you a lot more depth than you'd expect from a guitar in this price range.
Some companies skimp on the finish on low-mid range models in favor of price. Fender have managed to fit a lot of personality onto these guitars without padding the price. They have a 60’s style checkerboard rosette, a 40's style logo and 60's style inlays. It might seem like a strange combo of decades and styles but the overall effect is pleasing. Pickup sound The Paramount pickup and preamp system in this guitar gives you a lot of tone options. It has a bass and treble EQ for fine tuning your amplified sound. The built in tuner is fast and responsive and the phase switch lets you cut-out feedback on stage. The pickups let the acoustic character of the guitar come through. The dreadnought sounds rich and deep while the parlour has a more potent mid range. Specifications Solid Rosewood Back and Sides Solid Spruce Top Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge Black headcap Nickel Tuners with Black buttons Bone Nut and Saddle Ebony Bridge Pins Paramount Preamp Fender Kingman Pickguard 70's style bridge and headstock Deluxe Hardshell Case Humidifier Included