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Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# J29122
OVERVIEW

Finely crafted and specially voiced.

U.S.-designed Paramount Series acoustic instruments are finely crafted and specially voiced to bring your artistic vision to life. Each all-solid guitar offers many legacy design elements of classic ’60s models, including special checkerboard binding and rosettes, unique pickguard shape, and abalone and mother-of-pearl "Concert Tone" fretboard inlays. And even with this art deco look, Paramount instruments still retain their footing in modern design. All-new Fender- and Fishman-designed PM preamp systems are equipped with specially voiced for each body shape in the series, ensuring complete tonal control and variation.

Available in an elegant natural finish, the Paramount Deluxe Parlor features not only thoughtful vintage appointments, but also the craftsmanship of a truly high-performing instrument. Crafted from premium all-solid tone woods such as upgraded East Indian rosewood back and sides and Sitka spruce top and equipped with quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing, the Deluxe parlor is designed with freely vibrating, resonant tone in mind. It also features a fast-playing "C"-shaped mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, both of which are designed to accommodate the most demanding playing styles.

Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body 
Body type: Parlor
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: East Indian Rosewood
Bracing pattern: Quartersawn Scalloped "X"
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.7"
Number of frets: 19
Neck finish: Gloss
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: Fishman
Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Tuner: Yes
Other
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Tuning machines: Nickel with aged black buttons
Bridge: Ebony
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features:  Modified Fender Traditional Bridge, Factory-Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, Bound
Fingerboard, Bone Nut and Saddle, One-Ply Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Ebony Bridge Pins
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

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FenderParamount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good audio (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is a keeper

By String Babe

from Boston,MA

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Since no one in our area had a Fender Paramount to try, we took a chance and ordered one from Musicians Friend. Our lead guitarist plays several solid body electrics & wanted a small body acoustic electric to take on gigs as a change of pace. He also does solo acts & open mic's so the guitar had to sound good acoustically as well as plugged in. He saw the Fender Paramount in a cataloge and fell in love with the looks of it. The guitar arrived from MF in excellent condition and was gig ready out of the box. This guitar is not only a beauty, ,,,,it plays and sounds wonderful. The guitar has Fishman on board, easy to get at electronics, with a very nice accurate tuner, all wood, and the appointments are fit & finish. The neck has a nice feel and is like butter to play. Comes with a very nice hardshell case to protect this beauty. He's gigged out with it several times already with the band and solo and he couldn't be happier. ....As he stated "this guitar is a keeper".

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender surprises with this one

    By JimEddie

    from Midwest

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Beauttiful
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • High Quality Case included
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Let's be honest. Fender is not known for their acoustic guitars, although in fairness they make a lot of lower priced models that are fine for the money. I am a huge fan of small parlor size and non-cutaway 12-fret guitars. I mean, who really knows what those high frets are for anyway? But seriously, when I saw this model I was intrigued. Sure it is made offshore, but i no longer see that as an automatic downside, as there are extremely well-made instruments coming from the Asia-Pacific countries.
      First off, this guitar is gorgeous, with beautiful body and neck binding, and pearloid inlays. The tuners hold tune nicely. Mine came set up well, with low action, but there is plenty of saddle if one wants to lower the action further. Intonation is excellent. It is strung with Fender 80/20 12-52 coated strings, which i had never tried but actually really like. It produces a lot of volume for its size, and finger style playing is very comfortable. The tone is very balanced across the board. The Fishman amplification system is simple to use, and plugged in it maintains it's well balanced sound, with no extreme brightness or boominess. One fantastic thing that Fender did on the guitar, was place the output jack lower on the side of the guitar instead of using the strap pin location. I never liked leaning my guitar against something with a cord sticking right out of the bottom. If there is one weak feature (and now I am nit-picking), the built in tuner, while lovely to see, is not super accurate, but certainly in a live setting it will get you close enough quickly. The case is high quality and includes a humidification system.
      I cannot comment on the other Paramount Models, but I think you will enjoy this guitar.
      Lastly I will tell you that I did buy this on sale from Musicians Friend.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fender Shines...Brightly!

      By WWW

      from Lakebay

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Small comfortable body
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Playing on the while reclining on the couch
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This a big surprise from Fender. After playing a few minutes I was hooked. This guitar came very well setup. I did nothing to it, which is unusual for anything from China. The nut was well cut, the frets were polished and level. Action was just right. I love the all mahogany sound. The first Fender acoustic I have ever liked.

        I bought locally and was able to try two out. The setup was consistent on both, but the one I took home had a more balanced tone. The other was much louder in the lower register.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is my second Fender PM3 parlor purchased from MF

        By Tom

        from Hopewell, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Several months ago I purchased a all mahogany Fender PM3 from MF. I was so impressed with this model I also purchased the Deluxe PM3 Parlor.

           
          5.0

          Amazing Value

          By Drew

          from Destin, Fl

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Articulate
          • Balanced Tone
          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Superior Finish and Specs

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Venue
            • Fingerstyle
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            So...A Fender Acoustic...Color me skeptical.
            First the size; this is my first true parlor guitar and being a Fender acoustic I have to admit my expectations were not too high. The size is very comfortable andI received the guitar yesterday and gave it a once-over checking the finish and craftmanship. The finish was impeccable, beautiful and would stand up to any instument I have owned; if this had Taylor, Martin or Gibson (all of which I own) on the headstock it would have been three times the price. The quality is evident and the attention to detail really stands out. After removing all the protective covers and tags I just looked at the thing for a while. It is quite beautiful. The mahogany neck has a beautiful figuring on it which I wasn't expecting. The rosewood back and sides are dark, figured and beautiful and the sunburst finish on the top is stunning. The ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, binding, inlays, purfling and fretwork are all top notch. The electronics are simple and the built in tuner is spot on. The only thing I didn't love were the strings but just because I am not accustomed to these particular strings. I usually play Elixer strings.

            The Sound is beautiful, tight and articulate. I don't usually play plugged in but just to check it out, the electronics when plugged in are an accurate representation of the acoustic sound. The small body size means that the lows are not as booming as a Dreadnought or GS but they are beautiful on their own. It was louder than I was expecting and had really good sustain. The tone is perfect for what i was looking for and the size is perfect for, really anything, but I will use it as my go-to guitar when I want to just play. Very comfortable without sacrificing volume or tone. I don't know how they did it. I would give this my highest recommendation and have gained a new respect for both Fender acoustics and Chinese manufacturing. The case is very high quality. This one was a win.

             
            5.0

            Received a different older version. Still a great guitar

            By JimEddie

            from Midwest

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Paramount Series PM-2 Deluxe Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              When MF ran a sale on these, I picked up a second one, because I liked it so much.
              I was saddened to see it was different from the first one I bought a year ago. See my other review here, where I stated "One fantastic thing that Fender did on the guitar, was place the output jack lower on the side of the guitar instead of using the strap pin location. I never liked leaning my guitar against something with a cord sticking right out of the bottom". Well.. bummer, this one has it on the strap pin. It seems to be the same electronics inside, but the output jack panel just has a Fender F on it, whereas my earlier one is branded Fishman. It is not reason/grounds to return it, but just disappointing. The new one has an older serial number inside, so I imagine MF was clearing out some older stock. It seems to me that the move to lower the jack was an improvement, further reason to suspect the one I got today was older than the one from a year ago. Other than that read my other review for my overall thoughts on this great guitar.

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