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 PM-1 dreadnought deluxe has a strong low end 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. The dread has a 643mm (25.3-inch) scale length and a 43mm (1.690-inch) nut width with regular Fender bridge spacing of 55mm.
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.
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.