Fender PD-220E Dreadnought – 3-Tone Vintage Sunburst
The Paramount PD-220E combines state-of-the-art craftsmanship with vintage-inspired appointments, delivering the best of both worlds. Built with the choice of a solid spruce or solid mahogany top paired with solid mahogany back and sides, the PD-220E features an offset X-bracing pattern that has been carefully refined to optimize resonance and tone. A brand-new Fender and Fishman®-designed Sonitone Plus pickup amplifies the full, balanced tone of the PD-220E’s dreadnought body shape, while the soundhole-mounted controls preserve the vintage aesthetics. Under the top, a body-sensing pickup enhances the soundboard’s vibrations which can then be blended with the undersaddle Sonicore pickup.
Updated cosmetics include snowflake-shaped pearloid fingerboard inlays, feathered purfling, rosette, and backstrip, and a Black or Tiger Stripe pickguard. The PD-220E also features an ovangkol bridge and fingerboard, slim-taper mahogany neck, bone nut and saddle, and comes with a hardshell case.
-Updated bracing pattern
-Solid spruce or mahogany top; solid mahogany back and sides
-New Fender/Fishman® Sonitone Plus pickup with piezo and transducer
-Black or Tiger Stripe pickguard
-Includes hardshell case
Paramount acoustics feature all-solid construction to deliver outstanding tone. Solid mahogany top, back and sides achieve a sound that’s warm and balanced, while solid spruce tops are generally categorized as brighter, with a broad dynamic range.
FENDER-AND FISHMAN-DESIGNED SONITONE PLUS PREAMP
Specially voiced for the Paramount series, this preamp features a volume and a blend knob, allowing you to easily add in the body-sensing transducer to the undersaddle pickup. The soundhole-mounted controls preserve the vintage aesthetics
FEATHER-STYLE ROSETTE & PURFLING
Inspired by early vintage guitars, this rosette and purfling pay homage to the classic acoustic designs of the 1930s and 40s.
SATIN NECK FINISH
The PD-220E features a smooth, satin neck finish for comfort and playability
This tried-and-true body shape is great for projection and cutting through the mix with any band
THE PERFECT CASE
Designed to accommodate each Paramount acoustic to perfection, each molded hardshell case features plush interior lining and a useful storage compartment.
Body Back:Solid Mahogany
Body Sides:Solid Mahogany
Body Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Body Binding:Aged White with Feathered Checkered Purfling
Bracing:Quartersawn Scalloped “X”
Neck Binding:3-Ply W/B/W
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape:”C” Shape
Scale Length:25.3″ (643 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:15.75″ (400 mm)
Number of Frets:20
Nut Width:1.69″ (43 mm)
Controls:Volume, Blend (Body Pickup, Piezo)
Special Electronics:Fender®/Fishman® Sonitone™ Plus Soundhole Pickup System
Bridge Pins:Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Tuning Machines:Nickel Open-Back
Pickguard:1-Ply Tiger Striped
Strings:Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L Coated 80/20 (.012-.052 Gauges), PN 0730880303
Case/Gig Bag:Deluxe Black Hardshell (Black Interior)