Fender PO-220E Orchestra – 3-Tone Vintage Sunburst
The Paramount PO-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 PO-220E features an offset X-bracing pattern that has been carefully refined to optimize resonance and tone. A Fender and Fishman®-designed pickup amplifies the warm, mid-focused tone of the PO-220E’s newly designed orchestra 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 PO-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 tone that’s warm and balanced, while solid spruce tops are generally categorized as brighter, with a broad dynamic range. Solid spruce tops are known for opening up and sounding better over time.
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 blend in the body-sensing transducer pickup with the Sonicore piezo. The soundhole-mounted controls preserve the vintage aesthetics
FEATHER-STYLE ROSETTE & PURFLING
Inspired by early vintage guitars, this feathered and checkered rosette and purfling pay homage to the classic acoustic designs of the 1930s and 40s.
An Orchestra body shape is a first for the Paramount line of guitars and is a perfect addition to the lineup. Unique to this series, the orchestra body shape excels in offering a great warm-mid focused sound.
SATIN NECK FINISH
The PO-220E features a smooth, satin neck finish for comfort and playability
THE PERFECT PREMIUM CASE
Diligently designed to accommodate each Paramount acoustic to perfection, each molded hardshell case features a useful storage compartment and plush interior lining making gig-to-gig transport a cinch.
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
Neck Binding:3-Ply W/B/W
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane with Gloss Polyester Headstock
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)