Fender PM-3 Standard "000" Acoustic-Electric w/ Cutaway, Fishman Preamp & Hard Case
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
Fender's Paramount Series PM-3 Standard “000” acoustic-electric guitar features rich solid mahogany back and sides paired with a solid Sitka spruce top...a proven tonewood combination. A peek inside this guitar's “neat as a pin” interior reveals carefully scalloped quartersawn “X”-bracing, ensuring sonic perfection with every pick and strum. The fast-playing “C”-shaped mahogany neck is mated to a dark rosewood fretboard. Notice the lack of a cost-cutting scarf joint where the neck meets the headstock. This is a subtle feature that is virtually unheard of...especially at this price. The solid Sitka spruce on this specific guitar's top is tightly grained and tapping on it with your knuckle reveals a distinct drum-like resonance.
The U.S.-designed, Asian built Paramount PM-3 Standard is a finely crafted and specially voiced 000 instrument designed to bring your artistic vision to life. Being a 000, this guitar is an excellent choice for a “does it all” instrument. Bass is firm while the highs remain crystalline and silky. The solid mahogany imparts a strong, woody presence to the mids, making it an excellent fingerpicker's guitar. And even though it sounds good now, it will only continue to improve with each passing year. Such is the nature of all solid wood construction...laminates simply don't compete.
The PM-3 Standard offers many legacy design elements of Fender's classic ’60s models, including checkerboard purfling and rosette, pickguard shape and mother-of-pearl "Concert Tone" fretboard inlays. But even with this art deco look, the PM-1 still retains its footing in modern design. An all-new Fender and Fishman-designed PM preamp system was specifically voiced for this specific body shape, ensuring complete tonal control and variation. It is complete with tuner, frequency (bass, master volume and treble) and a feedback busting phase control. Not only does this special engineering offer versatile ways to fine-tune your tone, but also imparts an elegant retro look reminiscent of vintage radio knobs.
Inspired by classic ‘60s Fender acoustic guitar designs, the black-and-white checkerboard purfling offsets the natural beauty of the PM-3 Standard's tonewoods. Adding to the "art nouveau" vibe of this guitar are its elegant inlays, constructed from mother of pearl for a truly awe-inspiring look. Based on an early 20th-century design, it's a vintage touch made accessible to the player of today. Additional “Wow” comes from the triple-bound back, neck and headstock with a rosewood headstock overlay.
This is a wonderful guitar and worthy of superior protection. As such, included with your guitar is the correct Fender deluxe hard case.
This guitar looks perfect and is free of any scratches, dings or cosmetic blemishes. When it arrived at our supplier, their team of techs inspected, played and tested this instrument and could find nothing needing repair. The only marks on it are the lightest of handling marks that happened during inspection and setup. You often see much more on guitars sitting out on open retail showroom floors.
And although this guitar played “well enough to sell” when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music, I have just given it a full "post factory" setup. The truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then, the frets were leveled, crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the saddle a bit and improve the action a bit, while still keeping the guitar free of fret buzz. The fretboard and bridge were conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and then it was polished. Lastly, it was given a fresh set of S.I.T. Phosphor Bronze strings gauged .012" to .054". The Paramount series is already a great value, and this example now raises the bar even further.
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
As always, the pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please call weekdays at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup is performed here, in our shop. Fender requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Fender Paramount Series PM-3 Standard Specifications:
Body Shape: “Triple O” w/ Cutaway
Body Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany
Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Neck: One Piece Mahogany
Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped "X"
Neck Profile: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25-3/8"
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Fretboard Radius: 15-3/4”
Finish: Gloss Natural
Rosette: Fender '60s Checkerboard
Number of Frets: 20
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dot
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Electronics: Fender/Fishman PM System
Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble, w/ Tuner & Phase Reverse
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Tuners: Open Back Vintage Style w/ Butter Bean Knobs
Pickguard: 1-Ply Tortoiseshell
Includes Deluxe Fender Hard Case
Manufacturer's Part #: 0960251221
UPC Code: 885978579792