Fender Launches Paramount Series and Squier 40th Anniversary Series Guitars

Fender, a leading manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers, has a new series of acoustic guitars and a series of Squier electric guitars to round out its arsenal of tools. Fender’s new Paramount Series and Squier 40th Anniversary Collection guitars are available for preorder at Adorama. Here’s a look at the new guitars and what customers can expect.

Paramount Series guitars. Photo from Fender.

Fender Paramount Series Guitars

Fender is once again expanding its offering for acoustic guitar players. The new Paramount Series guitars are here to impress with their premium materials and superior design. The series has six body types (listed below) to ensure a Paramount Series guitar for every guitarist.

Guitar Options in Paramount Series:

PD-220E Dreadnought

PS-220E Parlor

PO-220E Orchestra

PB-180E Banjo

PM-180E Mandolin

PR-180E Resonator Acoustic

The new Paramount series comprises three acoustic-electric models and three bluegrass instruments. At first glance, these models lean more toward a vintage design. Although, don’t be fooled. These instruments come packed with innovative features to improve your sound.

They are built with a solid spruce or mahogany top paired with solid mahogany back and sides. They feature an offset X- bracing pattern and soundhole-mounted controls. There’s also the brand-new Fender- and Fishman-designed Sonitone Plus pickup and, under the top, a body-sensing pickup to enhance the soundboard’s vibrations and provide a complete, balanced tone.

The guitars also have snowflake-style inlays, rope-style purfling, and rosette. They will be available in Natural or 3-Tone Vintage Sunburst, with Aged Cognac Burst on the all-mahogany models.

If you want something different, the series includes a Banjo, Mandolin, and Resonator Acoustic to round out the list with some bluegrass instruments. Each product also comes with a hardshell case or a gig bag – depending on the model.

Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars in Gold Edition. Photo from Fender.

Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars

Squier guitars have traditionally been known as excellent beginner-level electric guitars by parent company Fender. The brand began its production with Fender in 1982 — now 40 years ago. Since then, its products have become a staple in the industry as being reliable and affordable for those looking to start and grow their musical journey. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the brand has released a collection of stunning electric guitar models with only a limited quantity available in 2022.

Guitar Options in Squier 40th Anniversary Series

Precision Bass

Jazz Bass




Each of the five guitar options is available in two trim levels — the Gold Edition and Vintage Edition. It’s clear by the ten options within Squier’s 40th Anniversary Collection that Squier’s goal is to appeal to various personalities and preferences.

The Vintage Edition guitars are featured with aged chrome hardware, an anodized aluminum pickguard, a vintage-tinted maple neck with an engraved anniversary neck plate, and a satin finish. Meanwhile, the Gold Edition guitars have special gold-plated hardware, a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, and a bound Indian laurel fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, still with an engraved anniversary neck plate but a gloss finish throughout.

With the release of both the Paramount Series and Squier 40th Anniversary Collection, it’s clear that Fender remains dedicated to providing the perfect quality and sound for every kind of musician.


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