This is a Manufacturer Refurbished guitar. It is stamped used on the back of the headstock and has the original serial number has been replaced with a new one, to prevent false warrany claims. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected and cleared by a certified technician.
Why I play Refurbished guitars and why you should probably play one too:
I purchased a Gibson Les Paul New in 1977. What was the first thing I did? I changed the strings and lowered the action. Around 1988 I had to replace the Potentiometers. I replaced them with the same Gibson 500K pots. In the 90’s I had a couple of finish chips filled in and replaced the tuners which were getting sloppy. All of these repairs were performed by a Gibson Certified repair technician. So…What do you think is this a nice vintage guitar or is a refurbished guitar? The answer is yes to both questions.
By-in large the repairs that are made to the guitars marked USED or 2nd are very slight to include replacement of Pots and tuners to no repairs at all. In the early 2000’s FMIC purchased the Jackson, Guild, and Guitar brand names, but not actual merchandise. Hundreds of Japanese made Jacksons, Korean made Gretsh and Guilds were marked USED and sold as refurbished. Other than a full inspection and set up, nothing was repaired on these guitars. Last year Peavey introduced a line of Mandolins at the NAMM show. They did not sell enough to go into full production so those NAMM samples were marked USED and sold to resellers like myself.
So what you get (at least from us) are quality guitars that are players. They are ready to go, and you will save 10 to 20% off the Minimum Advertised Price from the big box stores. Since they have also had a pro set up they may be better than buying new. They are certianly less expensive and more consistent than buying used.
About this guitar:
Standard Dreadnought U.S.-designed Paramount Series acoustic instruments are finely crafted and specially voiced to bring your artistic vision to life. Each all-solid guitar offers many legacy design elements of classic ’60s models, including special checkerboard binding and rosettes, unique pickguard shape, and abalone and mother-of-pearl “Concert Tone” fretboard inlays. And even with this art deco look, Paramount instruments still retain their footing in modern design. All-new Fender- and Fishman-designed PM preamp systems are equipped with specially voiced for each body shape in the series, ensuring complete tonal control and variation.
Available in a vintage-inspired natural tinted finish, the Paramount Standard Dreadnought features not only thoughtful vintage appointments, but also the craftsmanship of a truly high-performing instrument. Crafted from premium all-solid tonewoods such as mahogany back and sides and Sitka spruce top and equipped with quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing, the Standard dreadnought is designed with freely vibrating, resonant tone in mind. It also features a fast-playing “C”- shaped mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, both of which are designed to accommodate the most demanding playing styles.