PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he visits the EMG Pickup Factory. In this segment, we get to hear from James Kearney (Sales & Administration) about the basics on active pickups and their designs. In addition, we get to hear about the newly released Gold and Chrome covers for EMG 81/85/60 model pickups.



PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he visits the EMG Pickup Factory. In this segment, we get to hear from James Kearney (Sales & Administration) about the basics on active pickups and their designs. In addition, we get to hear about the newly released Gold and Chrome covers for EMG 81/85/60 model pickups.

Parlor dimensions and upscale appointments add up to a flattop that’s a pleasure to cradle.

Ultra playable, super comfortable, and great action. Beautiful design details. Sweet fingerstyle voice.

Pricey for an import.

$829

Fender Paramount PS-220E

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Fender’s new Paramount PS-220E Parlor is a million kinds of fun. For starters, imagine picking up a little old Stella tucked away in a dusty corner of a garage sale—only to find the action is perfect and the tuners actually work. Then consider the basic joys of any good little acoustic: how easy it is to hold, how light it is, how little room it takes up when you leave it sitting around the living room waiting for whatever spark of inspiration hits at random. The PS-220E dishes oodles of those small pleasures. And while the price isn’t exactly small for an imported instrument of this stature, the playability and versatility are equal to much more expensive instruments.

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