The Paragon Standard is my flagship model. For as long as I can remember, that classic single cutaway guitar has always been one of my favorties. Like most things built in the past, I found there was much room for improvement on this old design.
The Paragon is a modernized, upgraded version of those iconic late 50's guitars. Weight is an issue for some, so I designed a semi-hollow guitar that sounds like a solid body, but doesn't have the weight of a solid body. Our proprietary interior cavitie allows for material removal without sacrificing structural integrity or tone. The Paragon also features a sculpted heel area that allows for unbelievable upper fret access. The headstock angle is at a shallow 10* which allows for longer grain run out. This adds strength to the heastock area and the chances of a break are greatly reduced.
All Paragon Standards feature a beautifully carved Maple or Redwood top that takes its styling cues from the late 50's. As a matter of fact, all of my carved top Paragon guitars have the same exact top carve. There is a subtle hand formed recurve in every top that will take you back to the golden era.
The Paragon Standard is available in Solid, and Semi Hollow versions. The Solid version gives you those classic sustaining woody single cutaway rock tones ideal for everything from Hard rock to Blues. The Semi Hollow body is very resonant and airy while retaining a strong solid body tone.
The Paragon Jr and the Paragon Special are the workhorses of the Paragon Line. Desgined with the working, gigging musician in mind, these guitars are stripped down, bare bones, tone monsters.
The Paragon Jr is the classic single pickup bare bones rock and blues machine.
The Paragon Special adds the verstility of a neck pickup for even more tonal options.