With something strange for everyone.
Fender made a splash last year with their Squier Paranormal series, and following on from the Affinity series, their 2021 Paranormal offerings are out now! There’s seven unique guitar models here from the wacky and sparkly Super-Sonic to the more traditional Offset Telecaster all at the quality and price point you’d expect from a Squier guitar.
What you need to know:
- Fender have released the Squier Paranormal Series range of guitars and basses.
- The range, which is made up from oddball combinations of old and new Fender models features seven unique guitars.
- Standouts from the Paranormal Series include the Toronado, Jazz Bass ’54 and the Super-Sonic.
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Mixing and matching design cues from classic and interesting Fender guitars, the Paranormal Series features some slick looks. Take the Offset Telecaster for example, it offers the components of a Tele, combined with the body shape and style of a Jazzmaster which not only looks tight but is a comfortable play. All offerings in this series feature a “C” shaped neck for fast and comfy playing.
The Paranormal Toronado revitalises a guitar of the same name from the late ’90s featuring dual humbucking pickups with individual tone and volume controls for each and a 3-way pickup selector. It has a 24.75″ scale length and is one of the more unique guitars in their entire range.
But likely the most unique is the Paranormal Super-Sonic, which has a reverse offset body shape, dual Squier Atomic humbucking pickups, an upside down headstock and a vintage-style tremelo bridge. Pair all this with the Blue Sparkle finish and you’re sure to spook a few traditional guitar heads.
For the bass players out there, the Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 combines the playability of a J Bass with the look and contoured body of a P Bass. There’s dual Fender-Designed alnico single coil pickups controlled via two concentric knobs (one knob controls tone and volume) and an old school pickguard combined with chrome hardware for a dazzling bass.
The other guitars in the Paranormal Series are cool too, with a couple of Cabronita Teles and a Cyclone rounding out the offerings. There’s something for everyone here and we’d advise you go check ’em out.
Have a look at a few of these new guitars in this video below.
Head to Fender to check out the new Paranormal Series guitars.