Squier Paranormal: a cheap version of Fender Parallel Universe
Squier Paranormal, the new series from Fender’s second brand that replicates the Parallel Universe and Alternate Reality series, of course, at cheaper and more accessible prices.
Fender today announced a new series of Squier guitars, the Paranormal Series. The brand described the aim of this launch to revive “forgotten models.” Thus, the second brand of the giant of the electric guitar industry takes us on a journey “through time with the guitars that should have been”. There are “twists and turns in the classic specs”, as well as adding a new model of baritone electric guitar.
All guitars are, unsurprisingly from Squier, cheaply priced, but they do offer some reincarnations of hidden gems from Fender. You may also be interested in learning more about the differences between Fender and Squier guitars.
Paranormal Series Models
Squier Paranormal Tornado
This offset electric guitar was originally introduced by Fender. This is a musical instrument made to rock. It features a setup more familiar to guitarists attracted to Gibson. The three position pickup switch is located on the top horn. It also has individual tone and volume controls for each humbucker pickup. In addition, it has a fixed hardtail bridge. The maple neck with 9.5″ radius laurel fingerboard features the famous comfortable C-shaped profile. The guitar has an scale of 24.75″ scale length also deviates from the “normal” for Fender or Squier and is more familiar to Gibson. Finally, the body is poplar with a glossy or gloss polyurethane finish.
Squier Paranormal Tornado: Price
The Squier Paranormal Tornado is priced in large musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites of € 459 or $ 349.99.
Squier Offset Paranormal Telecaster
If you are a lover of Offset design and aesthetics and classic Telecaster audio, this is your ideal guitar. All classic Telecaster controls, hardware and pickups on a Jazzmaster or Jaguar style body. The one-piece maple neck features a slim C-shaped profile, 9.5″ inch radius and 22 Narrow Tall frets and of course the classic headstock shape to boot. The body wood for the Surf Green finish is poplar and for the Natural finish it is okume -okoume-. Finally, the scale is the classic 25.5″ inch Telecaster.
Squier Offset Paranormal Telecaster: Price
The Squier Offset Paranormal Telecaster is priced in large musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites of € 459 or $ 399.99.
Squier Paranormal Cyclone
Another model that combines different Fender models. Squier Cyclone guitar has a poplar body shaped like a Mustang, Alnico singlecoil pickups and synchronized tremolo bridge from the Stratocaster and the Lead circuit controls from a Jaguar: All three pickups come angled like the bridge on the Strat, and can be activated independently with the Jaguar-like control. The maple neck with laurel fretboard has a 9.5″ radius C-shape profile, which is finished with a large 70’s Strat-style headstock with vintage-style tuners and reaches a scale length of 24.75″ inches. The 22 frets are Narrow Tall and the inlays are pearl dots or dots.
Squier Paranormal Cyclone: Price
The Squier Paranormal Cyclone is priced in major musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites of € 459 or $ 399.99.
Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic
With an inverted Jazzmaster-type poplar body, the Super-sonic is a novel and quirky design. The headstock is also inverted. Regarding the pickups, the guitar has two Zebra humbucking: Squier Atomics. The maple neck with laurel fretboard features a C-shaped profile and has a 24″ scale and narrow 1.5″ inch nut width. The bridge is a vintage-style Stratocaster synchro tremolo.
Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic: Price
The Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic is priced in large musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites of € 459 or $ 349.99.
Squier Cabronita Telecaster Thinline
The Squier Paranormal Cabronita Telecaster Thinline is a well-known model at Fender, but a new Squier. In addition, another novelty is that it comes with Jazzmaster type pickups. This model has a poplar semi-hollow Telecaster body and the classic Cabronita pickguard. The alnico single coil pickups give this musical instrument a unique character. This guitar has a bridge is a Hardtail with vintage Strat type saddles. The neck and fingerboard are either maple profiled, which comes with a slim C or Slim C profile. The 25.5″ inch scale and headstock are traditional Telecaster.
Squier Paranormal Cabronita Telecaster Thinline: Price
The Squier Paranormal Cabronita Telecaster Thinline is priced in large musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites at € 459 or $ 399.99.
Squier Telecaster Cabronita Baritone
This unique Telecaster will allow you to reach new worlds of audio. Not only does this Squier Paranormal come with a baritone scale length, which is 26.5″ inches, it is also equipped with two Fender-designed alnico P90 pickups for added kick and twang. The rest goes in line with a solid-bodied Cabronita. The poplar body is solid. Maple neck with laural fingerboard. The bridge is a vintage saddle hardtail from Strat with a Type-C profile and cream pickguard that contrasts with a deep black finish.
Squier Paranormal Telecaster Cabronita Baritone: Price
The Squier Paranormal Telecaster Cabronita Baritone is priced in large musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites of € 459 or $ 399.99.
Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54
The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 is the only electric bass in the series. This beautiful musical instrument combines the tonal versatility and comfort of a J Bass with the vintage aesthetic of its older brother, the 1954 Precision Bass. It is equipped with two alnico singlecoil pickups, and has a large 1950s style pickguard or pickguard. The scale is 34″ inches.
Guitar body is made of poplar with a Jazz Bass-type ash top and back. The neck is made entirely of maple, with 20 “Narrow Tall” frets and black dots inlays.
Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54: Price
The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 is priced in major musical instrument stores as well as online sales websites of € 459 or $ 399.99.
Which one do you like most about the new Squier Paranormal Series?
All images are courtesy of Fender
For more information on the guitar, visit Fender web site.
You can share opinions or also chat about this and more with other musicians in our comments section.