Squier revives Fender classics with the Paranormal Series

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New range marks the return of the Fender Toronado, Cyclone, Super-Sonic, Offset Telecaster, Cabronita and many more

Fender has unveiled the first of its releases due for the show with the Squier Paranormal Series, which brings several forgotten gems from the Fender archive back to life.(Guitarworld.com)

That means beloved cult classic electric guitars such as the Toronado, Cyclone, Super-Sonic and Cabronita are available again, as well as the Offset Telecaster, a new Baritone Cabronita and a fresh vintage-styled Jazz Bass configuration.

All these new models feature poplar bodies available in two finishes (apart from the Baritone Cabronita), and C-shaped, gloss-finished maple necks, as well as either string-through-body hardtail bridges or Stratocaster tremolos.

The new releases are available to preorder now, and will ship in summer/fall 2020. Read on for the lowdown on all Squier’s Paranormal activity…

Squier Paranormal Toronado – $349

Squier Paranormal Series electric guitars and basses

Squier Paranormal Toronado in Lake Placid Blue (Image credit: Fender)
The Toronado was first launched back in 1998, and teamed a modified offset shape with dual humbuckers. Its Squier revival features a slim, gloss-finished C-shaped neck with Gibson-like 24.75” scale length, hardtail bridge, and individual volume and tone controls for its pair of high-output Atomic humbuckers.

 

Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster – $399

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Squier Paranormal Series electric guitars and basses

Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster in Natural (Image credit: Fender)

Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic – $349

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Squier Paranormal Series electric guitars and basses

Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic in Graphite Metallic (Image credit: Fender)The original reverse-offset Super-Sonic actually began life as a Squier model launched in 1997. This latest version features dual Atomic humbuckers, a C-shape neck profile, narrow 1.5” nut width and vintage-style tremolo. Not to mention that ace reverse headstock.

Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster – $399

Squier Paranormal Series electric guitars and basses

Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster in Black (Image credit: Fender)

Now we’re talking! Squier has lowered the Cabronita’s tone with a 27” scale length, as well as the same Alnico single coils that appear on its non-baritone sibling. It packs a solid poplar body, too.

 

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