If you missed the boat on one of Fender's limited-run Pawn Shop Super-Sonics — affectionately named the Hendrix Jagmaster by some at Music Experience — then the Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic is one guitar you don't want to sleep on. The Super-Sonic's reverse offset body and slinky 24"-scale reverse-headstock neck provide a look and play that is unique among all the Fender-Squier catalog. It's fueled by Squier's take on Fender's firebreathing Atomic humbuckers, which pack the heat you need to be heard from anywhere onstage and a unique flavor to drive your amps and stomps in fresh ways. The Super-Sonic's independent volume knobs free you up to dial in each pickup to taste: dial back the neck humbucker for chunky rhythms and run the bridge full-bore into your dirty channel, then toggle with the flip of a switch. These controls also free you up to do Morello- and Buckethead-style stutter stops, which itself is a pretty unique trick among the Squier universe. The Paranormal Super-Sonic also features a vintage-style tremolo bridge that's capable of expressive note bending and powerful sonic texturizing without a steep learning curve.
The Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic is a tasty twist on the timeless Fender Offset. Its sculpted curves and mirror-image design provide a unique way for players to approach the electric guitar as an instrument. Its 24"-scale maple neck remains ultra-slinky in the hand at standard tunings while providing a distinctive alt-leaning tonality that's great for exploring fresh styles of music — surf rock to indie dream pop.
Like last decade's Super-Sonic, the Squier Paranormal packs a set of high-output Atomic humbuckers to strip the training wheels off your amps and dirt boxes. Yet for all their output, both pickups clean up pretty well with the spin of their respective volume knobs.
If you've been searching for an Offset with a classic-style trem, the Paranormal Super-Sonic has a familiar touch. Its tremolo bridge responds much more like a Strat than a Jag/Jazz in terms of throw and reach, which makes it an easy transition for traditional Fender and Squier players.
To create the Paranormal series, the mad scientists at Squier broke down a selection of Fender’s most popular designs to the atomic level and smashed them together, bringing to life some of the coolest aberrant axes we’ve ever seen. Flipped headstocks, Frankenstein electronics, necks on bodies to which they don’t belong — these guitars and basses break all the rules! So, if you’ve ever desired to chuck a set of P-90s into a La Cabronita, play a Mustang with the voice of a Strat, or own a J-Bass dressed up as a P-Bass, you’ll love the Squier Paranormal series.
The Paranormal Super-Sonic™ is stranger than fiction with its reverse body shape and headstock, producing massive tone courtesy of its dual Squier Atomic humbucking pickups. The Super-Sonic is lightning fast with its “C”-shape neck profile and narrow 1.5” nut width, and also features a vintage-style tremolo for expressive string bending effects. With its otherworldly looks, transcendent playability and earth-shattering tone, this model will transport any player into a Paranormal realm.
This model features Squier Atomic humbucking pickups for modern tone without hum.
The Super-Sonic features an exclusive neck plate design for a unique aesthetic touch.
Sporting classic looks, these vintage-style tuning machines provide rock-solid tuning stability and smooth action.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Number of Frets||22, Narrow Tall|
6-saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
2 x volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Nickel-plated Steel, .009-.042
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