Squier has reached back into the annals of rock history to resurrect Fender's most memorable original guitar design. We're talking about the Toronado, of course! This fan-favorite 4-knob, twin-humbucker tone machine has been responsible for some serious radio hits of the late 1990s forward, and is now back to foist its Sunset Strip vibes and impeccable Fender finishes on a new generation of players. This uncommon Offset is fueled by Squier's take on Fender's firebreathing Atomic pickups, which pack the heat you need to be heard from any side of the stage and a flavor to fuel your amps and stomps in fresh ways. Each pickup's independent volume and tone controls unleash a massive range of contemporary Fender colors, from punchy blues rhythms and smooth jazz cleans to a pummeling palm-mute crunch. The easy-playing 24.75" scale adds extra slinkiness to the timeless Fender formula. And a Slim "C"-profile maple neck gives this axe the speed and reach you need to take on '80s shred to modern progressive metal. Don't miss your chance to get your hands on this forgotten piece of Fender history — order your Squier Paranormal Toronado electric guitar through Music Experience while supplies last.
Not quite a Jazzmaster and not quite a Jaguar, the carve of Squier's Paranormal Toronado body is something altogether unique. It's paired with a slightly reduced 24.75"-scale maple neck for a slinky response in the hand and effortless access to all the Toronado's 22 narrow-tall frets.
The Paranormal Toronado rocks a pair of high-output Atomic humbuckers to frontload your amps and dirt boxes. Yet for all their output, both pickups clean up pretty well with the spin of their independent volume knobs.
Not a trem user? This Toronado is for you. The lack of a vibrato bridge promotes rock-solid tuning stability for greasy blues to downtuned metal. The string-through design delivers a rich resonance that permeates all the way up and down the instrument.
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.
Originally introduced by Fender in 1998, the Toronado® became a fresh face in the crowd of offset-style guitars with its unique curves and crushing tone. The Paranormal Toronado delivers several player-friendly features including a slim “C” shaped neck with a slick gloss finish, a string-through-body bridge for solid string stability, individual volume and tone controls for a wide range of tonal variety, and an easy-playing 24.75” scale length. 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 vintage-style bridge features individual saddles for precise adjustment and a string-through-body design for optimal resonance.
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 String-thru Hardtail Bridge
2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Nickel-plated Steel, .009-.042
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