Fender has a long history of pushing the envelope and re-imagining their own shapes to create new designs. This has taken the form of the American-made Parallel Universe guitars, and the Mexican-made Alternate Reality range.
In 2020 this idea was brought to Squier with the Paranormal range. Featuring re-imaginings of some of the most iconic body shapes in the company’s history, the Paranormal guitars and basses mark the return of the Toronado, Cyclone, Super-Sonic, Offset Telecaster, Cabronita, and the ’54 Jazz Bass.
Take a look at through range and find your Paranormal dream-machine.
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.
Available in Graphite Metallic and Ice Blue Metallic with an Indian Laurel Fretboard, this model will transport any player into a Paranormal realm.
The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline brings the Tele a step beyond its 1950s roots into a Paranormal realm. Featuring dual Fender-Designed alnico Jazzmaster single-coil pickups and Cabronita Tele styling, this semi-hollow model provides versatile tones perfect for a variety of musical settings. Further player-friendly callouts include a string-through-body bridge for solid string stability, a slim “C”-shape neck profile for easy playability and a gloss neck finish for a slick feel.
Available in Olympic White and Fiesta Red with a Maple Fretboard, the Cabronita is the perfectly blends between the Tele and Jazzmaster.
Paranormal Offset Telecaster
The Paranormal Offset Telecaster is the quintessential mashup of Fender features, combining the components of the iconic Tele with the comfort and style of the Jazzmaster offset body shape. With its dual Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups and string-through-body bridge design, this guitar’s versatile voice will sing with sustain. Other callouts include a slim “C”-shape neck profile, a gloss neck finish for a slick feel, and chrome hardware that is sure to catch the spotlight.
The Paranormal Offset Telecaster is available with a Maple Fretboard in Natural and Surf Green.
The Paranormal Cyclone combines details from several iconic Fender models to create a whirlwind that is greater than the sum of its parts. With a small offset body shape borrowed from the Mustang, pickups and vintage-style tremolo from a Stratocaster, and controls from a Jaguar, this guitar delivers standout style and versatile tone perfect for any musical genre. Further player-friendly callouts include a 24.75” scale length and slim “C”-shape neck profile for easy playability and a gloss neck finish for a slick feel.
Available with an Indian Laurel Fretboard, in Daphne Blue and Shell Pink.
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, Dual Squier Atomic humbucking pickups, transcendent playability and earth-shattering tone, this model will transport any player into a Paranormal realm.
Available with an Indian Laurel Fretboard, in Lake Placid Blue and Black.
Paranormal Jazz Bass '54
The Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 turns fiction into reality, combining the easy playability and tonal versatility of the J Bass with the classic looks of its older sibling, the Precision Bass (around 1954, the P Bass® transitioned from a slab body to a contoured body). This bass is easy to play thanks to its “C”-shaped neck profile and narrow 1.5” nut width and offers out-of-this-world tone courtesy of its dual Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups. Further refinements include a vintage-style bridge and tuning machines, dual concentric volume and tone controls, and a sprawling ’50s-style pickguard that transports the Jazz Bass back in time.
Available in Butterscotch Blonde with a Maple Fretboard.