Squier Paranormal Strat-O-Sonic Vintage Blonde

6-String Electric Guitar with Laurel Fingerboard.
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Squier Paranormal Strat-O-Sonic Vintage Blonde

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  • £354.00
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Description & Specs

Making a comeback from its early-2000s Fender® origins, the Strat-O-Sonic brings several satisfying ingredients to the Stratocaster® recipe for a truly special Squier®. Featuring dual Fender-Designed alnico soapbar single-coil pickups with 3-way switching, push/pull controls for series/parallel and phase switching in position 2, a short and easy-to-play 24.75" scale length and a compensated wraparound-style bridge, this Paranormal model delivers bold, new flavor to a Fender favorite. Other player-friendly details include a slim and comfortable "C"-shaped neck profile with a fast-playing 12” radius fingerboard, a gloss neck finish for a slick yet confident feel, and vintage-style tuning machines for smooth, accurate tuning.


Series: Squier Paranormal
Product Color: Vintage Blonde
Factory Setup: E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)


Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: Okoume
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane


Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Fingerboard Material: Laurel
Nut Material: Graphite
Nut Width: 1.65" (42mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Scale Length: 24.75" (629mm)
Number of Frets: 22 Frets
Neck Joint: 4-Bolt Squier
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
Inlay Shape: Dots


Bridge Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Soapbar Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Soapbar Single-Coil
Controls and Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, Master Volume (Push/Pull), Master Tone (Push/Pull)
Electronics Notes: Push/Pull Volume Knob Selects Pickups In Series (Up) And Parallel (Down) In Position 2, Push/Pull Tone Knob Selects Pickups In-Phase (Down) And Out-Of-Phase (Up) In Position 2


Hardware Color: Chrome
Bridge: Compensated Wrap-Around
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
String Tree: Dual-Wing
Fret Wire: Narrow Tall
Saddle: Metal
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Knobs: Black "Bell-Style"
Switch Cap: Black
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Bryan D.
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I recommend this product


I have the transparent red color. The body is so familiar and comfortable - the Strat shape is one of the most comfortable designs ever. It is surprising how athletic the neck feels. You’re so used to a Strat feeling a certain size and when you put your hand on the fretboard it makes you stop and think, woah, this is amazing. Think about this guitar as Fender’s LP Junior, except that it’s so much more comfortable than one. The pickups are actually very good, really good and some people will change them but you really don’t need to. The tuners are good, and the wraparound tail piece is fine. It’s actually branded for a rival company, so why reinvent the wheel. There’s no need to change anything, but I’ve seen a video where they change the bridge to an adjustable wraparound. I think I might add some shielding paint and maybe look at the output jack, switch and pots, but it is definitely good enough out of the box. I lowered the action, so maybe that took a minute or two. But otherwise it is hard to find a niftier guitar regardless of price. I’m hoping that CME can have these made in a CME Exclusive transparent orange. That might be the best thing I have ever suggested to anyone about a guitar in my 50 plus years of playing. So hey you gents at CME, have these done up in a smoky dark orange!!

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