“A quintessential mashup of Fender features”: Squier debuts a new Paranormal Telecaster/Jazzmaster hybrid – and revives Fender's mischievous Les Paul-inspired 'Troublemaker' in a new affordable form

Squier Paranormal Series
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender is continuing its mass rollout of new electric guitars with the launch of two limited edition Squier Paranormal models.

The series first launched in 2020 with the aim of reviving long-forgotten Fender builds for the modern era. A second wave followed a year later, but Squier saved its most bizarre batch for 2023.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.