Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster Owners Club

Sune Andersson

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A couple of weeks ago I bought me an Shell Pink Offset Telecaster, and I am really impressed of this guitar! I know there’s a lot of guitar players interested in this model.
Let’s get together here and show off our beloved Squier Offset Teles! I have already changed the tuners (staggered Gotoh vintage tuners in nickel) and the bridge (a Gotoh vintage bridge with compensated brass saddles.
 

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cb3000

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I'm with you! I have that exact guitar. Offset telecasters are my absolute dream guitar. You get the sound of a tele but the comfortable body of a jazz master-plus they look cool as hell.

I changed the bridge plate but I like the sound of the stock saddles so I am compensating them myself. I kept the stock pickups as well for 2 reasons:
you can adjust the pole piece heights to even out string to string volume.
I actually love the sound-the bridge pickup is just nasty and the neck pickup is fat. I put Gotoh tuners on mine as well but I have to say the stock ones were holding really well for me.
I have the guts from my Am Pro II tele in mine so I can do series and it has a nice treble bleed. I'll post a pic soon--
 

Tortfeezorz

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I'll post some pics later but I bought the surf green last year which I love. I've always been a fan of the 1960s colors on guitars and offset body but never loved the busy switches everywhere look of jaguars and jazzmasters. This is a perfect fit. I contemplated the toranado in the series but this is my second guitar and felt a tele was more versatile.

No mods yet and I go back and forth about replacing the neck pickup. Sometimes I like the sound but other times it feels too muddy. I dunno, my first guitar is a questionable hondo strat I bought from a pawn shop in high school that I've turned into a project. Maybe that's enough tinkering for now.
 

Sune Andersson

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Had this Okoume Offset Tele for a few months now. Completely loving it. Made a custom brass pickguard. Looking at saddle upgrades and possibly a middle pickup. View attachment 966832 My new #1
That brass pickguard looks so cool! It’s funny that the first year’s offset bodies were made in okoume and the second year in poplar.
 
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azureglo

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Hey Sune, nice to see you here, count me in: Got this NOS a few weeks back looking like this,

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So far, had neck change, triple tree , back PU disconnected and rewired to original Esquire spec but neck only with treble cut on position 1, obligatory pot and saddle change


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Next up is a Gotoh GTC201 six saddle bridge with a blanking plate for the removed rear pickup and this Roswell incarnation of the Charlie Christian "P90" type, should make me a fine sit down jazz box.

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azureglo

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If that was asked of me, its because I like thin glossy necks and collect Stat CV necks to put on other guitars. In the case of my Offset tele, it already had a thin glossy neck but I wanted RW ( laurel) not maple and the CV60s Strat neck was available in my stash.
 

Kerberos

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I've been playing Jazzmasters for over 50 years, love the body style. These Offset Tele's look like a blast. From reviews I've seen, the necks appear to be very thin. What's the opinion on the Necks, and the Pickups? Seems like a great guitar to Mod!
 

brrobert

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I am curious, why did you change the neck? I have been looking at these guitars online, wondering how they are.
A whole bunch of reasons... I have two fender guitars (tele and starcaster) with maple neck, the Squier necks are pretty skinny, so I wanted to have a larger Fender neck, I thought the rosewood might look nice (and picks up more of the jaguar/jazzmaster feel).

I had a black bigsby on it for a bit, thinking it would pick up the pickguard and bridge pu, but it looked cheesy.

Was wondering how butterscotch with black guard would look with rosewood neck. In the end, I really like the look. Nice thing about Fenders and you can always try another neck.
 

brrobert

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I've been playing Jazzmasters for over 50 years, love the body style. These Offset Tele's look like a blast. From reviews I've seen, the necks appear to be very thin. What's the opinion on the Necks, and the Pickups? Seems like a great guitar to Mod!
Neck is skinny. I changed the pickups to Vintera 50's. The stock pickups weren't horrible.
 

Kerberos

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I just want to add, yesterday I was in the vicinity of a Guitar center. I decided to make a quick stop, and look around. To my amazement, they actually had the Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster in stock. The neck pickup was pretty dull, the bridge pickup was OK. Oddly, I found the neck do-able. I'm use to the Vintage Jazzmaster Neck, quite thick and a 7.25" radius. This Tele was thinner, but wasn't killing my hands. I could live with for a while. Very nicely built. I put it on my short list!
 

cyclopean

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I always want these to have something else for a neck pickup (c’mon, the neck pickup is the worst thing about telecasters, just put something else in there - strat, jag, p90, jazzmaster …) and to have an offset trem.

And a jag high pass filter would be pretty great too.
 




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