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New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:24 pm
by Mondaysoutar
https://www.guitarworld.com/news/strato ... azz-deluxe

Probably posted already, just seen this on Reddit.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:27 pm
by blunderbuss
I don’t dig the solid rosewood necks. They just feel gross in my hands.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:49 pm
by SAVEStheDAY
It's interesting, but not really for me. Especially at that price tag. I'm hoping there's a bunch more weirdness in the un-NAMM announcements yet to come.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:10 pm
by mbene085
I like the SSS mashup with the strat bridge and the Ventures model/XII contour to the pickguard, but that colour plus that pickguard plus the all rosewood neck are just :k

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:27 pm
by smjenkins
Processing my feelings:

+ Bass VI shaped pick guard
+ Body binding
+ Green finish
+ gold guard

- All rosewood neck on not all rosewood guitar
- Strat trem
- Not traditional Fender style neck blocks
- Weird shaped pick guard around the bridge area
- Inconsistent pickup orientations

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:26 am
by HarlowTheFish
Okay that color combo hurts my eyes NGL.

Other than that, it looks . . . fine? Like, it's for the same people who like the Offset Telecaster as the JM-shaped other-Fender, which I respect, but this one just doesn't click quite right for me. Maybe it's the color combo messing with my head, but IMO despite all the complaining about it I see here, I think Suhr and Anderson got the offset Strat a bit more right than this.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:30 am
by mbene085
HarlowTheFish wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:26 am
Maybe it's the color combo messing with my head, but IMO despite all the complaining about it I see here, I think Suhr and Anderson got the offset Strat a bit more right than this.
For sure, the colour combo of seafood, gold, white, and dark brown makes no sense, but even Fender knows how to make a better Offset Strat than this.

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The Sixty-Six was routed HSH and could already fit three strat pickups as-is. Didn't have a ton of wasted real estate behind the bridge like the strat-ified JMs, either.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:53 am
by HarlowTheFish
mbene085 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:30 am
For sure, the colour combo of seafood, gold, white, and dark brown makes no sense, but even Fender knows how to make a better Offset Strat than this.

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The Sixty-Six was routed HSH and could already fit three strat pickups as-is. Didn't have a ton of wasted real estate behind the bridge like the strat-ified JMs, either.
Oh man I love the '66, this is such a killer axe. I couldn't get the MM5 I wanted (I think you gave me some pickup tips for it on another thread?) so I think I'm gonna have to build my own VI, and it's 100% getting a '66 body.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:46 pm
by andy_tchp
mbene085 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:30 am
HarlowTheFish wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:26 am
Maybe it's the color combo messing with my head, but IMO despite all the complaining about it I see here, I think Suhr and Anderson got the offset Strat a bit more right than this.
For sure, the colour combo of seafood, gold, white, and dark brown makes no sense, but even Fender knows how to make a better Offset Strat than this.
Their most recent output indicates that all decisions relating to colour and design are made by (a large) committee.


Fernandes have been making better 'Offset Strats' than this since the 1990s.

Re: New paranormal Strat Jazz Deluxe

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:38 am
by Powdered Toast Man
blunderbuss wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:27 pm
I don’t dig the solid rosewood necks. They just feel gross in my hands.
I'm not sure what this trend is either. I thought rosewood was becoming harder to source and that was why they started putting Pao Ferro on everything below MIA and now I've been seeing solid rosewood necks available on several models.

As for these new models, it's just mixing and matching stuff from Fender's parts bins. I don't think it costs them anything to slap Strat parts on a JM body, or Tele parts on a JM, or JM parts on a Strat, etc.