Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™


Model #: 0143800325

Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Apple Red Flake

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Players continue to praise the Pawn Shop Series for evoking the more eccentric Fender creations of the mid-'60s to mid-'70s while delivering thoroughly modern sound and quality with a wealth of various Fender elements. New for 2013, the Pawn Shop Series introduces yet another pleasingly unconventional assortment of "guitars that never were but should have been," in which new models take the stage and long-vanished classics return in modern form.

With a few modern touches, the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™ guitar resurrects an unusual, short-lived and increasingly collectible ancestor of the late 1990s, the Squier® Vista Series Super-Sonic guitar. Very little about the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic isn't highly distinctive—from its diminutive offset "reverse" body (resembling an upside-down Jazzmaster® or Jaguar® guitar) and upside-down headstock to its short scale (24") and dual canted Atomic™ humbucking pickups (only the bridge pickup was canted on the original Squier models). Then there are the controls—neck pickup volume and bridge pickup volume only (no tone control), which are reverse-wired like the Squier original, meaning that the bridge pickup volume is the one closest to the bridge and the neck pickup volume is the one farthest from it.

Other features include a "C"-shaped maple neck with "bullet"-style truss rod, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching and dual Jazz Bass control knobs, three-ply parchment pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners and new Super-Sonic four-bolt neck plate.

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stevie_bees on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

I remember the original Squier Vista series Super-sonics and falling in love with the quirky looks and the sparkly finishes. I played a white one for a little while and my initial thoughts at the time were that I would probably rewire it to have a single volume and a tone control. I loved the playability and enjoyed how spritely my fingers felt on the shorter 24 inch scale.
I sat down in a local music shop to try this latest Fender version with the same joy at the design of this instrument. I also thought that I would have the same reservations about the 2 volume controls. Now, you have to consider that about 12 years has past since I tried the originals, and my musical 'ear' has developed (whether for the better is not for me to say!). I was plugged in to a Pro Junior, and so as not to upset the entire shop the volume was set to about 2. Of course, I was initially flummoxed by the warmer tones coming from the guitar when I had the pickup selector in the down position, until I remembered that the switched was wired back to front! Lovely flutey tones from the neck pickup, and ideal for Gilmour clean melodies with the volume backed off just a little. Switch to the bridge pickup where i expected the lack of a tone control to be a problem and all I found was a full-bodied tone with a nice bit of bite, especially when digging in a little. I play in a band that covers quite a wide range of tunes, so I need some flexibility in my guitars. Setting the pickup selector to the mid position and tweaking the volumes to taste kept me more than amused! In fact instead of worrying about whether I'd need a tone control, my thoughts started to wonder whether I would really need the pickup selector, and just select my tones using the volume controls!
I have a large family and therefore my guitar related purchases have to be seriously considered, and then saved up for. The sparkly, versatile little tone machine has just jumped to the top of my shopping list!

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Model Name: Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Apple Red Flake
Model Number: 0143800325
Series: Pawn Shop
Color: Apple Red Flake

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Other

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rod Nut: Bullet Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Super-Sonic

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Atomic™ Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Atomic™ Humbucking
Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge), Volume 2. (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
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