With a few modern touches, the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic model resurrects an unusual, short-lived and increasingly collectible ancestor of the late 1990s, the Squier Vista Series Super-Sonic guitar. Very ... Read More
With a few modern touches, the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic model 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) 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.
Includes gig bag.
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When the Pawn Shop line rolled out this beauty instantly caught my eye. It has the same body style as my favorite guitar, the Gibson Firebird, at half the price. From the sparkle paint that just catches the light, to the upside-down headstock, this guitar just demands to be looked at. And its tone matches the style perfectly. It's great for rock to metal, as the duel Humbuckers give it a heavier, more aggressive tone that some Fenders lack, but you can still get the lighter twang that the Fender Single Coils are known for. If you're looking for a guitar with looks and tone in a unique package, look no more.