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Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic  ·  Source: Instagram/Fender Japan

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Fender Japan has released a special Limited Edition version of the Super-Sonic, which takes the recent Squier Paranormal reissue and ups the build quality. So if you ever wanted one with Fender on the headstock instead of Squier, now is your chance.

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Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic

Fender Japan has yet another amazing limited edition run of a highly sought-after model, the Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic. This new version has the Fender logo, rather than the normal Squier logo, on the headstock. The model features a basswood body, a U-shape maple neck, a rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, and a bone nut. You can get it on one of three colours: Blue Sparkle, Black, and White.

Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic

Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic in Blue Sparkle

Dragster BB

The guitar comes loaded with a set of the Fender Dragster BB humbucking pickups, which should be a step up from the Squier Atomic pickups of the Paranormal version. Another change from the Squier version is the rosewood fretboard, instead of Indian Laurel. So a few nice upgrades all around.

Elsewhere you get a six-saddle vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo and vintage-style tuners, plus a three-ply Eggshell pickguard on all three colours. It has a classic Fender four-bolt neck, with a bullet-style truss rod adjuster.

Japan-Only?

The new models were shared via the Fender Japan Instagram account and a few have already turned up on dealers on Reverb. As Fender Japan has a reputation for making high-quality guitars, I would expect these to be a cut above the recent Paranormal Squier releases from back in July.

Along with the Daiki Tsuneta Swinger model from earlier today, I think these new Japanese models are pushing the Fender brand in the right direction. The US and European models are pretty dull in comparison.

As ever, I can see these models being highly coveted. Players really like the original ’90s Squier Super-Sonic model, with prices for originals, on the second-hand market, soaring in recent years. So having a Fender branded version would be just perfect for many lovers of this irregular-shaped twin-humbucker-loaded beast!

RRP – TBC

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  • Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic in Blue Sparkle : Reverb/ Kinko Music
  • Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic in white: Reverb/ Kinko Music
  • Fender 2021 Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic in black: Reverb/ Kinko Music

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2 responses to “Fender reissues new Limited Edition Made in Japan Super-Sonic for 2021”

    Don says:
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    I’ve always loved the looks, but questioned the vintage tremolo. There should be a hardtail option (yes I know the tremolo can be blocked). A Super-Sonic Cabronita, anyone?

    bogdan capitanoiu says:
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    and on top of … orders being rejected if not to local addresses, foreign tourist visits are also forbidden for the foreseeable future
    what a James Clavell scenario

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