Supro - Model:1524 "Dual-Tone" White Electric Guitar -1950's - YouTube
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Here's a recent, very cool find: a vintage late 1950's Supro Dual Tone solid body electric guitar with a non original but age appropriate chipboard case all in very good / excellent condition. This particular model features the "Gumby"(damn it!)head stock & 6 of the easiest turning Kluson tuners that have ever been designed IMHO, & the stock upgrade gold plated pickup covers. This axe has a solid wood body, not the Resoglass type from later on in its production run, so it's much easier to maintain. Loads of cool vibe! Just had a full pro set up @ DiPinto Guitars, so this sonic beast is ready to perform. Link Wray, David Bowie, The Black Keys, Jack White, White Stripes, etc used this model Supro.
This guitar features a very cool art-deco styling; the ‘Arctic White’ sculpted body was set off with a split-level black and white pickguard and brass-plated hardware. It has a pair of single-coil pickups (disguised as humbuckers), with a three-way selector switch, and dual volume and tone controls (hence the name).
The bolt-on neck does not have an adjustable truss-rod but was built around an aluminium girder; Danelectro and Hagstrom used a similar concept. With large white block markers set into the rosewood fingerboard, the neck is finished off with the "Gumby"(damn it!") head stock and Kluson deluxe tuners. The strings pass over a carved rosewood bridge into a decorative ‘stair-step’ plated tailpiece. Just set up with Ernie Ball 10's.
• Model: Dual Tone
• Serial: T 29696
• Finish: Arctic White
• Case: Non-Original Chipboard Case
• Weight: 7 pounds 10 ounces
• Condition: 8.5/10 Overall in excellent condition -- devoid of any major or noticeable chips or dings. Age appropriate play wear, Duco finish lifting a bit on upper treble bout near the neck joint that has been professionally addressed and stabilized (see pics). Minimal edge wear in spots. Straight neck, plenty of fret life left & ready to wail for you! Supro's version of the Gibson Les Paul.
• Modifications: None.
• Comments: Wonderful sounding, easy playing, late 1950's/early 1960's Supro Dual Tone Electric Guitar w tons of mojo, Austin.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
All of our instruments are offered in as is, working condition. Our gear is professionally inspected & set-up @ DiPinto Guitars in Philadelphia, PA ...so this sonic beast is ready to perform!
Guitar is in good player-grade condition, in our opinion. This guitar was given a pro-setup by our luthier but did not require any repairs. If you look at our pictures, you will see many scratches, and dings on the body, back, sides, and headstock of the instrument from all of the playing that was done to this guitar. However, the guitar is "broken in" and none of the cosmetic wear affects the tonality of the instrument
Guitar is approximately 38 1/8" long x 13 1/4 wide x 1 3/4" deep; neck is 17 1/16" long x 1 5/8" wide at the 1st fret, 2" wide at the 12th fret, & 2" wide at the 17th fret. The nut width is 1 5/8".
Guitar weighs in at a comfortable 7 lbs, 10 oz.
This instrument is immediately playable now & will give someone many years of infinite enjoyment. Great for jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, C & W, etc. This instrument would give a great deal of pleasure to a collector, a recreational player, or a professional working musician.
Obviously, this is being sold as is, where is, with no implied warranties or guarantees of any kind whatsoever. Since this is a vintage musical instrument, our normal return policy does not apply to this item. It cannot be returned to us. We package professionally & this instrument will be insured for the full valuation at our expense. We accurately represent all of our items. If you have questions please feel free to contact us for an in hand description. Also, take a look at our website, Ellis Antiques et Bijoux. You may also wish to check out our feedback, which is currently approaching 15,000, and has accumulated for the past 22 years on eBay.
PLEASE CONSIDER OUR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AS AN EXTENSION OF OUR HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE TEXT.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO RETURNS
ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD IN AS-IS CONDITION.
This instrument is offered in as is, working condition. Our gear is professionally inspected & set-up @ DiPinto Guitars in Philadelphia, PA ...so this sonic beast is ready to perform!
VIDEO RECORDING SPECS:
This was recorded using an iPhone 6s without any effects other than some additional lighting. Guitar was demo'd by our friend & professional musician, guitarist/teacher David Kelly, who played this axe in our music room at our bricks & mortar shop, Ellis Antiques et Bijoux.
Shipping insurance is included. Instrument will be boxed in a heavy, new guitar box & will be shipped via FedEx. Or, this can be picked up locally at our physical bricks and mortar shop in Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Please inquire regarding international shipping rates prior to purchase or making us an offer. This item is subject to prior sale. If you have any interest in purchasing this fine instrument, please feel free to make us an offer. We're full time general antique dealers and negotiating is a large part of our business. Just saying......
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