|Comments||Here’s a very cool 1958 Supro Dual Tone!
Supro was in the budget strata of the National / Valco range of instruments, and the Dual Tone shows many of the characteristics of the era. Build components varied widely depending on what was available; many Dual Tones have mahogany necks with rosewood fingerboards, this one has a maple neck with apparently an ebony board.
The Dual Tone was introduced in 1954 and built until 1966. Along the way, a number of prominent players have used them – Link Wray, David Bowie, Jack White, and so on.
This example is in excellent original condition though it could use some attention to the frets but it sounds great!
|Serial Number||X 90915, built during 1958.|
|Pricing||$1499.99 CAD with non-original case.|
|Neck||Maple neck with ebony fingerboard, block markers. 24 3/4 inch scale length. Supro Patent Pending plaque on headstock in good condition.|
|Frets||Frets are fairly low but still playable.|
|Body||Single cutaway body, possibly alder.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer finish in very good condition. Creme body and black neck.|
|Hardware/electronics||All original! Kluson deluxe tuners with plastic tulip buttons, Supro single coil pickups (humbucker sized!), selector switch, individual volume and tone controls. Rosewood bridge and gold-coloured tailpiece. Dual-layer plexi pickguard!|
|Playability/Action||Plays reasonably with some rattling.|
|Case||Non-original teardrop case included.|
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