The Supro 1275JB Tri Tone 3-pickup electric guitar revives an art deco classic with a host of modern appointments that transform it into a real player’s guitar. Though the unique single-cutaway body style and tuxedo-black art-deco aesthetic may make this a masterpiece worthy of an art exhibit, modern appointments like set-neck construction, Tune-O-Matic bridge with reverse stair-step tailpiece, silky satin finish neck and a sculpted neck joint that allows easy access to the highest register of the fretboard make the latest version of the Tri Tone a serious player’s guitar with authentic vintage mojo.
The unique single-cutaway body has been crafted from solid Mahogany and features set neck construction and a unique neck joint that makes playing up and down the fretboard smooth and easy. The Maple neck has a scale length of 24.75“, which eases the string tension and a thin-C shape with a silky smooth satin finish on the back, and a 22-fret Pau Ferro fretboard, making the Tri Tone extremely comfortable to play.
Though it looks like this Supro Tri Tone is equipped with three humbuckers, it actually has two Ralph Keller-designed Vistatone pickups in the middle and neck positions, and an overwound Alnico Bridge Pickup for scorching lead tones. Vistatone pickups are actually noise-cancelling single coil pickups that deliver a ton of output and can handle everything from Jazz to modern rock, while the overwound Alnico bridge pickup delivers a scorching hot sound that is perfect for overdriven lead playing. Each pickup has an independent volume control, while a master volume control and a 5-way pickup selector switch give you total control of your sound.
The Supro 1275JB Tri Tone is a reissue of the Supro Classic that was only produced in 1959 for a single year, with a number of modern appointments that make the new Tri Tone a real player’s guitar. This reissue features a new set-neck design with sculpted neck joint, silky smooth satin finish on the neck, and high output pickups, giving it silky smooth playability and a uniquely modern sound. With its unique styling and high end appointments, the Supro 1275JB Tri Tone is a modern art deco masterpiece that looks so good you’ll want to display it on the wall, but plays so nice it’ll hardly ever leave your hands!
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