Supro Americana Series Dual-Tone - Ermine White

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Acousti-glass Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Ermine White
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The Authentic Vistatone Sound Returns

Based on Supro's vintage res-o-glass guitar designs, the Supro Americana Series Dual-Tone semi-hollow electric guitar combines the best of vintage appeal with modern craftsmanship. The semi-hollow mahogany back is topped with Acousti-glass, creating a swampy tone that loves distortion. Dual Vistatone pickups, independent volume/tone controls plus a master volume, and '50s wiring deliver the iconic sound that put Supro on the map. Whether you've always wanted a vintage Supro guitar, or are simply looking for an alternative to typical guitar designs, the Dual-Tone will exceed your expectations.

Vistatone pickups for growling, explosive tone

Originally designed for Valco by Ralph Keller in the 1950s, Supro's Visatone single-coil pickups can be found in vintage Supro, National and Airline guitars. They pack plenty of midrange punch, with detail and clarity that remains when you roll your volume back (thanks to the '50s-style wiring scheme). And the addition of a master volume control on top of independent volume and tone controls means you can dial back your volume without altering the balance of your pickups.

'50s wiring for a clear, detailed volume sweep

A common mod for modern guitarists, '50s-style wiring essentially retains treble as you roll your guitar's volume knob back. You can drop your master volume and clean up your amplifier without losing sonic clarity and note definition. This makes the Supro Dual-Tone the perfect match for a tube amplifier set right at its breakup point, allowing you range from clean to overdriven without compromising your core tone.

Modern construction techniques and materials

What sets these Supro Americana Series Dual-Tone guitars apart from their ancestors are the modern-day construction techniques that are deployed in their creation. For example, the mahogany neck is attached to the body with a redesigned two-bolt neck joint that maximizes contact and vibrational transfer, with minimal hardware. Vintage enthusiasts at Sweetwater have dreamed of the day that Supro guitars would return, and we can confirm the Americana Series Dual-Tone was well worth the wait.

Supro Americana Series Dual-Tone Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Classic Supro guitar design with two Vistatone single-coil pickups
  • Acousti-glass top helps create a swampy tone that's perfect for blues and indie rock
  • Independent volume and tone controls for each pickup, plus a master volume control
  • '50s wiring scheme maintains treble as you roll the volume knob back
  • Redesigned two-bolt neck joint forms an ultra-tight connection with a minimum of hardware

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Americana series singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Acousti-glass
Color Ermine White
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 21
Nut Material Corian
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood bridge with Art Deco stairstep tailpiece
Tuners Vintage style tuning machines
Neck Pickup Vistatone Single-coil pickup
Bridge Pickup Vistatone Single-coil pickup
Controls 1 x master volume, 2 x pickup volume, 2 x pickup tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Manufacturer Part Number 1524EW-U

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Not What I Was Expecting

I really, really wanted to love this guitar, but wound up returning it within a few days. Call me picky, but I was expecting a guitar of good quality, especially at this price point. The fretboard just simply felt horrible under my fingers. Not smooth, and most of the frets weren't filed good, if at all. There were some sharp edges, and not one fret was rounded. Then there's the construction... very interesting. The finish was good, but the guitar felt lacking in substance. The oddest thing about this guitar is the "rubber gasket" that wraps around the side of the body. In the pictures, it just looks like a broadly painted stripe and is pretty cool and stylish looking. It reality, it really is a rubber gasket! Definitely scores low on the "cool factor"! With all this being said, I did like the tone quite a bit. Bright and clear, with a nice warm sounding low end. I liked the tone so much that I considered keeping the guitar and getting the neck worked on. Ultimately though, the overall design in construction just didn't do it for me. At all. Kudos to Sweetwater though for their great customer service and return policy - it made this process painless!
Music background: Casual musician 20+ years
See also: Semi Hollows, Supro, Supro Semi-hollowbody Guitars