1930's WOOD Supro
PREVIOUS OWNER REPORTS: Made in the 1930's. It is a Supro with attached cord. It is in good shape for its age but case is not. Excellent sound with good tuners. No cracks! Nice collectors item!
DENNY'S NOTE: The tone of National / Valco pickups on this Steel are legendary. ~~~~~~~ The tone of "all" wood Steels is noticeably more resonant than Steels with MOTS finishes which absorb some of the resonant energy; Not that one is better than the other, just that MOTS tends to tighten resonance a bit which makes a Steel have a bit more string sound than body resonance sound which is noticeable without the MOTS. A speaker field also exites the wood better without a MOTS finish.
Notice the National winged markers on the fretboard; A motif that followed National Steels through their popular history. I am quite fond of this Steel, although it's not a trendy "MOTS showpiece".
I just know that pulling the duct tape off of the case will remove allot of the faux 'gator design of it's finish. That's too bad; The 'gator faux is pretty darn cool with this early Supro; But a reasonably talented Artisan could replicate the design and finish in a cosmetic non-original faux-repair; Which is what I will do if this Steel / case is still around when I get the time to do it; After all, such a repair is more desireable to most folks (and me) than duct tape!.
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