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Supro Tri Tone

Supro Tri Tone  ·  Source: Supro

Loaded with Vistatone pickups, the new Supro Tri Tone is a re-issue, of sorts, of the super-rare 1959 Triple Tone. And it looks pretty sleek, too, with loads of retro vibe and plenty of tones on tap.

Supro Tri Tone

Supro has chosen to reissue its rare Triple Tone 1959 model in 2019. The Triple Tone was only manufactured for one year. The new Tri Tone is being released on the 60th anniversary of that original. The Tri Tone is loaded with Vistatone pickup and using a set-neck construction, Tune-o-Matic bridge, tummy cut and better access to the upper fret access. This new modern day version looks pretty sleek in its black and white finish and brushed gold hardware.

Supro Tri Tone reissue

Supro Tri Tone reissue

Retro Styling

I own a Supro Duo Tone and it is an awesome, retro-styled guitar. It has a bolt on neck, but a similar body shape to this new Tri Tone model. The Tri Tone has a solid mahogany body and a fully bound, 24.75″ scale length neck that is made from hard rock maple, with a 12-inch radius pau ferro fretboard. You get big block logos on the fretboard, which are a stylish touch, setting off the white pickguard nicely as well.

Supro Tri Tone utero styled headstock

Supro Tri Tone retro styled headstock

Tone

The new Tri Tone differs slightly from the original 1959 model, with an overwound Super Alnico unit in the bridge and a pair of Supro’s Vistatone pickups in the neck and middle positions. Each pickup has a dedicated Tone knob, plus you get a 5-way selector switch and Master volume control.

This new model looks really sweet and if it plays and sounds as good as my Supro Duo Tone does, I think most players would enjoy it. Especially if you enjoy vintage-flavoured guitars with retro tones…

RRP – USD 999

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by Jef

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