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The Silverwood was described as “Supro’s finest electric” in the company’s 1960 catalogue. This brand-new reissue combines simplified controls with in-vogue Gold Foil pickups…


Though they might not represent the high-water mark of electricguitar design from a playability or performance standpoint, there’s no denying vintage Supro guitars have style. They’ve certainly become collectable, too, and over the years, have found favour with an array of artists from Jimmy Reed to David Bowie and Dan Auerbach.

Whenever classic instruments and amplifiers are being recreated, the current custodians of the brand are faced with a dilemma – should they remanufacture exact replicas of the originals, or should concessions be made to playability and practicality? And how do you do so without sacrificing the vibe and idiosyncrasies that are key to the brand’s appeal?

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