Thursday, 6 March 2014

Supro Normandy S613 - a very cool vintage guitar from Chicago
It might have not have the snuggest fit of a neck into the neck pocket and perhaps a higher action than many of us are used to, but for me this vintage Supro Normandy guitar is über cool. The eBay seller tells us:
This Supro was toward the end of the National, Valco, Supro, Airline Era. The Chicago factory closed a few years after these were made there, and this model has simpler controls and some Japan hardware on it in a last effort to be compete with the Japanese imports coming in at the time and try to gain some more market share for Valco products, but has the same famed pick-ups under the black covers that give the sound Link Wray made famous with his old Dual Tone Model, and More Recent bands like White Stripes & The Black Keys have adapted that sound for their own music. I personally like the thinner neck profile on these as oppose to the baseball bat profile on their older models...
Did you see what he did there? It's the old "use a Link Wray connection to make it seem ever cooler" ploy.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $599.

Before I sign off today, let me just tell you that I won't be able to post for a couple of days. I've got a big gig to play tomorrow night (well, big for me anyway) that involves some travelling and a very full schedule so I shall be away from the computer for a while.

G L Wilson

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