Supro Island Series 2020JB Westbury Jet Black Guitar & Case #079
This guitar was on display at the NAMM show. The guitar may have some minor light scratches, if any at all. Anything noteworthy will be pictured. The guitar plays fine and it fully functional. It does carry a full warranty against and defects or issues that may develop. In most cases, the protective plastic film is still on the pickguards and pickups
This guitar has a few noteworthy cosmetic blemishes. There is a dent on the fingerboard, a small scuff on the tip of the headstock, a white paint dot on the neck joint, various light swirls and scratch marks on the back of the body.
Includes Kaces Xpress Series Polyfoam Case
Lightweight, strong, and affordable, our Xpress Series polyfoam case for electric guitar offers the best protection.
Removable shoulder strap
Large zippered pocket Inside compartment
1 year limited warranty
The Island Series guitars are updated, high-performance instruments based on the 1962 version of the Supro Ozark. The timeless curves of this vintage solidbody design have been enhanced with ergonomic set-neck construction, satin-neck finish and comfortable 12â€ radius with rolled fretboard edges.
All three of the Supro Island Series models come equipped with vintage Gold Foil pickupsâ€”accurate replicas of the original Supro â€œClear-toneâ€ pickups of the 50s and 60s. These unique, field-coil pickups are low-noise single coils with no pole pieces, an extra-wide magnetic field and a huge, broadband tone. The Island Series guitars are available in single, double and triple pickup configurations with a range of unique metallic colors, as well as black, white or tobacco flame maple.
The Westbury is a 21st-century update of the Supro electric solidbody guitar. The elegant comfort of the 1960â€™s-era beveled-edge Ozark body shape and the mighty sound of the original field-coil pickups have been enhanced with an ultra-fast satin neck, Tune-o-matic bridge and updated wave tailpiece.
The result is a modern playerâ€™s instrument with old-school style and authentic Supro tone!
The unique Gold Foil pickups found in the Supro Westbury are faithful reproductions of the original magnetics developed for Valco by Ralph Keller in the early 1950s. These pickups, which gave voice to the vintage Chicago-made Supro guitars, have a massive, broadband sound with remarkably low noise for a single-coil design.
The humbucker-sized Gold Foil bridge pickup found in the Westbury is slightly overwound, while the neck pickup is reverse-wound in order to provide fully hum-cancelling sound when the two pickups are combined by selecting the middle position of the 3-way toggle switch.
The time-tested tone-wood recipe of an alder body paired with a 25 Â½â€-scale maple neck and rosewood fretboard combine with the Westburyâ€™s vintage-correct pickups to produce an exceptionally dynamic playing experience.
Blending vintage American tone with refined set-neck design, the Supro Westbury is intended for the professional musician who needs an ergonomic and versatile guitar capable of handling most genres of music with authority. The Westburyâ€™s dual-pickup configuration lets the player switch effortlessly between warm, single-coil neck pickup sounds, throaty bridge tones, or a perfectly balanced, parallel combination of both pickups for rhythm work.
Vintage Supro body design
Set neck with black satin finish
2x vintage Gold Foil pickups
50â€™s-wiring volume and tone controls
12â€³ radius fretboard
25 Â½â€ scale
The Westbury guitar and its relatives in the Island Series were designed by Glenn Sweetwood and David Koltai, with technical assistance from master designer Trevor Wilkinson and vintage pickup expert Ken Calvet.