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Martinique Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
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The Martinique is a reproduction of the top-of-the-line, piezo-equipped fiberglass Supro electric guitar that was manufactured in the early 1960s. Th...Click To Read More About This Product
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(Open Box) Art Deco style with a signature blend of piezo and magnetic pickups.
The Martinique is a reproduction of the top-of-the-line, piezo-equipped fiberglass Supro electric guitar that was manufactured in the early 1960s. The Martinique reissue mates a chambered mahogany back with a newly-developed, composite “Acousti-glass” top. This updated construction preserves the instrument’s Art Deco aesthetics as well as the signature blend of piezo and magnetic pickups while improving its semi-hollow acoustic resonance and tuning stability.
The Martinique’s vintage-correct tuners, Art Deco stairstep tailpiece and adjustable, piezo-equipped rosewood bridge are joined by a faithful replica of the legendary Vistatone pickup to bring you a fully realized and worthy reissue of this classic Supro guitar. The Vistatone pickups found in the Supro Martinique are a reproduction of the groundbreaking, single coil design developed for Valco by Ralph Keller in the early 1950s. The Vistatone pickup is cited as prior art in Seth Lover’s PAF patent and is found in many of the most desirable vintage Supro models.
The Supro Martinique is acoustically loud—and this voice translates through the bridge-mounted piezo pickup, which can be used independently or blended with the magnetic Vistatone pickups with a 50’s- wired master volume. This allows for precision volume control without disturbing the blend of the piezo and magnetic pickups. With its wide body and arsenal of vintage pickups, the Martinique is more versatile and potent than any other Supro guitar model. The neck pickup sounds huge and wooly, while the bridge pickup has an unmistakable midrange growl that is downright dirty. Blending these sounds with the piezo bridge output creates tones unlike any other instrument on the market. Our semi-hollow recipe of an Acousti-glass top and mahogany body retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original piezo-equipped Supro Martinique guitar while providing today’s musicians with a lightweight, highly playable instrument that stays in tune and is easy to maintain.
The Martinique guitar and its relatives in the Americana Series of Supro electric guitars were designed by Trevor Wilkinson and David Koltai to capture the spirit and sound of the Art Deco-influenced, historic line of Supro instruments. Case sold separately.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Other
Top wood: Acousti-glass
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Radius: Not specified
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Nut width: Not specified
Neck: Supro Vistatone
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Supro Vistatone
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: '50s wiring
Control layout: Master volume, volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2, Piezo volume & tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Supro style
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: Adjustment tools
Country of origin: China
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