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1955 Supro El Capitan Archtop Guitar

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-16)
Price : US $490.00



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You're looking at a 1955 Supro El Capitan archtop electric. This is believed to be a Gibson bodied guitar, with a carved spruce top, arched maple back and maple sides, adjustable compensated rosewood bridge, and rosewood fret board. It has a neck-mounted floating, adjustable pole, single coil pickup, with volume and tone controls mounted on the pick guard along with a screw-on connector (original cord included). In the '50's, Gibson was owned by Chicago-based Valco, which also made National, Supro and Oahu guitars. Gibson archives show they made guitar bodies and finger boards for Valco in 1955 and after. Most Supros were solid body electrics with bolt on necks, but the top of the line El Capitans were classic archtop guitars with set necks. It appears that El Capitans were made from 1954-57, after which Supro offered the Ranchero (made by Kay), which lasted until Valco went bankrupt in 1969. The National pickup (rated at 10.4 Ohms) is hotter than a P-90. It is as clean as a humbucker up to about 1/2 volume, after which it growls like a P-90. I play it through a Fender Blues Junior using only the overdrive on the amp and I am able to get a mildly distorted R&B and slide sound without any effects boxes. The body has single-ply binding on the top, back, f-holes and neck. The pick guard is single-ply ivory colored plastic. The measurements are: 15 1/2' lower bout; 11 1/4' upper bout; body length 20'; scale 14'; neck 18'; overall 41'; depth at the lower bout 3 3/4'. The neck width is 1 9/16' at the nut and 2 1/16' at the body. String height is 1/8' at the 12th fret. Deflection


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