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1958 Supro Belmont 1570 Vintage Electric Guitar Red Valco USA Made

Estimated price for orientation: 879 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Brand: Supro, Valco String Configuration: 6 String
Model: Belmont Body Type: Solid
MPN: Does Not Apply Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Dexterity: Right-Handed Exact Year: 1958
UPC: Does not apply

Up for sale, a 1958 Supro Belmont model 1570 in excellent condition and in perfect working order. With a peanut body, deep red finish, and gold hardware, the Belmont is as visually striking as it is tonally rich and dynamic. The oversized single coil pickup is powered by a large ceramic magnet, and the tone is quintessential Supro, with power, bark, and glassy shimmer when strummed with a pick. It doesn't get any simpler than a single bridge pickup with Volume and Tone knobs, yet the Belmont makes the most of this basic layout and rolling off the tone knob gives you some very warm jazzy tones that are still defined and focused. There's plenty of twang and grit to be had too, and with the right small tube amp or overdrive pedal, this guitar can sizzle and snap with the best of them. The guitar is particularly easy on the back as well at a featherweight 6lbs 4oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with 10-46 strings, this Supro Belmont is a rare and well kept model.The neck has a deep V profile that has plenty of chunk and heft without feeling harsh or overwhelming. Just a nice handful that's easy to chord, with a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 5/8" nut width. The original slender frets are intact, showing deep wear beneath the B string on frets 1-4, with sparingly little fretwear further up the neck. The guitar plays cleanly in all positions, and the 20 fret Brazilian rosewood board features pearl dot inlays. On the headstock, a new reissue set of Kluson Deluxe single line tuning machines are present, along with the original gold Supro badge and tacked in serial number plate.All of the electronics work as they should, with original Stackpole pots that date to 1957, while the serial number conclusively dates the instrument to mid '58. The wiring is untouched and all solder joints are original. The stock hardware is all intact, including the rosewood lightning bolt bridge with original gold feet, trapeze tailpiece, Dakaware knobs, and pickguard. Of particular note is the incredible condition of the pickguard, which retains much of the original black pinstriping and text, aside from a small portion in the pick path. One of the most obvious signs of limited playwear and excellent condition on a vintage Supro, this silkscreened pinstriping tends to wear away quickly and models with graphics this bold and intact are rare.While the neck is finished in original black nitro lacquer, the finish on the body (also original) is more like a vacuformed thin wrap, and has a rich red appearance that's more glossy than a typical lacquer finish of this era. Completely original and in great shape, the body finish shows some minor chips and nicks around the edges of the body, but no serious wear of any kind. The neck has finish wear along the fretboard edges from frets 1-5 and central to the V profile, and the gold hardware shows moderate oxidation and surface wear, particularly on the tailpiece. Overall, this vintage Supro is in excellent shape, and has been dialed in here at our shop to play its best.
Please check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar" on the web, and feel free to call us directly with any questions at 206.399.8518.Shipping in the continental USA will be $55, fully insured and shipped via FedEx Ground. Expedited shipping available for an additional fee at buyer's request. We will happily ship WORLDWIDE, but please contact us for an accurate international shipping quote before bidding or buying, as cost varies by buyer location.
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