What better way to greet the New Year than with a new guitar – with retro tone appeal. Thanks to the good folk at Supro, we have one superb Jamesport electric to give away from their stunning new range of resurrected classic designs from the 60s, which have the same charismatic styling as the Supro guitars of old, but with subtly updated features to enhance playability and tone. Here’s what Supro has to say about the stunning, single-pickup Jamesport…
“The Jamesport is a 21st century update of the Supro electric solidbody guitar. The elegant comfort of the 1960s-era beveled-edge Ozark body shape and the mighty sound of the original field-coil pickup have been enhanced with an ultra-fast satin neck, Tune-o-matic bridge and updated wave tailpiece. The result is a modern player’s instrument with old-school style and authentic Supro tone. “The unique Gold Foil pickup found in the Supro Jamesport is faithful reproduction 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 version of the Supro Gold Foil pickup used in the Jamesport is slightly overwound and located right at the harmonic ‘sweet spot’, as seen on the original Supro Ozark.
“The time-tested tone wood recipe of an alder body paired with a 25.5-inch scale maple neck and rosewood fretboard combine with the Jamesport’s vintage-correct pickup to produce an exceptionally dynamic playing experience. Blending vintage American tone with refined set-neck design, the Supro Jamesport is intended for the professional musician who needs an ergonomic and versatile guitar capable of handling most genres of music with authority.”
To be in with a chance of winning this delectable slice of tonal Americana, simply answer the question below correctly:
Q: Which resonator guitar company founded in 1926 gave rise to the Supro and Valco guitar and amp brands?
A: National Resophonic