Used Supro Holiday Black w/Hardshell Factory Case
Time to go back in time with this retro piece. This is a very fun instrument to play. The acouti-glass provides a really resonant tone when played acoustically. The neck is very thin and easy to play. The neck is straight and has a nice low action. The truss rod moves as it should and the frets are perfect. There are some light finish scratches and some imperfections that you can see in the photos. If you are into art deco design, this might be for you. The guitar ships with the factory case.
Weighs in at 7 lbs 4.0 oz
The Black Holiday’s vintage correct tuners, stairstep tailpiece and adjustable rosewood bridge are joined by a reproduction of the legendary Vistatone pickup. The Vistatone pickups found in the Supro Black Holiday are a faithful replica 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 Black Holiday has a powerful, electric swamp-blues tone that is anything but subtle. It’s a gnarly sounding instrument that loves tube amps and fuzz pedals of all kinds. The neck pickup sounds huge and wooly, while the bridge pickup has an unmistakable midrange growl that is downright dirty. Our semi-hollow recipe of an Acousti-glass top and mahogany body retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original res-o-glass models while providing today’s musicians with a lightweight, highly playable instrument that stays in tune and is easy to maintain.
The Black Holiday 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.
- Vintage Supro body design
- Jet Black finish
- Redesigned two-bolt neck joint
- Vintage-correct Vistatone pickups
- '50s-wiring volume and tone controls
- Rosewood bridge
- Art Deco stairstep tailpiece
- Acousti-glass top
- Semi-hollow mahogany back
- Mahogany neck with dot inlays
- 24.75 in. scale