David Bowie is a rock 'n' roll legend worthy of tribute. And that's just what Supro has accomplished with their David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone solidbody electric guitar. Based on the Supro that accompanied Bowie throughout his last world tour, the guitar boasts a bevy of features that are true to Ziggy Stardust's highly modified 6-string. The guitar's alder body is beautifully contoured and comfortable. A set of Visatone humbucking pickups are true to Bowie's. And the custom rainbow fretboard inlays above the 16th fret finish off the Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone.
Based on Bowie's favorite electric guitar
In 2003, David Bowie purchased a vintage Supro Dual Tone electric guitar. To get the performance he was looking for, he had the guitar highly modified by luthier Flip Scipio. After installing a Bigsby vibrato, Scipio went to work on the frets. Due to time constraints with Bowie's schedule, Scipio wasn't able to finish the fret job, choosing instead to inlay colored maple into the remaining fret slot for a "cheerful" look. It worked. That was the guitar that never left Bowie's side throughout his very last world tour.
The Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone is crafted from the traditional tonewood complement of alder, maple, and rosewood. But that's where the tradition ends. The guitar's alder body is immediately identifiable as a Supro thanks to its unique shape and lines. And to take that further, Supro has carved comfortable body contours into its back. The maple neck is attached to the body in a ergonomic set construction. And you'll find beautiful adornments, such as block fingerboard inlays and a mirror "Bowie" headstock logo throughout.
The pickups found in the Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone are Supro's vintage-correct Visatone humbuckers. Designed in the 1950s, Supro called these pickups, "the finest we have ever produced in over two decades of electronic development." With just the right amount of output, you'll find this Dual Tone to sing with plenty of clarity and chime, while still being able to push your amp and pedals to break up. And the guitar's pickguard controls make quick tonal adjustments a breeze.
David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone Solidbody Electric Guitar:
Limited-edition re-creation of David Bowie's favorite Supro
Balanced-sounding alder body with comfort contours
Maple neck and rosewood fingerboard
Ergonomic set-neck design
Vintage-correct Visatone humbucking pickups
Genuine Bigsby vibrato
Mirror Bowie logo on headstock