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Supro Jamesport Electric Guitar

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The Jamesport is a 21st-century update of the Supro electric solid-body guitar. The elegant comfort of the 1960’s-era beveled-edge Ozark body shape and the mighty sound of the original field-coil pick... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Jamesport is a 21st-century update of the Supro electric solid-body guitar. The elegant comfort of the 1960’s-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 in.-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. While the Jamesport is a single-pickup guitar, it can cover a wide range of tones from twang to blues, funk, rock and jazz by manipulating the on-board tone control.

The Jamesport guitar and its relatives in the Island Series represent the rebirth of the Supro brand as a stringed instrument manufacturer. The Supro Island Series of guitars was designed by David Koltai and Glenn Sweetwood, with technical assistance from master designer Trevor Wilkinson and vintage pickup expert Ken Calvet. Case sold separately.

FEATURES

  • Vintage Supro Ozark body design
  • Antique White
  • Set neck with black satin finish
  • Vintage Gold Foil pickup
  • '50s-wiring volume and tone controls
  • Wave tailpiece  
  • Al'der body
  • Maple neck
  • 25.5 in. scale 
  • Dot inlays
  • 6100 frets 
  • 12 in. radius fretboard
  • Corian nut
  • Case sold separately
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SuproJamesport Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Updated Retro. Love the gold foil pup.

By MC

from Cincinnati

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

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      Comments about Supro Jamesport Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar. I bought it on a whim because the price was so right and I wanted something retro and vibey. I'm a slide player, a huge fan of Ry Cooder and David Lindley and I was interested in experiencing the gold foil pickup in a tight modern Guitar. I was not disappointed. I asked the guy at my local store if he knew anything about it and he said "it's OK. The pickup isn't as full as a humbucker or as bright as a tele, just OK". Contrary to his intention he sold me right there, that sounded like exactly what I wanted. I like the single coils, I have an American tele and an old strat. I love them both but was in the mood for something different. The pickup is quite powerful but even through multiple overdrives, one of which is a Rat, every note in a chord, every string is clear and discrete. I'm having some trouble with intonation of heavy gauge strings but I think I'll get it worked out. It sounds great, feels great and is very fun to play. Hard to beat for $499.

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