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Supro Martinique Deluxe Vibrato Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Ermine White

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The Martinique Deluxe is a reproduction of the top-of-the-line, piezo- and vibrato bar-equipped fiberglass Supro electric guitar that was manufactured in the early 1960s. The Martinique reissue mates a chambered mahogany back with a newly-developed, composite “Acousti-glass” top. This updated construction preserves the instrument’s Art Deco aesthet...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Martinique Deluxe is a reproduction of the top-of-the-line, piezo- and vibrato bar-equipped fiberglass Supro electric guitar that was manufactured in the early 1960s. The Martinique reissue mates a chambered mahogany back with a newly-developed, composite “Acousti-glass” top. This updated construction preserves the instrument’s Art Deco aesthetics as well as the signature blend of piezo and magnetic pickups, while improving its semi-hollow acoustic resonance and tuning stability.


The Martinique’s vintage-correct tuners, vibrato bar and adjustable, piezo-equipped rosewood bridge are joined by a faithful replica of the legendary Vistatone pickup to bring you a fully realized and worthy reissue of this classic Supro guitar. The Vistatone pickups found in the Supro Martinique are a reproduction 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 Martinique is acoustically loud—and this voice translates through the bridge-mounted piezo pickup, which can be used independently or blended with the magnetic Vistatone pickups using a 50’s- wired master volume. This allows for precision volume control without disturbing the blend of the piezo and magnetic pickups. With its wide body and arsenal of vintage pickups, the Martinique is more versatile and potent than any other Supro guitar model. The neck pickup sounds huge and wooly, while the bridge pickup has an unmistakable midrange growl that is downright dirty. Blending these sounds with the piezo bridge output creates tones unlike any other instrument on the market. Our semi-hollow recipe of an Acousti-glass top and mahogany body retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original piezo-equipped Supro Martinique guitar while providing today’s musicians with a lightweight, highly playable instrument that stays in tune and is easy to maintain. 


The Martinique 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.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Other
  • Top wood: Acousti-glass
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: Not specified
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Supro Vistatone
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Supro Vistatone
  • Brand: Supro
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: Yes
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: '50s wiring
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2, Piezo volume & tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato 
  • Bridge design: Rosewood
  • Tailpiece: Supro Vibrato 
  • Tuning machines: Supro style
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: China
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SuproMartinique Deluxe Vibrato Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
3.0

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2.0

End of the day - Feels cheap and sounds it.

By HAM

from TEMECULA CA

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Comments about Supro Martinique Deluxe Vibrato Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I really 'wanted' to like it but once I played it, a friend who sold it to me at GC played it and the Luthier who is also a friend who works there played it we all agreed it wasn't worth it. Couple of good tones but the piezo stinks. You have to dial any tone you want because the switch is a tone switch not a pickup. Way to much work for something you can get in a better guitar close to the same price. There is a reason a number of guitars like the Supro went the way of the Doe Doe. You can bring them back all you want but they went extinct for a reason.

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4.0

Way back machine

By mojo2go

from Michigan

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Pros

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

Cons

  • A bit body heavy if you're playing it sitting do

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Vintage tone

Comments about Supro Martinique Deluxe Vibrato Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I use this as another weapon in my arsenal to get different tones that other guitars just can't reproduce. A bit of a learning curve to get used to the control layout and how they work.

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