1962 Supro Comet (National-made) Lap Steel Guitar

Who can argue with the look of this little darling? It's stripped-down and spartan but yet still quite deco-futurist cool. It features the "all on one plate" string-through pickup, tail, and bridge assembly that so many Coodercaster fans love to yank out of these (please don't), old Kluson tuners, high-contrast "fingerboard" decal, neat old Supro badge, and a cute black plastic cover for the pickup and bridge. The knobs are the only unoriginal part and it has a Tele-style jack cup on the treble side.

Tonewise, it goes from clean and snappy and clear to roaring, radial-airplane-engine blues sounds when driven. I like.

Repairs included: cleaning the pots, replacement knobs, new strings, mild cleaning.

Body wood: poplar

Bridge: integrated

Fretboard: decal

Pickups: 1x original National

String gauges: 50w, 36w, 26w, 19, 16, 12 for open E tuning

Neck shape: squareneck

Scale length: 23"

Nut width: 1 15/16"

Body width: 6 5/8"

Body depth: 1 5/8"

Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz

Condition notes: it's completely original except for the two replacement knobs and it's also clean and in good order. There's mild pitting to the hardware finish but that's par for the course.

It comes with: its original chip case in decent shape.


Unknown said…
This instrument was made by the Valco company not National, Valco also made instruments for National