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Supro launches Conquistador and Clermont semi-hollowbody, Bigsby equipped electric guitar designs

Supro Conquistador and Clermont semi-hollowbody electric guitar

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Supro launches Conquistador and Clermont semi-hollowbody, Bigsby equipped electric guitar designs

Supro Conquistador Guitar Official Demo by Ford Thurston

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The Supro Conquistador is a retro-future fantasy instrument, designed in conjunction with Nashville-based guitarist Ford Thurston. The concept for this guitar originated with the idea of taking a traditional Supro double-cut body shape, and proportionally increasing the body dimensions to match Ted McCarty’s groundbreaking semi-hollow 335 design.

Supro Conquistador

The Conquistador’s mahogany body features a single, stylized “f-hole” on the upper bout and a gentle bevel along the outer edge for player comfort. A three-piece bound mahogany neck with 24.75″ scale, 12″ radius and smooth satin finish is topped off with an elegant black “stinger”—located on the back of an enlarged headstock with 3-per-side Kluson-style tuners. The Conquistador is also equipped with a genuine Bigsby B7 vibrato system and nylon-saddle bridge.

Supro Conquistador

The custom electronics package found on the Conquistador combines a mini-humbucker-sized Gold Foil pickup in the neck—for woody single-coil tones—with an Alnico 3 PAF-style humbucker for vintage clarity, sparkle and bite in the bridge position. A 3-way blade switch is joined by individual volume controls for each pickup and a master tone control, all topped with Hofner-style creme/gold “teacup” knobs. The Conquistador features a “50’s wiring” scheme that preserves top-end sparkle when rolling the pickup volumes down, greatly enhancing the range of usable sounds in comparison to typical production guitars.

Supro Clermont Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Official Demo by Matt Smith

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The Supro Clermont model draws from the same well of golden-era, semi-hollow inspiration, featuring all-Maple, flat-top construction with 3-ply body binding and a lovely Aqua Burst finish. National-style “bowtie” fretboard inlays and white binding finish off the 3-piece black satin maple neck. The Clermont offers a wide-range of crystal clear single-coil sounds from a calibrated pair of mini-humbucker-sized Gold Foil pickups on a 3-way toggle switch.

Supro Clermont

The elegant lines, thoughtful hardware appointments and custom electronics of the Supro Conquistador and Clermont guitars come together to create a world-class pair of semi-hollow instruments. These guitars handle a wide variety of musical situations from indie rock to surf instrumentals, Western swing, jazz, blues, country and everything in between. While clearly possessing a unique set of tonal and visual aesthetics, the stylish body contours enable these Supro instruments to fit perfectly into a 335-style hardshell case.

Supro Clermont

Clermont Features:

  • Maple semi-hollow body with center block
  • 3-piece Maple neck with black satin finish
  • 24.75″-scale-length set neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • National-inspired “bowtie inlays”
  • Bigsby B7 vibrato
  • Mini-humbucker-sized Gold Foil pickups
  • 2x volume control / 1x tone control
  • 50’s wiring stays bright when volume is rolled off
  • “Hofner Tea Cup”-style knobs
  • Aqua-burst finish with matching back and sides

Conquistador Features:

  • Mahogany Semi-Hollow body with center block
  • 3-piece Mahogany Neck with Natural Satin Finish
  • 24.75″ Scale Length set neck
  • Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • Bigsby B7 Vibrato
  • Alnico 3 PAF Bridge Humbucker with brushed Nickel Cover
  • Mini-humbucker Gold Foil Neck Pickup
  • 2x Volume control / 1x Tone control
  • 50’s Wiring stays bright when volume is rolled off
  • “Hofner Tea-cup” style knobs
  • Trans British Racing Green finish with natural Mahogany back and sides

The Supro Conquistador and Clermont guitars are now shipping to dealers worldwide with a MAP price of $999.

Official Webpages
Conquistador: https://suprousa.com/conquistador
Clermont: https://suprousa.com/clermont

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