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Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone Electric Guitar White Finish

Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone Electric Guitar White Finish

Serial Number: IW18040429

Regular price $1,199.99 Sale


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From Supro:

Developed by Supro with assistance from the David Bowie Archive, the David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone is based on the main guitar David Bowie played on the Reality album and throughout his final world tour, “A Reality Tour”, in 2003-2004. Although he played a variety of guitars throughout his career, Bowie enjoyed a special relationship with the iconic vintage 60’s Supro Dual Tone he had customized to his specifications. During the recording of the Reality album in New York City in early 2003, Bowie purchased two early-60’s Supro Dual Tone guitars on EBay. One of them, which is prominently featured on the cover art of the New Killer Starsingle, was a 1961 hardtail model.

A second Dual Tone was modified by master luthier Flip Scipio, who inlaid the top five fret slots with rainbow colors after installing a Bigsby vibrato at Bowie’s request. “They brought me the second guitar and needed it done very fast, within one day,” recalls Scipio. “That is why I did not reinstall the top frets. The fret filler is made of dyed Japanese maple. David loved the way this guitar looked and sounded, so I chose the colors based on what I thought would look cheerful. I felt that if I can be happy with the guitar, then David would be happy with the guitar as well.” It was this highly customized Supro Dual Tone that became Bowie’s favorite guitar and main live instrument, appeared on the cover of the “A Reality Tour” live album, and inspired this limited edition 2018 re-creation.

  • Official David Bowie Supro Dual Tone

  • Individually numbered limited edition

  • Mirror-finish Bowie headstock logo

  • Rainbow fret lines on top 5 frets

  • Authentic Bigsby vibrato

  • Supro Vistatone pickups

  • 24 ¾” scale length

  • 12” fretboard radius

  • Ergonomic set-neck design

  • Supro/Bowie hard case included

  • Signed and numbered certificate of authenticity included

#429/432. 8lbs 12oz.