Supro Dual Tone
David Bowie Signature
Arctic White | New
Supro Dual Tone Electric Guitar
David Bowie Signature
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This is our New Supro Dual Tone electric guitar in a arctic white finish. The guitar is full size with a pau ferro fretboard and is right handed. The condition of this guitar is brand new. This product comes with a 1 year warranty. The Reality Guitar, Limited Edition 344/500. Supro is proud to introduce the David Bowie 1961 Dual Tone. One of two Supro Dual Tone guitars owned and loved by Bowie, this hard-tail version was the first Dual Tone that David acquired, just prior to recording the Reality album. This Supro Dual Tone became such an integral part of the sound and imagery of the Reality album that David purchased a second one for the ensuing Reality Tour. When Reality got underway, Bowie had only recently invested in several Supro guitars, one of them a hard-to-find white model similar to that played by Link Wray on Rumble. Hed managed to pick this up on eBay (I kid you not) and had it revamped by Staten Island designer/ manufacturer/ restorer Flip Scipio. After Scipio went to work on it, Bowie ended up with a guitar that, according to Tony Visconti, was never meant to sound so good, and he played this a lot during the Reality sessions, along with a Supro 12-string that had also been overhauled by Flip Scipio, and some harsh-sounding Supro valve amps. Richard Buskin from Recording Reality Sound on Sound Magazine, October 2003. David Bowies love of the Dual Tone was strong, as evidenced by the guitars frequent appearance in promotional photos from his post-9/11 era in New York City. Bowies Dual Tone guitar features prominently on the cover of the New Killer Star single, echoing the cover art for Link Wrays iconic Rumble!. With Bowies face just out of view, the focus of the image becomes the guitar itself. This begs the question: why is Bowies face cropped out of the image? Why is the focus on the guitar? Maybe we arent supposed to know? Then we remember the album title: Reality.I feel that reality has become an abstract for so many people over the last 20 years. Things that they regarded as truths seem to have just melted away, and its almost as if were thinking post-philosophically now. Theres nothing to rely on any more. No knowledge, only interpretation of those facts that we seem to be inundated with on a daily basis. Knowledge seems to have been left behind and theres a sense that we are adrift at sea. Theres nothing more to hold onto, and of course political circumstances just push that boat further out. David Bowie from Recording Reality Sound on Sound Magazine, October 2003Features: Mahogany Body, Maple Neck with Pau Ferro Fingerboard Individually numbered Mirror-finish Bowie headstock inlay Supro Vistatone pickups 24 ¾ scale length 12 fretboard radius Ergonomic set-neck design Signed and numbered certificate of authenticity included Includes Supro Premium Gig Bag.
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