SUPRO CORONADO II
The Coronado is a reproduction of the two-pickup, wide-body Supro
electric guitar that was first manufactured in the early 1960s. The
Coronado reissue mates a chambered mahogany back with a newly-developed,
composite “Acousti-glass” top. This updated construction preserves the
instrument’s signature aesthetics and timeless sound while improving its
semi-hollow acoustic resonance and tuning stability.
The Coronado’s vintage-correct tuners, Art Deco stairstep tailpiece and
adjustable 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 Coronado 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 Coronado has a powerful, electric swamp-blues tone that is
anything but subtle. It’s a gnarly sounding instrument that loves tube
amps and fuzz pedals of all kinds. The neck pickup sounds huge and wooly
while the bridge pickup has an unmistakable midrange growl that is
downright dirty. Our semi-hollow recipe of an Acousti-glass top and
mahogany body retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original
res-o-glass models while providing today’s musicians with a lightweight,
highly playable instrument that is easy to maintain and stays in tune.
The Coronado 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.