Supro Jet Airliner Lapsteel Guitar
SUPRO JET AIRLINER LAPSTEEL
The Jet Airliner is an updated reissue of the Supro electric lap steel guitar that was manufactured in the early 1960s.
The Jet Airliner’s vintage-correct body shape and Art Deco aesthetics
are enhanced with an intonation friendly, string-through-body hardtail
bridge and a silver foil version of the original Supro field-coil
pickup. The result is a modern player’s instrument with old-school style
and authentic Supro tone.
The unique, Silver Foil pickup found in the Supro Jet Airliner is
faithful reproduction of the original magnetics developed for Valco by
Ralph Keller in the early 1950s. This pickup, which gave voice to the
vintage Chicago-made Supro guitars, has a massive, broadband sound with
remarkably low noise for a single-coil design. The humbucker-sized
version of the Supro Silver Foil pickup used in the Jet Airliner is
slightly overwound and located right at the harmonic sweet spot, as seen
on the original version of this top-of-the-line Supro lap steel.
The Supro Jet Airliner lap steel represents the rebirth of the Supro
brand as a stringed instrument manufacturer. The Supro Jet Airliner Lap
Steel Reissue was designed by David Koltai, with technical assistance
from master designer Trevor Wilkinson and vintage pickup expert Ken