Model: David Bowie 1961 Dual Tone
“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’. He’d 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
Maple Neck with Pau Ferro Fingerboard
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
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