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1965 Supro Martinique Val-Trol Resoglass Vintage Electric Guitar Ermine White w/ Case, Valco


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Up for sale, a 1965 Supro Martinique in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. Featuring a "Res-o-Glass" fiberglass body design, the Martinique features two stunning sounding Supro oversized single coil pickups and an additional hidden pickup located *inside* the compensated wooden bridge. This third pickup is known by the "Val-Trol" designation, which was Supro's term for this unique piezo-style pickup. With volume and tone controls adjacent to each pickup, the Martinique is a rare and versatile tone machine, with a trio of distinct tones from the pickups that range from shimmering, acoustic-esque clean, to overwound single coil punch, to smooth, mellow jazz tones at the neck. With a largely hollow fiberglass body, the instrument weighs only 7lbs 10oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action and fresh 10-46 strings.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Chunky C, measuring .870” 1st fret, .960” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
-Frets: Slender, touch of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 24 1/2”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, nylon
-Tuners: Kluson Deluxe, double line
-Serialization: Foil sticker

Body Specs:

-Material: Res-o-glass
-Pickups: Oversized single coil (ceramic) x2, Val-Trol
-Harness: CTS pots date to 21st week 1965
-Controls: Volume x3, Tone x3, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Rosewood bridge (Val-Trol pickup inside), vibrato tailpiece (arm not included)
-Plastics: Knobs x7, Val-Trol pickguard

Cosmetically, the guitar is a particularly clean example, and the Ermine White gloss on the fiberglass body exhibits light wear surrounding the forward strap button, and just a few small additional scuffs on the fiberglass. The neck profile retains its smooth nitro lacquer gloss.

A brand new SKB hardshell case is included.