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.
David Bowie’s love of the Dual Tone was strong, as evidenced by the guitar’s frequent appearance in promotional photos from his post-9/11 era in New York City. Bowie’s Dual Tone guitar features prominently on the cover of the New Killer Star single, echoing the cover art for Link Wray’s iconic “Rumble!”. With Bowie’s face just out of view, the focus of the image becomes the guitar itself. This begs the question: why is Bowie’s face cropped out of the image? Why is the focus on the guitar? Maybe we aren’t supposed to know? Then we remember the album title: Reality.
Each instrument is numbered by hand and comes with a Supro deluxe gig bag and certificate of authenticity.
Mahogany Body, 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
Includes Supro Gig Bag