The fretboard sports block inlays and original slender fretwire which is in great overall shape, having been recently leveled and crowned and currently showing only a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. A new bone nut has been carved for the instrument, measuring 1 11/16 in width, with ideal string spacing for easy chording and accurate lead work. On the headstock, the small, metal "Supro" badge is intact and in great shape with blue lettering. The original gold Kluson single-line tuners all turn smoothly and still hold pitch well with Supro's signature "tulip" tuner buttons.
On the body, all of the stock electronics work as they should, and the pair of single coils in oversized gold covers deliver full, well-rounded tones with a balanced EQ response and a bit of twang on the top end. The electronics are untouched, with original solder joints and Stackpole pots. Aside from a new pickguard sourced via Pickguardian, all of the original hardware is present, including the trapeze tailpiece, switch plate, switch tip, Dakaware Master Volume knob, and "lightning bolt" Brazilian rosewood compensated bridge. In terms of cosmetic wear, this guitar retains its 100% original nitro lacquer finish with a vibrant and unfaded three-tone sunburst, which shows wear through the layers of the burst and down to the bare maple around the rounded edges of the body. There is also some honest playwear through the finish along the treble side edge of the neck profile and behind frets 1-3.
A previous owners ID number is also lightly written on the back of the headstock parallel with the strip tuners. Overall, this Supro presents very well with the sort of wear that comes from consistent use, and this well loved guitar has no serious or structural wear of any kind! The other noteworthy feature of this first year model is the unique way the body was routed. Most Supros from 1959 onward have a fairly extensive "swiss cheese" routing from the backside of the body, but this Rhythm Master has clean and minimal factory routes that logically follow the wiring layout. The result is a Supro that has a more solid and resonant body than 99% of the vintage examples on the market!The original hardshell case is included. The case is particularly clean, with a thatched gray exterior, white leather ends and original latches and handle. The plush red interior is in great shape too.
Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1958 Supro Rhythm Master Val-Trol Vintage Guitar Dual Tone Valco Sunburst withohc" is in sale since Saturday, July 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.