dating a supro guitar serial numbers serial number plate tag for 1957 supro dual tone guitar ebay is there an online resource that indexes the serial number on national supro valco guitars to read more superior music fender amp amplifier serial numbers a brief history of valco a new serial number system was adopted.
Starting in 1947 a new serial number system was adopted that allows for reasonably accurate dating of instruments valco quickly became one of the leading manufacturers of lap steels alongside magnatone gibson and rickenbacker and the company also sold acoustic guitars with national necks and bodies by gibson.
Span classnews_dtmay 09 2018spannbsp018332these guitars were known as supro folkstars and they first appeared around 1964 they were manufactured by valco and have red bodies with screen holes drilled hole coverplates and their necks had dot marker fingerboards with an asymmetrical headstock with a supro logo.
Span classnews_dtoct 12 1999spannbsp018332one place to look is the gruhns guide to vintage guitars theres a serial number breakdown in the nationalvalco section holler if.
Beginning in 1940 nationalvalco serial numbers were on a small oblong metal plate brass or aluminum this plate was tacked to the back of the neck with two small brass nails the following serial numbers apply to all valcomade national instruments including lapsteels and guitars.
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Manufactured in chicago from 1935 to 1968 supro amplifiers and guitars can be heard on landmark recordings by iconic artists such as led zeppelin the rolling stones and david bowie revived in 2013 supro now offers a curated range of vintageinspired guitars basses tube amps and pedals that capture the legendary supro sound.