Supro guitars are reborn for the 21st century. The Supro Island Series Hampton is modelled after Supro’s original 1962 Ozark guitar keeping many classic features, such as the 1960’s-era beveled-edge Ozark body, the original field-coil Gold Foil pickups, and the iconic Wave tailpiece…
The Island Series guitars are updated, high-performance instruments based on the 1962 version of the Supro Ozark. The timeless curves of this vintage solidbody design have been enhanced with ergonomic set-neck construction, satin-neck finish and comfortable 12” radius with rolled fretboard edges.
The Hampton’s Gold Foil pickups use the same internal construction as the original “Clear-tone” pickups, providing a massive, broadband sound with remarkably low noise for a single-coil design. The mini-humbucker-sized version of the Supro Gold Foil pickup found in this guitar has the same internal construction as the humbucker-sized versions found in the other Island Series models. The Hampton’s bridge pickup is wound slightly hotter than the others, while the middle pickup is RWRP, providing fully hum-cancelling sound in the “2 and 4” positions of the 5-way blade switch.
The Island Series guitars are available in single, double and triple pickup configurations. The Jamesport has the single pickup, the Westbury has the double and the Hampton has the triple pickup combination.
- Body design: Vintage Supro solidbody
- Body wood: Alder
- Construction: Set-neck
- Neck: Maple with satin finish
- Scale length: 25 ½” / 648mm
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: dots
- Frets: 22 extra-jumbo frets with 6100 fretwire
- Fretboard: 12″ radius
- Top nut: Corian
- Number of Pickups: 3
- Neck Pickup: Vintage Gold Foil single-coil
- Middle pickup: Vintage Gold Foil single-coil RWRP fully hum-cancelling
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage Gold Foil single-coil
- Electronics: 50’s-wiring volume and tone controls
- Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 5-way selector
- Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
- Tailpiece: vintage style Wave tailpiece
- Colors: Bronze, Arctic White, Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Tobacco Sunburst
- Country manufactured: Indonesia (Island Series)