NMM 6757. Electric Lap Steel Guitar by National-Dobro Corporation, Los Angeles, 1936.
Supro Electric Hawaiian. Serial number B213.
Ex coll.: Walter Carter, Nashville, Tennessee. Board of Trustees, 1999.
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Supro was the budget electric guitar line for National-Dobro. This aluminum-bodied model was produced from early 1936 until 1937, when it was replaced by a wood-bodied version (see NMM 11255).
Front and Back Views of Peghead
Front of Body, Lower End, and Control Knob
Bridge and Tailpiece
Pickup (Exterior and Interior Views)
Literature: Timothy D. Miller, The Origins and Development of the Pedal Steel Guitar, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2007), p. 34.
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