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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.

Front view Bass side view Treble side view Back view

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Supro model

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 peghead Back of peghead

Manufacturers' name on back of peghead


Front of Body, Lower End, and Control Knob


Front of body Lower end of body, view 1

Lower end of body, view 2 Control


Bridge and Tailpiece


Bridge Tailpiece


Pickup (Exterior and Interior Views)


Pickup cover Pick up


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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