Supro has continued in the current trend of major guitar makers sharing their new NAMM models early! They also really hopped on the Bigsby bandwagon this year, and included the re-popularized tremolo system on both the Conquistador (on the right) and Clermont (on the left) models.
The Conquistador and Clermont are essentially the same, stunning guitar but with different pickup configurations. In “Trans British Racing Green”, the Conquistador packs the familiar single f hole Supro style into a larger, 335-sized body. A Bigsby B7 tremolo graces the guitar along with a Gold Foil Mini-humbucker in the neck, and an Alnico 3 PAF humbucker in the bridge.
Dazzling thanks to its “Aqua Burst” finish, the Clermont pairs two of those same Gold Foil Mini-humbuckers in the same 335-sized package. Unlike the Conquistador’s Mahogany body, the Clermont has an all Maple, flat-top construction. Both guitars also feature the vintage “Hofner Tea Cup”-style knobs. Even better, both cost just under $1000 each, providing surprising value behind the glamorous looks and features.