Supro 1624T in mint condition from 1961. Here's a little demo with a Gibson HIstoric Les Paul, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior, Fender Telecaster. Fuzz used on s...

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Comment by George on December 24, 2011 at 5:00pm

Hi Guys

There has been a big resurgence in interest in tube guitar amps in Australia due to great sounding old amps like this one. There are companies in Australia manufacturing point-to-point wired amps at very reasonable prices (checkout EB Amps on eBay au). Anyway thanks for posting the amp sounds great.

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History of Valco

The Valco company has its roots in the National String Instrument Corporation, which was founded in 1927. The company is famous as the first manufacturer of resonator guitars, which were hugely popular in blues and (a bit later) bluegrass music. National merged with the Dobro company, another maker of resonator guitars, around 1932 to form the National Dobro Corporation. The company began producing electric instruments in the 1930s that included electric guitars, lap steels, mandolins and amplifiers. These pre-war electric instruments are fairly rare today, though the lap steels pop up with some regularity. The archtop bodies for the guitars were sourced from Regal and then from Kay, but the electronics were developed and manufactured by National-Dobro. The Supro brand name was introduced in the mid-‘30s for cheaper electric instruments.

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