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"We have this Supro. I have to admit there are so many models of these that I don't remember this one off hand. But I am very familiar with them, I've had several of them myself. The Supro and the National are pretty much the same guitar really. The shape is different. It's a fiberglass body bolted together. It has a very interesting bridge pickup too. There's a piezo pickup and some coils inside the bass of that bridge. It's an interesting sound. It kind of sounds like an acoustic guitar but not really. I mean not compared to modern standards. This has the typical National hot single coils - they really crunch. It has lots of knobs; everyone likes that. The thing about it is I've had to do quite a lot of work to it. I've had to refret it and adjust the bridge and secure too so it would stay in tune. This has a truss rod in it, but it's the old box style, like an old Martin would have. It's not adjustable. Unfortunately, on a rock-n-roll guitar to have good action that's playable and clear you have to be able to really fine tune that. The only way to do that is not in the field, it's in the shop because you have to rig it up with the right amount of bow and then you have to test - take the strings off a lot of times until you get it right. Then you can finally polish and recrown the frets and finish the job off. It's a little bit of a process but it's super stable. I did that probably three years ago and hasn't needed anything since then. This song is mostly used for the Brothers - anything from the Brothers. Not every song but ones like 'Tighten Up' and 'She's Long Gone' and a couple of other ones too," explains Dan Auerbach's guitar tech about the Supro Martinique Electric Guitar.more
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