Hi, I am new and apologize if this is not the proper place for this question. I purchased this steel guitar at an estate sale today. The guitar is kind of beat up looking and I notice that some pieces are missing. I also am having trouble identifying it beyond it saying Supro. I have looked up Supro but I can find no other which look like this one in my research today. I thought perhaps one of this forums knowledgeable members may be able to help me? I really am thankful for any help regarding repair knowledge or identification.
A Supro resonator. They were very non-standardized guitars using bits and pieces from all over with inconsistent manufacturing and model line. A nice piece of history.


"Also new in ’39 was the Supro Collegian Guitar Family. This consisted of a number of metal-bodied resonators, the No. 25 Spanish, No. 26 Hawaiian, No. 27 Tenor, No. 28 Mandolin, and No. 29 Ukulele. These had metal bodies made of brass – no doubt leftover Style 97 and Style 0 National bodies – and painted a yellowish maple color, with a clear plastic pickguard. This latter guitar took over the bottom of the National resonator line, pushing out the Duolian, which was no longer offered. All but the uke cost $35, the uke $20.

These new acoustic Supros probably only lasted a couple years as Supros. In 1941, the Collegians were shifted to the National line and were still available in ’42."
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
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