Here is a vintage 1961 Supro Model 1600R Supreme electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number T56429, is in extremely excellent cosmetic condition, and was made to be the companion to the much more common Supro Reverberation reverb/amp unit with an identically mirrored aesthetic, aside from the Reverberation’s smaller control panel situated near the left side of the handle on the top. In fact, this amp is incredibly rare, and for every 100 Reverberation units, only (1) 1600R was made. Interestingly enough, this rare amp shares a schematic nearly identical to that of a 1624T, which is widely considered to be one of the best-sounding Supro designs ever made. Whether you’re looking for an amazing-sounding Jimmy Page-style Supro amp, or an über rare Valco-made specimen, this is certainly a fantastic amp to consider.
Serial Number: T56429
Transformer Codes: 166117, 166125
Speaker Date Code: 220121 (Jensen, mid ’61)
This rare ’61 Supro Supreme amp utilizes: (1) 5Y3, (2) 6973, and (2) 12AX7 original RCA tubes through an original 1 x 10″ Jensen C10R Special Design speaker.
The cosmetic condition of this amp is quite impressive, with no evidence of notable flaws or damage. The original white piping is still both very structurally intact and unfaded with a clean appearance. The grill cloth is in perfect structural condition, and the tolex is in correspondingly excellent shape.
Of course the amp sounds incredible. It produces fantastic overdriven crunch which seems to complement any guitar. This particular amp sounds great with both a Tele and a Les Paul. The original speaker (with original cone) is in perfect structural condition and does not exhibit fatigue.