Jet Airliner

The Lap Steel for Guitarists

The 1466BW Jet Airliner Lap Steel is an updated reissue of the Supro electric lap steel guitar that was manufactured in the early 1960s. The Jet Airliner’s vintage-correct body shape and Art Deco aesthetics are enhanced with an intonation-friendly, string-through-body hardtail bridge and a silver foil version of the original Supro “Clear-tone” pickup.

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Silver Foil Pickup

The unique Silver Foil pickup found in the Supro Jet Airliner is a faithful reproduction of the original “Clear-tone” unit developed for Valco by Ralph Keller in the early 1950s. This has a massive, broadband sound with remarkably low noise for a single-coil design.

The humbucker-sized version of the Supro Silver Foil pickup used in the Jet Airliner is slightly overwound and located right at the harmonic “sweet spot.”

Features:

  • Vintage Supro Jet Airliner body design
  • Black & White tuxedo finish
  • Art Deco fretboard design
  • Supro Silver Foil pickup
  • 50’s-wiring volume and tone controls
  • String-through-body hardtail bridge
  • Ships in open-E tuning (E B E G# B E)
  • 23” scale

Lessons: Lap Steel For Guitar Players

Lap Steel Demos by Gary Morse