The 2019 Silverwood gets its inspiration from the vintage Rhythm Master and Silverwood models of the late 50s and early 60s. The Rhythm Master was introduced in 1958 advertising it as having “Amazing electric rhythm tone”. The Silverwood appeared in catalogs in 1960. It was very similar to the Rhythm Master, but now with a “blonde mirror” finish, and bound neck, and was advertised as Supro’s Finest Electric. The Silverwood appeared in the Supro lineup for only a year or two. This guitar was later used by Jimmy Reed, the legendary American blues artist whose songs have been covered by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Etta James and the Grateful Dead. Jimmy Reed is also notable for having been one of the first to play harmonica at the same time as he played guitar, and fashioned his own harmonica holder from a coat hanger.