The original Tri Tone had a 3-way switch, allowing only one pickup to be used at a time. On the vintage versions we have seen, the routing for the middle pickup cavity was done after the paint job. This leads us to believe that the bodies started out prior to assembly as Dual Tone guitar bodies, which were then modified to become Triple Tones. For the brand new 2019 Tri Tone, we combined two Vistatone pickups with an overwound Super Alnico unit in the bridge, giving access to all the vintage tones (and more) on a 5-way switch. Like other vintage-inspired guitars in the current Supro line-up, the Tri Tone received modernizations like set-neck construction and increased access to upper frets, making this a truly awesome guitar with major vintage mojo.