Absara Audio, parent company of effects maker Pigtronix, has acquired the Supro trademark pertaining to amplifiers and guitars. To accommodate this expansion, Absara has constructed a new production facility in Port Jefferson Station, New York, and says that in April it will begin shipping a line of U.S.-made, vintage-inspired Supro tube amps. The rights to the Supro brand were acquired from Bruce Zinky, who has been retained by the company as design engineer, and has collaborated with David Koltai on the modern incarnation of the Supro amp.
Supro’s origins can be traced to the early 1930s, when the National Resophonic and Dobro companies merged to form a manufacturing entity called Valco.
“We are humbled by the opportunity to re-imagine the Supro product line in a way that honors its rich history and will push these classic designs to the forefront of the modern tube amplifier industry,” said Pigtronix co-founder Brian Bethke.