Bill Nelson

  • Be Bop Deluxe/Red Noise

"The Belmont has just the right amount of grit and bite without it ever becoming too shrill or strident. It’s a great little guitar with tons of character and style.”

About Bill Nelson

Legendary UK guitarist Bill Nelson, founder member of Be Bop Deluxe and Red Noise

"I actually own an original, late 1950s Supro Belmont", says Bill "but whilst it has a great sound, it’s problematic in many ways, particularly with regard to playability. The new Supro Belmont is much more comfortable in that respect, and the pickup is an absolute gem. It reproduces that late 1950s, early ‘60s rock n’ roll and rhythm n’ blues sound perfectly"

Bill, who in addition to his well documented guitar and vocal skills is also a extremely talented producer, painter and video artist, has a huge collection of vintage and 'quirky' instruments, and knows a thing or two about what makes a great guitar, and also owns an Italia Mondial.