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1957 Magnatone Custom 213 Troubadour Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 w/ Vibrato, Pre-Estey


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Up for sale, a 1957 Magnatone Custom 213 Troubadour in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original wooden "doorstop" footswitch. An early example of this Troubadour model, the Custom 213 is fresh back from our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with a clean bill of health.

One of the cooler and less common mid-size Magna Electric-era Magnatone amps, the 213 boasts a single 12" alnico Oxford speaker and is powered by a matched pair of Tung Sol 6V6s, delivering 18 all tube watts. Whether you seek round, sparkling cleans or surprisingly thick overdrive, this Magnatone easily supplies a range of dynamic tube-driven textures. Of course one of the main draws of any Magnatone is the true pitch vibrato, and with a width and warble unequalled in tube amp design, this vibrato circuit is in a word "lush."

The point-to-point circuit boasts the original Schumacher transformers which date to '57, and the preamp features a number of new tubular caps. All but one of the original CTS pots are present as well, with visible date codes from the 38th week of '57. A three-prong power cable has also been installed. 
The original Oxford 12KR alnico magnet speaker has a very clean frame, with a bold date stamp from the 35th week of '57. The original tube chart and model sticker are intact in the cabinet too.

The original smooth brown leatherette covering is intact and incredibly clean, along with the wheat grillcloth and unique back panel, also with original grillcloth. There are only a couple minor chips on the lower edge of the faceplate which is overall in wonderful shape, complete with all of the original knobs. The leather handle is vintage and mounted with original brackets.

This amp is fully serviced and ready to be played, complete with the original large wooden "doorstop" footswitch to engage the vibrato.