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1959 Fender Deluxe Tweed Narrow Panel Vintage Tube Amp 5E3 Circuit w/ Jensen P12Q & Cover


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Up for sale, a 1959 Fender Deluxe in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, featuring original Triad transformers, stunningly well-kept tweed, an extremely original circuit, and a vintage Jensen P12Q speaker.

Few circuits are more desired and emulated than the narrow panel Tweed 5E3, and this amp delivers everything you'd expect from a collector-grade amp from the last iteration of the Tweed line. Incredibly dynamic and harmonically rich, the Deluxe can be glassy and clear at low volumes, but for most players the magic is in this amp's overdrive capabilities. Especially when connecting the two channels with a small jumper 1/4" cable, the interactive pair of Volume controls can dial in everything from fully saturated roar and snarl, to the particular sweet buzzy qualities with ideal midrange bite that you often times can't coax out of any other Tweed circuit. This amp reacts well to a host of effects pedals and different guitars, but truly shines with the guitar plugged straight into the amp, using your volume knob to coax clean rhythm tones and singing leads with the twist of a knob.

The circuit is 100% original save for a couple small electrolytic caps, with the stock pair of Triad transformers at its heart. All of the original CTS pots are intact, with matching date codes from the 19th week of '59. The amp is loaded with a full complement of original yellow Astron caps in the preamp, and even the power supply caps are original. A couple smaller electrolytics have been replaced, cleanly sleeved inside the original Astron Minimite wrappers. The tube set includes RCA 6V6 power tubes and matching 5Y3 rectifier, with modern valves in the preamp.

The speaker is an era-correct Jensen P12Q alnico magnet 12" driver with a clean teal frame and Jensen sticker on the bell cover. This speaker retains the original speaker harness with cloth covered wire and stock 1/4" input as well, and the speaker has also been professionally reconed in the amp's lifetime. The date on the edge of the speaker frame is from the 8th week of '61. The tube chart is extremely clean with an "IF" date stamp which translates to June of '59.

The chrome on the chassis is bright and clean, with all of the original white silkscreened text present and only very minor pitting, retaining the original chickenhead knobs. In similar condition, the original tweed and oxblood grillcloth are extremely well-kept with very limited ambering of the lacquer on the tweed, and only very faint wear on the edges of the enclosure. The leather handle is also original and in great shape, secured with stock brackets. This Deluxe is an example that will satisfy collectors and serious players alike, recently given a clean bill of health and ready for your next gig or studio session.

A reissue Victoria Luggage brown fitted amp cover is included.