Up for sale, a 1962 Fender Deluxe tube amplifier in near mint, collector-grade condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original tolex hangtag and Victoria Luggage brown canvas cover.
Manufactured in the brief Brown Panel Pre-CBS era, this amp features the 6G3 circuit, providing a perfect middle ground between the warmth and dynamic range of the Tweed amps that preceded it and the clarity and chime of the Black Panel amps that would be introduced a couple years later. This Deluxe offers everything from rich and mellow tonalities to twangy and crystalline bite at the turn of a knob. The bias-based tremolo circuit is deep and throbbing, with a very smooth waveform and a tone that has an almost three-dimensional quality. It's truly one of the best examples of this classic Fender effect.
The circuit is 100% original save for the power supply caps which have been cleanly sleeved in their original Minimite wrappers. The original transformers date to the 35th and 36th weeks of '62, manufactured by Fender's primary transformer supplier in the era, Schumacher. The preamp retains all of the blue molded Ajax caps central to the sweet, musical response of the 6G3 circuit, and all of the original pots are intact too. The tube complement includes the original Amperex GZ34 rectifier and a pair of USA Tung Sol preamp tubes, with a new, freshly biased pair of EH 6V6 power tubes and one new valve in the preamp as well. The power cable has also been upgraded to a modern three-prong.
The stock Oxford 12K5 speaker is intact with an extremely clean frame and date code from the 36th week of 1962, retaining the original cone. Inside the cab, the original tube chart is bright white with crips corners and a "LJ" date stamp which translates to October of '62. Cosmetically, this amp is stunningly clean, with original rough brown tolex and wheat grillcloth. The original chassis straps and sphinx glides (feet) are intact, and even the original leather handle is in great shape. The faceplate is extremely well-kept, retaining its full complement of brown barrel knobs.
The original tolex hangtag is intact, as is the original Victoria Luggage brown canvas cover.