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1962 Fender Princeton 6G2-A Brown Panel Vintage Tube Amp w/ Oxford 10J4, Cover

$3,699.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 1962 Fender Princeton in excellent condition and in perfect working order. This genuine vintage Brown Panel era Princeton features a very original 6G2-A circuit. The Princeton has a tone that is very dynamic and warm, with crystalline clean tones giving way to rich, saturated overdrive when turning up the Volume knob. The circuit is as pure and straightforward as they come, and the single Tone knob has a surprisingly wide range. The bias based tremolo circuit has a strong, dimensional pulse and particularly broad range of speeds too.

The circuit retains the original pair of Schumacher transformers which date to the 39th (power) and 46th (output) weeks of '61, and the preamp retains all of the original blue molded Ajax tone caps, which have a particularly sweet, musical tonal character. The original Stackpole pots are intact, with visible date codes from the 43rd week of '61. The power supply features a new multi-section can cap, and two smaller Sprague electrolytic caps in the preamp, all ensuring reliable use. The tube complement includes all vintage valves, with a matched pair of vintage JAN 6V6s, a Silvertone-branded (RCA) 5Y3 rectifier, and vintage preamp tubes as well.

The speaker is the original gold frame Oxford 10J4 speaker, with a date code on the edge of the frame from the 21st week of '62. The original tube chart is intact, retaining an "LA" date stamp which translates to January of 1962.

Cosmetically, this amp features the original rough brown tolex, wheat grillcloth, and the stock leather handle. There's a bit of light staining and scuffing on the edges of the enclosure, and light patina on the original handle caps and chassis straps. The faceplate is very clean, retaining the original brown barrel knobs.

A modern replica Victoria Luggage-style slip cover is included.