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1964 Fender Concert Black Panel Pre-CBS Vintage Tube Amp 4x10 AB763 Circuit, Super


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Up for sale, a 1964 Fender Concert with a very original, professionally serviced circuit and vintage ceramic magnet Fender 10" speaker quad. Essentially a Super Reverb without the reverb, the Concert shares the same AB763 preamp as its "Super" brother, and this amp has notably more headroom (given that the reverb circuit adds a gain stage). Warm, detailed, and able to deliver Black Panel era sparkle and muscle, this Concert is an excellent pedal platform, also offering some grit and natural overdrive at higher volumes.

The circuit is extremely original, retaining all of the Schumacher-made transformers (Fender's primary transformer supplier in the era) which date to '64. The preamp is untouched save for the small modern electrolytic caps which ensure optimal performance, and all of the original blue Ajax signal caps are present, an essential part of the smooth, musical character of Fender's Black Panel era preamps. All of the original Stackpole and CTS pots are intact, with visible date codes from the 34th week of '64. The power supply has been professionally recapped with high quality F&T capacitors, and a three-prong power cable has also been installed.

The speaker complement includes three original CTS-made ceramic magnet 10" drivers, and one closely matched speaker made by Oxford (another primary Fender speaker supplier). All speakers have viable cones and blue foil Fender labels on the magnets. The tube chart is intact inside the cabinet, with an "NL" stamp that dates to December of '64.

The original smooth black tolex and deeply aged silver sparkle grillcloth are intact, exhibiting plenty of honest wear. Both the finger-jointed cabinet and baffle board are structurally sound. The Black Panel faceplate is surprisingly well-kept, with the "Fender Electric Instrument Co" text only seen on Pre-CBS examples. All of the original witch hat knobs are also intact.

A modern one-button footswitch to engage the tremolo is included.