Up for sale, a 1964 Fender Princeton in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. This rare, transitional "tuxedo" Princeton features the Brown Panel 6G2 circuit with Black Panel cosmetics, a pairing that only lasted a few short months. The Princeton has a tone that is very dynamic and warm, with crystalline clean tones giving way to rich, saturated overdrive as you turn 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 is 100% original, with the stock pair of Schumacher transformers which date to the very first weeks of '64, and a chassis stamp that dates to 1964 as well. The preamp retains all of the stock yellow Astron and blue molded Ajax caps, central to the sweet, musical quality of Fender's golden age circuits. All of the original CTS pots are intact, with visible date codes from the 8th week of '64. The tube complement includes a pair of Electro Harmonix 6V6 power tubes, with a pair of vintage preamp tubes from the likes of RCA, and a vintage 5Y3 rectifier. The tube chart is fully intact inside the cabinet, and the "NE" date code which translates to May of '64. The speaker is an era-correct square magnet CTS 10" driver, matching the cosmetics and tonal characteristics of the original driver.
The original smooth black tolex is extremely clean with only a few minor scuffs and light edge wear, while the baffle retains its silver sparkle grillcloth which shows very minimal aging. All the stock hardware is present including chassis straps, sphinx glides, handle caps, and a set of original white barrel knobs.