Up for sale, a 1992 Fender Japan Custom Edition "Wood" Tweed Champ Reverb in collector-grade condition and in perfect working order. An exceedingly rare amp, this Fender Japan exclusive iteration of the venerable Fender Tweed Champ circuit is utterly unique, aesthetically echoing the "Woody" amps of Fender's earliest days with a walnut-finished finger-jointed ash cabinet.
With the Champ's Tweed era 5F1 circuit as a jumping off point, the Champ Reverb is a more versatile pint-sized beast than its progenitor, with Bass and Treble knobs and an onboard Reverb circuit. A single-ended Class A design with a 6V6 power tube, this Champ offers great grit, dynamic response, and smooth drive via the original 8" ceramic magnet speaker.
The circuit is virtually untouched, save for a new cathode resistor, and voltages were brought up on a variac with performance tested at both 100V and 120V. The amp operates flawlessly on USA 120V power. The original 1992 inspection tag is present on the underside of the chassis, and the chrome faceplate is positively gleaming, retaining all of the original white silkscreen text.
The walnut-finished cabinet is remarkably well-kept, with just a few minor scuffs and marks on the enclosure. The oxblood/gold stripe grillcloth is practically perfect, and the original leather handle is present too. The small "Custom Edition" badge is also present on the upper back panel.
A compact, versatile tonal delight, this Wood Champ Reverb checks all the boxes, rarer than the vast majority of Fenders that bear the Champ name.