An Exceptionally Fine 1965 Fender Princeton AA 964 Amplifier
1965 Fender Princeton AA 964
An exceptionally fine June 1965 "black-face" black tolex "Princeton AA 964". This wonderful little amp will give you that perfect mid-sixties "clean" tone that everyone wants… It weighs just 24 lbs, boasts 12 watts and has one Oxford 10J4 ten-inch speaker. Black Tolex body, with silver sparkle Grill cloth. The cabinet measures 20 x 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 (down to 7 1/2) inches. We have had the amplifier serviced and the original speaker expertly re-coned. An exceptionally fine example - complete with the original instruction manual, warranty, and schematic diagram. Second in popularity only to the Deluxe, the 12 watt Princeton was an affordable step up from the Champ and Vibro Champ amps. In 1968, CBS engineers began to alter the coveted "blackface" circuits of the larger amps, but the Princeton remained untouched until late 1970. Interestingly, all Fender amps with tremolo are marked "Vibrato" on the control panel. This is a misnomer since the effect produced by the amp is tremolo (volume modulation) and not true vibrato (pitch modulation). Unlike it's "blackface" siblings, the Princeton did not use the LDR type tremolo which grounded signal to produce tremolo. Instead, the Princeton used power tube bias modulated tremolo which produces a more pleasing effect. (#2003)

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Excellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand Fender
Model Princeton AA 964
Finish Blackface
Categories Guitar Combos
Year 1965
Made In United States

Fast response, as described. Excellent.

Scott M. - December 11, 2019

Hands-down the most absolute exquisite packing job I have ever seen in my life this beautiful baby could not have possibly even moved a millimeter and guitar was even better than described absolutely flawless I will put on some white gloves i
And a surgical smock and go into a clean room to play this baby ,it's so awesome.. I highly recommend the seller, you can rest assure your guitar will arrive with the maximum amount of protection way beyond my expectations, I love it.

Raymond R. - December 05, 2019

The amplifier was as described. 60 years old and unmolested. It was carefully packed and seller complied with my shipping request.
I paid a bit more as it’s condition led me to believe it may warrant the premium.
I was right.
It sounds glorious! Especially through one of the two bass inputs, particularly with dynasonic pickups.
I’m Leary of taking it to a tech as I really don’t want to lose any of its charm, but reluctantly I will. Eventually. After exploring its charms.
Great transaction

John W. - July 24, 2019


Christopher G. - June 22, 2019

got it thanks.

Hiroaki W. - May 23, 2019

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Fender Princeton AA 964 1965 Blackface
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