Fender Deluxe Amp 1961 Brown Tolex

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This particular 1961 Fender Brown Face came to us direct from legendary guitarist and songwriter Sonny Mone of the band Crazy Horse, known for their work with Neil Young. This amp has been cared for by a pro for many years. Its condition shows this. The tube sticker production date is missing as photographed, but the hand written "A" after 6G3, correlate to a 1961 production. One of the transformers appears to have been replaced. The other transformer is original with a production date of the 12th week of 1961. The handle is a replacement. The metal speaker cone guard is marked "12k5-3 / 465-204".  The underside shows some wear as photographed. But this wont be seen while the amp is in use. 

The following is some background information on this amp:

Most people refer to Blackface or Tweed era amps when they talk about the classic Fender tone - and often rightfully so. However, as for guitar amps, the early 60's were perhaps the most innovative era at Fender: there were some very, very interesting and fresh ideas introduced during the Brownface era, and the Deluxe 6G3 certainly is a great example of that. Among Fender enthusiasts the Brownface Deluxe Amp is known as a "mini-Marshall" - and as soon as you hear it, you'll understand why. If you like overdrive, this amp is for you. To put things in perspective, a Brownface Deluxe has a bit more headroom than a Tweed Deluxe, but it's much "browner" and thicker-sounding than the Blackface Deluxe and Deluxe Reverb that were next in line.  The Brown Deluxe is known for having been used by at least a handful of legendary guitarists: Billy Gibbons is my favorite example. Check out the 1980 live performance of ZZ Top's "Cheap Sunglasses" and you'll see the mighty little Deluxe sitting on the drum riser with a microphone stuck in front of it. Also Ted Nugent is said to have recorded some of his most popular music with a brown Deluxe.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed5 months ago
ConditionExcellent (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

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