Fender Champ 5F1 transition 1963 Black Tolex

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The rarest variation of the beloved narrow panel Tweed Champ isn't actually covered in tweed! In late-1963 Fender made a very small number of Champs covered in their new black tolex, but with the same narrow panel cabinet and circuit as the tweed version. The result is a compact, adorable, and great sounding tube combo. Just perfect for practice and recording, and also very collectable.

This little Champ is in very clean condition, obviously well cared for during its life. The cabinet & tolex are in fine shape and the control panel is clean with only a small amount of corrosion. Original speaker, original transformers, even the original RCA tubes, Some changed out capacitors and power cord, serviced by Michael Clark of Clark Amplification (original parts included).
  • Tube Chart = ML (December 1963)
  • Power Transformer = 606-3-10 (10th week 1963)
  • Output Transformer = 606-3-07 (7th week 1963)
  • Speaker = 137 240 (40th week 1962)

Comes with New Fender Champ Tweed Cover

- I work at a music store and this guitar is for sale locally and I reserve the right to remove this at any time. I cannot offer a warranty for Vintage Pieces.

- I always do right by my customers and they are always happy- this is your chance get this very Rare late 63 Champ now!!!

                     DON'T MISS OUT!!!!

USE BUY IT NOW, and I'll include freight free of charge using UPS anywhere in the continental United States; that excludes Alaska, Hawaii, and the territories of the United States who will pay an adjusted cost.

Zero feedback, Negative feedback or less than 98% positive feedback bidders must send me full contact information ( full name, residential address, phone number) prior to bidding- otherwise their bids will be cancelled automatically and without notice. I will not ship to addresses that are of an unconfirmed status by Paypal, if using paypal as method of payment. To check the status of your address, you may contact paypal and inquire. Bidding or buying in this auction is an act of voluntary consent to these terms and violation of these terms will void the auction and will result in a non-sell status- which is not a problem for 99% of the honest and straight forward bidders on Reverb! It’s that 1% that makes it tough for everyone!!


I am always fair with my customers, of which none have ever been unhappy or wanted to return an instrument, But I do not want to leave my customers with a feeling that they would be stuck with something they just didn't like, especially for this amount of money. I also do not want to create an environment for people who would abuse the system to have a forum to buy a guitar and return it for full price like they were checking out a book at the library. So I have come up with a system that protects you from getting stuck with something you don't want and protects me from scamming customers (which is indeed the exception and not the norm- I have been lucky and sold guitars to many people over Ebay who are excellent people and would never take advantage or be dishonest in their intentions. There is a non-refundable 15% restocking fee for the return of this item. I the seller, may allow the buyer the option for a second chance to buy another guitar and this amount of the 15% restocking fee, may be applied toward the purchase of another instrument that I have for sale. This option is available at my discretion and is not automatic upon the buyer’s request. Guitars returned for a refund must qualify and must be approved by me upon undergoing a thorough look over for evidence of tampering or damage. Providing that the item is returned in the exact condition it was sold and shipped in, I will grant a money back refund minus the 15% restocking fee. Damage or tampering to the guitar as determined by me the seller, may result in denial for a refund and will be shipped back to the buyer, or may include additional charges, and is determined at the sole discretion of the seller. IN the event of a return, Damages incurred in shipping will not be the responsibility of the Seller and will be the responsibility of the buyer to initiate a claim with the shipping service. The Bidding or buying of this guitar is an act of agreement to these terms and is not negotiable.

I do all I can to accurately describe and depict the item with clear text and descent photographs, however all items are sold as is and returns will not be allowed except where an item shows up "dead on arrival" and it was not due to damage in transit. I cannot be responsible for losses or damage occurring in shipping (unless I was negligent in preparing the parcel, of course and that is just not going to happen).

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