Truetone Music has been selected to take in a special collection of instruments from a very special long-time customer and friend of ours.  A collector of only unique, rare, vintage and high-end guitars & amps, he amassed a serious collection of these years.  For the first time, these pieces are available on the market for the first time.

Everything from this collection is special, but one really jumped out: this ultra rare 1959 Fender Bassman.  This is one the most iconic amps in Fender's long history (and just guitar amp history in general).  It helped to spawn an entire industry of tube amps, as it was ahead of its time in what it provided.  45 watts pumped through four 10" speakers, 2 channels, 4 inputs, and classic tweed styling - that's what the Bassman was and continues to be as a reissue more than 60 years later.  This one has made it through the test of the time, and is still going strong.


We'd love to say it's all original, but this one is definitely not (and if it were, it would be priced much, much higher).  The main thing, externally, is that it has been recovered - it's not the original tweed, but it's done right.  Same goes for the grill cloth.  Internally, a lot has happened as well - replaced speakers, power & output transformers, and more.  A full detailed list of what has been changed is below.  We had this amp properly inspected and vetted by an outside source - an amp tech who is local L.A. legend and vintage expert.  Everything is straight and tested to good working order.  The condition of this amp is excellent, especially considering its age.  Be sure to check out the photos to see everything.  
This vintage amp has all of the tone and vibe you'd expect from a '59 Bassman.  It's a sound that's hard to beat.  There's a reason why it's become a serious player's "go to" amp for both stage and studio use.  We were blown away when we plugged it in.  The pine cabinet is resonant, and supports the tight cleans as well as the crunch when you turn up.  It's warm and buttery when it needs to be, and can provide that top-end chime that guitarists love to get out of Fender amps.  And it can also melt your face off.  It's that kind of tone.  
We've had a ton of vintage amps here over the years, and this one stands out as one of the coolest.  It would be a fine addition to any vintage amp collection.
  • Year: 1959
  • Recovered 
  • New Grill Cloth
  • Original choke transformer
  • Replaced power and output transformer
  • Period correct speakers but not original (one has been repair)
  • Replaced electrolytics and filter caps
  • Replaced tubes
  • Replaced handle
  • New AC cord
  • Aftermarket Cover

 ***Due to the size, weight and value of this amp, it is not eligible for free shipping.  Local pickup is preferable.  If you need this shipped, please contact us directly before purchasing***


Listeda year ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Bassman 5F6-A Narrow Panel 40-Watt 4x10" Guitar Combo
Finish
  • Tweed
Categories
Year
  • 1959
Model Family
  • Fender Bassman
Series
  • Fender Vintage Tweed Amps
Speaker Configuration
  • 4x10"
Electronics
  • Tube
Reverb
  • None
Model Sub-Family
  • Fender Bassman Amp
Color Family
  • Yellow

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Santa Monica, CA, United States
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