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Excelsior Citation C-25 1960

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Lakeside Studio
Stillwater, MN, United States
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Excelsior Citation C-25 1960 Amplifier for sale. Never left my smoke free private home studio except for light service by Terry Dobbs (aka Mr Valco). Not the most valuable, but it is the rarest amp in my collection and in crazy clean condition. In over 12 yrs of collecting I've seen only one of these for sale, along with two C-15's. All three were beat to hell. There isn't much info out there on Excelsior. I know some were made by Sano in New Jersey. Check out Vintage Guitar Magazine online for a story on the Excelsior Americana.
  • About 30 watts via a pair of Groove Tubes 6L6GE tubes and vintage USA 5U4 rectifier. 
  • Four vintage USA 12ax7a.
  • Original 1960 Jensen P15N Alnico5 Speaker in beautiful condition.
  • Original point to point, old school hand wired, two channel, four input with Vibrato. Jumping the channels sounds glorious.
  • Original door stop footswitch for Vibrato.
Condition is excellent. The control plate, chassis and grill cloth are practically mint for this vintage. I play all my amps and keep them stable and original. This amp sounds fantastic. It is my absolute favorite setup - 6L6's, tube rectification and a 15" Jensen P15N. Clean to about 5 or 6 and then it starts to shine and grind. The amp appears to have been recovered at sometime, but other than that it's all original except the light servicing. You can't understand how cool this amp looks, with the angles and the recessed grill, until you see it in person. Would make a great gigging amp - who's got one of these?
As always with vintage gear the amp is sold as is, no returns, but buy with confidence. Check my seller history and Reverb achievement awards. I've shipped many vintage amps and guitars.

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Listed3 years 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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  • United States

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