The GA-8T (or the GA-8T Discoverer) was based on the regular GA-8 but with the addition of Tremolo. Like other Gibson amps, the GA-8T changed in its covering material during its run. Initial, it had a gold wrap which was replaced by Tan in 1963 and then Black in 1965. 

Years of Production: 
1960 - 1967

Features: 1 x 10-inch speaker, 2 inputs,  9 watts

Product Specs

  • GA-8T Discoverer
  • Tweed
  • 1961
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Gibson GA-8T Discoverer 1961
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  • 1961 Gibson GA-8T Discoverer

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    The tone of this amp is exceptional, very similar to the 1962 Gibson GA-5T, but not as raw as the single-ended 1959 and 1960 Gibson GA-5s, all of which are in my collection. It gives good clean but not loud headroom up until 5 on the volume level where it begins to give creamy, luscious distortion w…