Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1A 1966 Black

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  • $245$450

Maestro was a brand operated by Gibson from the '50s to the '70s. The FZ-1 Fuzz Tone was introduced in the early '60s along with the Echoplex tape echo, and both rank as absolutely classic vintage guitar effects. The Fuzz Tone evolved throughout the '60s with different battery requirements, as well as expanding control options and new casings. The FZ-1A, the first revision of the FZ-1 was, like the original based on three Germanium transistors, but the FZ-1 was powered by two 1.5-volt batteries whereas the FZ-1A needed only one.

Years of Production: Late 60s - early '70s

Type: Fuzz/Distortion

Controls: Volume, Attack

Notable Players: Keith Richards, Pete Townshend

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