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Fender Super Amp ‘Brownface’, 1962

Fender Super Amp 'Brownface', 1962

Originally introduced as the Dual Professional in late 1946 and renamed in 1947, the Fender Super Amp started as a 20 watt, 2×10 combo, rising to a whopping 40 watts by 1962, and was discontinued in 1963 as Reverb-equipped models displaced several designs.  Here we’re looking at a Fender Super Brownface amp, with the ‘brownface’ trim putting it directly between the ‘Blonde’ and ‘Blackface’ eras. (In the vintage amplifier world, the terms ‘Brownface and’ ‘Blackface’ – referring to the amp’s white lettering on a brown or black control panel – have no relation to what those terms mean in current political or cultural contexts).

Price: $2999.99 CAD
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Fender Pro Amp TV Front 5B5 Circuit Tweed, 1952

Fender Pro Amp TV Front 5B5 Circuit Tweed, 1952

The Fender Pro Amp, first named Professional from 1946 to 1948, was aimed at performing guitar players and vocalists and put out a whopping 15 watts. From 1946 to mid 1953, it used a tweed-covered ‘TV Front’ cabinet as seen here.   The Pro amp was discontinued in 1965 and became the Pro Reverb amp, following the pattern Fender was using with other non-reverb amps.  Here we’re looking at a Fender Pro Amp dating to 1952 with the 5B5 circuit. 

Price: $3199.99 CAD
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Fender Twin Amp Blonde 1962

Fender Twin Amp Blonde 1962

The Fender Twin Amp was the go-to amp for performing and touring guitarists from 1952 to 1963, growing from 15 to 80 watts through two 12 inch speakers and finally replaced in 1963 by the Twin Reverb. By late 1959, the ‘Piggyback’ style of amp, with separate head and speaker cabinet entered production, and the Twin Amp was the most powerful Combo style amp available from Fender. The early ‘Piggyback’ amps – the Bandmaster, Bassman, Showman and Tremolux were wrapped in a ‘Blonde’ tolex, and the only combo to get that was the Twin Amp.

Price: $5999.99 CAD
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Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue 1×12 Combo Amp, 2006

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue 1x12 Combo Amp, 2006

The Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue brings back one of Fender’s most popular amps in the ‘Blackface’ variant from the mid 1960s. The Deluxe Reverb is a 22 watt, two channel amp and its moderate power makes it ideal for use in studios and small to medium sized venues – past that, put a mic in front of it!

Price: $1300 CAD
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Fender Concert 1×12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

Fender Concert 1x12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

The Fender Concert 1×12 60 watt amp was built from 1982 until 1985 and was the successor to the 1960 – 1965 40 watt 4×10 Concert models.

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Pro Combo Amp 1×15 Brownface, 1963

❌SOLD❌ Fender Pro Combo Amp 1x15 Brownface, 1963

One of Fender’s earliest amps and built from 1946 to 1965, the Fender Pro combo amp carried a singe 15 inch speaker and grew from 18 to 40 watts before being replaced by the Pro Reverb amp. Initially called the Professional, shortened to Pro in 1948, this amp is one of the rarer Fender amps. Its circuitry is very much like the VibroVerb, but without reverb.

Price: $2250 CAD

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