Fender Princeton Tube Amplifier (1965)

Fender  Princeton Tube Amplifier (1965)

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Fender Princeton Model Tube Amplifier (1965), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-06924, black tolex covering finish.

This is a very nice early-CBS Princeton with only minor alteration and a good surf-to-crunch sound palette. A classic amp for club and recording use, still one of the best combinations of small size and tonal versatility ever made. The back panel carries the notation "Fender Musical Instruments, a division of Columbia Records distribution corp." used only in this period. This amp also has a small embossed badge on the back of the cabinet from the original dealer in Indiana, and has made its way from the heartland to bigtown over 50+ years with plenty of mojo intact!
 
Height is 16 in. (40.6 cm.), 20 in. (50.8 cm.) width, and 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) deep. Very nice condition overall; the Tolex is fairly clean with a few dings through it, and the grillcloth is lightly evenly smoked-looking but shows no major wear. The interior remains little altered except for a newer 3-prong cord; The speaker is a CTS 10" dating to 1971, probably about the time somebody blew the original speaker-it has just been reconed by Weber and sounds great. The tubes are a mixed modern and period set. A fine sounding Just-CBS example of this timeless Fender classic, brighter and cleaner than some of these. Excellent - Condition.