Magnatone Custom 410 Tube Guitar Amplifier (1962)

Magnatone  Custom 410 Tube Guitar Amplifier (1962)

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Magnatone Custom 410 Model Tube Guitar Amplifier (1962), made in Fullerton, California, brown fabric covering finish.

Mostly celebrated today for their true pitch shifting vibrato circuit, Magnatone amplifiers of the 1950s and 1960s were one of the best regarded competitors to the world-beating amps being built a stretch down the road by Fender. This 1962 Model 410 is rather sweet at low volumes with a wonderful crunchy snarl when pushed. The control panel offers high and low gain inputs, volume and tone controls with a "Bright-Mellow" switch, and the vibrato controls, which are this amp's secret weapon. The 410 is the smallest of Magnatone's trem-o-lastic classics, and one of the best amps of its era -- even including their Fullerton neighbor's competition!
Height is 20 in. (50.8 cm.), 16 in. (40.6 cm.) width, and 9 in. (22.9 cm.) deep.

This is a nicely original amp with some average wear but only minimal alterations: a new 3-prong cord and main power switch, and a couple of newer tubes. The speaker and major components remain original. The cabinet has small rips and worn spots, mostly on the edges, in the fairly thin fabric covering (Magnatone did not use Tolex like Fender). The rear-mounted control plate has some wear to the bottom edge but overall is relatively well-preserved. The handle is intact; the plating on the brackets securing it is fairly well-worn. Overall, a nice example; one of the classic non-Fender studio amps and a good-sounding small/medium combo for lower volume gigging. And that vibrato can't be beat! Excellent - Condition.