Fender Deluxe Reverb Tube Amplifier (1966)

Fender  Deluxe Reverb Tube Amplifier (1966)

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Fender Deluxe Reverb Model Tube Amplifier (1966), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-15259, black tolex covering finish.

This is a nice early-CBS example of one of the all-time classic Fender amps, the blackface Deluxe Reverb. With enough gain to kick at low level and enough headroom to keep up with a drum kit, full reverb and tremolo facility the Deluxe Reverb is one of the benchmark amps that all others are compared to. This one has a tube chart of June '66 and remains in clean ready-to-gig condition.
 
Height is 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm.), 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm.) width, and 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) in depth at side.

This is a very clean amp overall, not showing a lot of wear anywhere. There are small dings and dents and one miniscule tear to the grillcloth but this Deluxe does not look to have ever been heavily gigged. Internally it has had some light cap work, but remains largely original inside and out. The speaker is the correct model and period Oxford 12K-5 but is coded to the 40th week of 1966 and shows signs of having been remounted so may not be original to this particular Deluxe.

The amp is currently equipped with a full set of Groove tubes and a modern reverb/trem pedal and responds with a tighter crunch than some when overdriven, with a good slightly glassy clean sound at lower volumes. A very nice example of one of Leo's classic amplifiers, built by CBS/Fender before they started to go the wrong way! Excellent Condition.