Fender Princeton Tube Guitar Amplifier (1951)
Fender Princeton Model Tube Guitar Amplifier (1951), made in Fullerton, California, tweed fabric covering finish. Item # 7826
Height is 12 in. (30.5 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) width, and 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) in depth at deepest point. This early Princeton shows some standard wear and maintenance repairs, increasingly unavoidable on electronics of this vintage that are maintained for active play. The plating on the faceplate shows some tarnish to the very thin chrome plating (later Fender plating is heavier) but all of the graphics are still legible. Electronic maintenance includes an added 3 prong power cord and a full cap job with some replaced resistors but no modification to the circuits-all removed parts are included. The original Cletron field-coil speaker still sounds great and the amp carries a nice set of older tubes. The tweed covering (the early style, non-lacquered and not as durable) is lightly worn but the outside is nicely original as well, including a good quality repro handle and brackets. These early Princetons are not particularly loud but one of the best small recording amps ever and definitely one Leo Fender's early crowning glories! Excellent - Condition.
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