Fender Princeton Reverb Tube Amplifier (1967)

Fender  Princeton Reverb Tube Amplifier (1967)
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Fender Princeton Reverb Model Tube Amplifier (1967), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-16905, black tolex covering finish.
Height is 16 in. (40.6 cm.), 20 in. (50.8 cm.) width, and 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) deep.

This is a very well preserved example of one of the hottest amps going today, vintage or modern, the blackpanel Fender Princeton Reverb. The combination of clean, crunch and natural overdrive this model offers perfectly suits the modern world's lower volume requirements, and they always sound great in any context.

This nicely original early-CBS era example has a tube chart code QC designating assembly in March 1967. Externally, the amp is in fantastic shape cosmetically, with only some very minimal wear/dirt to the tolex. The handle hardware and chassis straps are free of corrosion and the faceplate is very clean with nearly all the graphics undisturbed. The grill cloth is in immaculate shape for its age with no notable wear.

Electrically, the amp is all original. The original power transformer is dated to the 49th week, the output transformer to the 25th week and the reverb transformer to the 43rd week, all from 1966. The speaker is a Weber-made P10Q reproductions, which many consider a sonic upgrade from the rather inexpensive Oxford speaker that came stock in most Princetons of this era. The reverb tank is original and has the signature bright and metallic, yet lush and airy Accutronics sound. The amp also comes with the original footswitch and a Fender slip cover. The amp has received routine maintenance, including a 3-prong grounded power cord, cleaning of all sockets, pots and jacks, power tubes biased to spec and replacement of all electrolytic caps, including the filter cap can. All the original blue Astron signal capacitors are still well and intact.

A great sounding and growly Princeton Reverb; this is a lovely example of our single most popular amplifier in fine gigging and/or recording condition. Once again we hail the mighty Princeton, in any configuration one of Leo Fender's more modest but universally lovable creations! Excellent Condition.