Fender Champ-Amp 5F1 Tube Amplifier (1959)

Fender  Champ-Amp 5F1 Tube Amplifier (1959)
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Fender Champ-Amp 5F1 Model Tube Amplifier (1959), made in Fullerton, California, serial # C-09170, tweed fabric covering finish.
 
Height is 12 in. (30.5 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) width, and 8 in. (20.3 cm.) deep.

This is a generally well-preserved tweed Champ with a tube-chart stamp "IA", wired up by Lupe in January 1959. This amp has just been serviced and is sounding great; service included a grounded plug, a minimal cap job, and re-biasing to spec. It does have a long-ago neatly replaced output transformer, an older "Made in Japan" piece likely dating to the 1970s. No other circuit changes have been made -- it retains the original power transformer and speaker.

Externally the tweed is solid; a bit dirty but not too funky-looking, with just the corners worn through. The original leather handle has been replaced with a new leather one and the faceplate shows very little corrosion. This is yet another great-sounding tweed Champ, a perennial favorite amp -- small in size but a monster in tone! Excellent - Condition.