Fender Princeton Tube Amplifier (1964)

Fender  Princeton Tube Amplifier (1964)
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Item # 8780
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Fender Princeton Model Tube Amplifier (1964), made in Fullerton, California, serial # P07094, black tolex covering finish.
Height is 16 in. (40.6 cm.), 19 in. (48.3 cm.) width, and 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) in depth at deepest point.

This is a nice clean "tuxedo" Princeton, a version specific to this era with the short-lived combination of the new blackface look with small white knobs. It remains largely original with some typical maintenance repairs and a newer speaker -- specifically an Eminence Alpha 10A. The Tube Chart is stamped NA, indicating assembly in January 1964; the transformer codes are 606-335 and 606-337, so as would be expected these parts were made in 1963.

Externally there is not much wear, just a little dirt on the Tolex and some corrosion to the metal chassis straps and handle mounts. Internally it has a new 3-prong grounded cord and a standard cap job, with one replaced resistor, modern matched power and rectifier tubes, and it has been re-biased to spec. Overall a great-looking and sounding amp, beefed up a bit sonically by the heavier-duty speaker with more headroom, but a nice overdrive curve nonetheless. Excellent Condition.