Fender Princeton 6G2 Tube Amplifier (1962)

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$2,875.00 + shipping
Item # 8833
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Fender Princeton 6G2 Model Tube Amplifier (1962), made in Fullerton, California, serial # P-01010, brown tolex covering finish.

This is a really nice original example of one of our favorite amps -- the "Brownface" Fender Princeton. This one has a Tube Chart code stamp of "LA" designating assembly in January 1962 and the transformer codes are 606-139 and 140 from late 1961. The original inexpensive Oxford speaker has been replaced with a modern blue Jensen re-issue.

The Princeton's faceplate layout is simple, with two inputs, tone, volume, and trem speed and depth controls. The "brown" line were not in production for too long and are much rarer than their blackface descendants; they are often considered a connoisseur's choice in a Fender combo.

The re-designed Tolex-covered amps of this period were Fender's completely re-engineered line for the early 1960s, a new standard in power, design, and function. Standing between the earlier rampaging tweed era and the louder or somewhat cleaner blackface amps that followed, the "brown" amps have some of the tonal characteristics of both. The tremolo is lush and deep, and the sound starts breaking up just at the perfect volume point for small gigs and recording purposes. This remains as cool a small amp as was ever made; simple, and to many players in this less-loud age, the perfect combination of tone and portability.
Height is 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.), 19 in. (48.3 cm.) width, and 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) deep.

This is a nice original amp overall with some typical maintenance but no modifications. There has been a medium-level recap job and a grounded three prong cord added. Internally it is otherwise unaltered. The Tolex has some light staining to the top and minor wear; the grillcloth has no notable tears. The faceplate and chassis straps have minor wear and corrosion. The leather handle is a new high-grade repro, and the back panel screws are newer. Overall a lovely example ready to gig. Very Good + Condition.