Fender Princeton 5F2-A Tube Amplifier (1958)

Fender  Princeton 5F2-A Tube Amplifier (1958)
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Fender Princeton 5F2-A Model Tube Amplifier (1958), made in Fullerton, California, serial # P02355, tweed fabric covering finish.
 
Height is 17 in. (43.2 cm.), 18 in. (45.7 cm.) width, and 9 in. (22.9 cm.) in depth at deepest point.

This is a very nice example of the late-'50s big-box Princeton, which by this point had grown into a much larger unit than its earlier ancestors. The tube chart code HA indicates assembly in January 1958. This amp still features a single 8" speaker and three-tube layout (5Y3, 6V6,12AX7) in the more spacious cabinet making for a sweetly overdriven airier tone that can get very raucous when pushed.

The tweed shows some light wear, mostly to the bottom corners, but overall the covering is not heavily worn. The amp has both of the original transformers (power transformer: Triad 66079 and output transformer: Triad 50265), the speaker has been replaced with a Weber Signature Alnico CVA8, and the amp has had all its aging electrolytics replaced. Sounds typically great, as we always expect with these! Very Good + Condition.