Fender Super Amp Previously Owned by Steely Dan's Walter Becker Tube Amplifier (1960)

Fender  Super Amp Previously Owned by Steely Dan
Previously Owned by Steely Dan's Walter Becker
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Item # 9077
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Fender Super Amp Previously Owned by Steely Dan's Walter Becker Model Tube Amplifier (1960), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 01005, brown tolex covering finish.
Height is 19 in. (48.3 cm.), 24 in. (61 cm.) across at the widest point, and 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) in depth at side.

This Super-Amp Model 5G4 is a very early example of one of the gems from Fender's often underrated early 1960s "Brown" period. Although there are always transitional amps from any era, more changes to Fender's line occurred in 1960 than any other year. This model Super Amp is one of the first of the company's new designs for the new decade, a two 10" speaker combo covered in the brown Tolex just coming into use as the '60s dawned. The front-mounted control panel and all-new layout were just some of the long lasting innovations ushered in around this time. The Tube chart is marked JE indicating a build date of May 1960.

Overall a nice example with some external wear but no major modifications. The cabinet has some dings and dents, and a few cigarette burns on top. Internally the amp has been tweaked over the years, including a typical cap job and is set up with more recent 10" Jensen speakers made in Italy. The major components are otherwise original...even the original molded plastic handle is intact. The cabinet base has had wheel sockets added, but no wheels are currently fitted. This amp was part of Steely Dan founder Walter Becker's extensive working collection, and has the studio storage markings on red tape on the upper side of the cabinet. This is a great-looking and sounding Super with a really cool provenance. Very Good + Condition.