Fender Champ-Amp 5F1 Tube Amplifier (1960)

Fender  Champ-Amp 5F1 Tube Amplifier (1960)
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Item # 9185
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Fender Champ-Amp 5F1 Model Tube Amplifier (1960), made in Fullerton, California, serial # C-12432, 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 nicely original later model tweed Fender Champ from 1960, just maintenanced and sounding great. Recent service included adding a grounded plug, a full cap job and re-biasing to spec. No circuit changes have been made. It has a tube-chart stamp "JA" dating to January 1960 and retains the original transformers and Oxford speaker dated the 49th week of 1959.

Externally the tweed is solid; somewhat dirty, but not heavily worn and with a nice amber tint. The original leather handle was broken and has been replaced with a high quality leather repro by Bob Brookwood of Brookwood Leather (the original handle will be included with the amp. The faceplate shows only minor corrosion with the graphics still clear. Yet another great-sounding tweed Champ, a perennial favorite amp -- small in size but a monster in tone! Very Good + Condition.