1959 Fender Vibrolux -Amp

Here is a vintage 1959 Fender Vibrolux “5F11” guitar amplifier. This tweed Vibrolux, serial number F02576, is in extremely excellent 100% all original condition and includes the original wooden footswitch and the original brown Victoria canvas cover. This completely original example retains every single original tube, the original gray power cable, and even all of the original capacitors. This is the amp for the collectors, tone fanatics, and the player-investor types. Probably a direct result of the absolutely impeccable cosmetic condition, the amp sounds unbelievable and works perfectly. We proudly offer fully insured expert Worldwide shipping for our International clients, so hurry and take advantage of this rare opportunity to buy a near time-capsule example of a Tweed Vibrolux, because chances are you won’t find a better one!

Serial Number: F02576
Transformer Codes: 6 6079-B, 108
Tube Chart Stamp: N/A
Speaker Code: 220938 (Jensen P10R)

This ’59 Fender Vibrolux utilizes: (1) 5Y3, (2) 6V6, and (2) 12AX7 tubes through 1 x 10″ Jensen P10R Special Design speaker.

As previously mentioned, this amp is impressively 100% all original: from the tubes and caps to the speaker and transformers. But what is more remarkable, is that this amp is in near mint cosmetic condition, and has been intentionally stored in a temperature-controlled environment under its original cover for the past 50 years! The tweed exterior does not display usual distress and the original grill cloth is in perfect structural shape without rips, tears, or fraying. The chrome control panel is crisp and clean without usual oxidation and rust, and the chassis looks more like a mirror than hardware found within an amp.

This is an exceptionally nice original specimen that happens to sound even better than it looks. This amp works perfectly and sounds fantastic. The tweed Vibrolux is often overlooked as the Deluxe, Bassman, Bandmaster, Champ and Twin are much more popular, and while it doesn’t share the favored acclaim of the tweed Deluxe, it is in some ways just as good, if not better, for certain applications. Since this amp works perfectly, it is very efficient, strong, and fertile. It is loud, pronounced, and aggressive, with incredible gain. It produces signature tweed overdrive without imploding and over-compressing like many tweeds: this is particularly due to the Jensen 10″ speaker. The original speaker retains the original cone which is just as tight and responsive as it was 50 years ago. Yes, all Fender tweed amps can be great, but over the course of the last 50 years electronics expire, transformers fatigue, speakers blow, and other parts can break. When repaired with newer replacement parts, these amps assume a completely new nature for the better or worse. Obviously, some repairs are necessary, but finding a 100% ALL ORIGINAL amp that works perfectly, sounds this great, and looks this attractive is becoming very difficult.