This is a vintage 1960 Gretsch “6156″ Playboy electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number T43564, is in very excellent, near mint, 100% all original condition and includes the original Daisy doorstop footswitch! While not cosmetically identical to it’s ’50s counterpart, this generation 6156 shares many important schematic elements, while it sports a decidedly more modern offset wrap-around grillecloth design to better complement concurrent Gretsch guitars featuring cases with an identical vinyl tolex pattern. Whether you’re interested in finding a beautiful matching amp for your late-’50s to early-’60s Gretsch guitar, been waiting for an absolute tone monster, or you’re an amp enthusiast with an eye for the exotic, this is an incredibly cool find. This is as clean as they come, so collectors should take note!
Serial Number: T43564
Speaker Code: 285046 (Rola)
Transformer Codes: 166040
This 1960 Gretsch 6156 features an entirely matching original set of RCA vacuum tubes, including; (1) 5Y3, (2) 6973, and (3) 12AX7s, through the original 1 x 10″ Rola speaker.
This perfectly intact and well-preserved example is in 100% all original condition. From the off-white piping and sparkle wheat grill cloth to every last capacitor and each individual tube, this amp remains entirely original. Better yet, this amp works perfectly and sounds absolutely amazing. When made under the Supro moniker, that version is designated 1624, 1624T, and 1624TN. Commonly associated with Jimmy Page, the Supro 1624 is arguably the most desirable and best-sounding Valco amp made, and coinincidentally, with the exeption of the aesthetic presentation only, this amp is absolutely identical.