This is a vintage 1962 Gibson GA-8 Discoverer “Crestline” electric guitar amp. This particular example, serial number 420058, is in very excellent near mint condition and includes an original vinyl cover! This all original amp works perfectly and sounds fantastic, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to make this classic combo amp yours! Completely and utterly underrated, the “Crestline” series GA-8 is one of the best small combo amps from the 60’s, and those who appreciate amps by Epiphone, Supro, Silvertone, etc. will certainly enjoy this amp.
Serial Number: 420058
Transformer Codes: 9966235, 524 62 32
â¨Speaker Code: 220203 (Jensen)
The Discoverer Amp utilizes: (1) 6CA4, (2) 6BQ5, (1) 6C4, and (1) 6EU7 tubes through an original 1 x 12″ Jensen Special Design Loud Speaker speaker. The original smooth chocolate brown tolex is in perfect condition with no snags or tears. The original brown grill cloth is extremely intact with no snags, rips, or tears as well. All of the hardware is original and in very excellent shape. The original chrome panel is excellent with minimal signs of use.
This well-preserved example has all the original transformers, the original tubes, capacitors and power cable. The original 12″ Jensen speaker is in excellent shape and sounds amazing. The cone is original, and it does not exhibit speaker fatigue nor voicecoil distortion.
This amp works perfectly and sounds fantastic. Super musical clean and rounded tone that nicely competes with Fender from the mid-60s, with respect to tone.