This is a vintage 1962 Gretsch “6156″ Playboy electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number T86330, is in extremely 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 design to better complement concurrent Gretsch guitars featuring cases with an identical vinyl pattern exterior. 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.
Serial Number: T86330
Speaker Code: 220325 (Jensen)
Transformer Codes: 5246245, 5246250
This 1962 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″ Jensen speaker.
This perfectly intact and well-preserved example is in 100% all original condition. From the off-white piping and sparkle wheat grille 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 coincidentally, with the exception of the aesthetic presentation only, this amp is absolutely identical.