1963 Fender Bandmaster

This is a vintage 1963 Fender Bandmaster electric guitar amplifier. This particular piggyback example, serial number 58809, is in very excellent 100% all original condition! It works perfectly and sounds absolutely incredible!

Serial Number: 58809
Tube Chart Stamp: n/a
Speaker Date Code: 465-347 (Oxford)
Transformer Codes: 606309, -606-3-15, 606-249

This late ’63 6G7-A Bandmaster piggyback features; rough blond tolex, wheat grill cloth, flat logos, and a dark brown control panel with white knobs. It utilizes; (2) 5881, (4) 7025, and (2) 12AX7 original tubes through the original 2 x 12″ Oxford Speakers.

The amplifier head is in very excellent condition. The rough blond tolex is very intact with no rips, tears, or modifications. There are a couple very small areas of discoloration from knots in the cabinet. The grill cloth is in very nice shape exhibiting few small snags. All of the hardware is original and in very nice shape. The original brown face panel is very excellent with no considerable condition flaws.

This example has all the original transformers, with late-1962 to early-1963 date codes. The electronics appear to all be original down to the electrolytics! All the tubes are original, as well as the power chord, though it looks like the end plug has been replaced.

The matching speaker cabinet is in correspondingly excellent shape. Aside from a few snags, the grille cloth looks great, as well as the original tolex.

This amp works perfectly and sounds really really great. It is nice and tight with plenty of rich low-end and sweet non-harsh mids and highs. It really fills a room, and produces quintessential Fender piggyback tone. With the volume turned up past 8, the amp really opens up, and begins to sound like a Vox in nature with beautiful headroom. It would be hard to describe just how surprisingly good this amp sounds.