Here is a vintage 1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb -Amp electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial A00693, is in extremely excellent condition and includes the original footswitch! This amazingly well-preserved very early production example was recently serviced and currently works perfectly. Without a doubt one of the best all-purpose guitar amplifiers ever made, this Deluxe Reverb produces the most beautiful and quintessential Fender clean tone augmented by the incredibly musical, and seemingly extra dimensional, reverb and vibrato effects. The ’65 Blackface Deluxe Reverb was certainly one of Fender’s most anticipated reissue amps, and while the Blackface Deluxe Reverb was by no means produced in limited quantities, between 1964 and 1967, true first year pre-CBS examples are fairly rare, especially when outfitted with an original JBL speaker.
Serial Number: A00693
Transformer Codes: 606401, -606-3-43, 606243, -606-4-06
Tube Chart: NC (March 1964)
Speaker Code: 25269 (JBL D120F)
This fine Deluxe Reverb is in incredibly attractive, well-preserved cosmetic condition. The original grill cloth is perfectly intact, unfaded, and very clean. The original tolex is in very comparable condition with only a couple minor snags near the bottom of the amp. The original control panel is amongst the nicest we have documented, and all of the corresponding hardware is original. It displays more like a reissue than one of its vintage, and would nicely complement any existing collection or rig.
As stated, this amp is in very clean condition and completely original where it matters. The professional service included the inevitable replacement of the electrolytic capacitors, as well as, the suggested tube replacement. However, the speaker, transformers, board capacitors, and even the brown 2-prong power cable, are all original.
This amp sounds absolutely fantastic, and produces the uncanny beautiful bell-like Blackface tone for which Deluxe Reverbs have become the absolute epitome. When the Volume exceeds “6,” the amp nicely overdrives in a very smooth manner. Of course, the Reverb is endlessly mesmerizing, and you could relish in its geometrically perfect decay that is atypically smooth, yet organic. Nothing sounds like it.
The Fender Deluxe Reverb utilizes: (1) GZ34, (2) 6V6, (2) 12AT7, (3) 7025, and (1) 12AX7 original tubes through an original 1 x 12″ JBL D120F speaker.