Here’s a vintage 1964 Gibson GA-5T Skylark “Crestline” electric guitar amp. This particular example, serial number 751667, is in excellent, mostly original condition. This amp works perfectly and sounds fantastic. Completely and utterly underrated, the “Crestline” series GA-5T 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: 751667
Transformer Codes: 9966410, 549-6422
Speaker Code: 433818 (Cletron)
The Skylark Amp utilizes: (1) 6X4, (2) 6AQ5, and (2) 6EU7 original tubes through a non-original 1 x 10″ Cletron 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, though is missing the original “Gibson” logo. 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, as well as the original tubes. The ’58 10″ Cletron 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.