This is a vintage 1964 VOX AC/30 guitar amplifier with Top Boost. Perhaps the most desirable 1960’s combo amplifier ever made, the AC30 has been showcased on some of the most famous recordings of all time, and has become synonymous with the tone of classic British rock. This particular AC30 is in very excellent original condition, and sounds absolutely spectacular. This is the sound that inspired generations of guitar players, in a physical presentation that’s fit for a museum.
Of the numerous AC/30 varieties, this is possibly the most iconic, and features: a rough black tolex, a copper/candy red control panel, brown diamond grill cloth, Celestion “Blue Bulldog” speakers and a rear panel “Top Boost” circuit, and VOX “Egg” footswitch, all of which are the same cosmetic appointments featured on the discontinued Made in Englad reissue.
Aside from the usual electronic service, this amp is in beautifully intact original electronic condition. All of the transformers, all pots, most capacitors, both speakers, Vibrato/Tremolo footswitch, and Westrex chassis are original and functional. The power tubes were replaced, as well as, several capacitors.
The amp sounds incredible, and proudly performs amongst the best I have ever heard. With shimmering, chiming, pleasant tone, for which the AC/30 has become famous, it cuts in a very attractive and musical manner. Very loud, efficient, and boasting incredible headroom, it is the only amp with amazing rhythm and lead tone, both of which sound great at all volumes. The Top Boost is widely acknowledged for creating an incredible dynamic, and really enhances the AC/30 all around. Listen to the audio clip in the video posted below, and you’ll see what we mean.