This is a vintage 1964 VOX AC50 electric guitar amplifier head. This particular example, serial number 1411, is in good original condition, and includes an entire set of original Mullard power/preamp tubes. Exhibiting expected wear from years of loyal use, this amp remains cosmetcially all original, though it displays a distressed appearance. Similarly, al of the internal electronic components are original and intact, and it sounds excellent.
This ’64 Vox AC50 (version IV) head features: a rough black tolex, a grey “etched and filled” control panel, brown diamond grill cloth, Woden transformers, an impressive collection of entirely original Mullard vacuum tubes, and original hardware.
With a GZ34 rectifier tube, and a dual EL34 power section, this AC-50 produces remarkable tone. An abundance of overdrive capable of surprisingly loud volumes offers healthy competition for a Marshall JTM45. However, it also has inherent VOX chime and articulation, which gives it a unique voice with highly recordable tone. Great for either live performance or the studio applications, the VOX AC-50 is highly underrated UK amp, which is in many ways just as good as an AC-30.
The original rough black tolex is worn, torn, and heavily reliced, which gives it a vintage mojo all it’s own. The original brown diamond grill cloth is structurally intact and not significantly faded, only exhibiting some light typical fraying. The original V-O-X logo is also intact. The grey control panel is in nice condition without any overly distracting flaws, aside from the three changed knobs, and the removal of the original pilot lamp.