This is a vintage 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb -Amp electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number A09430, is in very excellent 100% all original condition, and includes the original Victoria vinyl cover, as well as, the original footswitch! This well preserved example happens to sound as good as it looks. Though only recently reissued, the Princeton Reverb has long been a favorite amongst guitarists seeking great tone at low volumes in a convenient compact package. Perfect for small intimate live performances, recording and studio applications, and in-home practice, the Princeton Reverb is coveted for being the smallest Fender combo amp to produce quintessential “Blackface” tone with Reverb. This investment-quality amp was recently serviced and is currently studio ready, and all of the original replaced parts included.
Serial Number: A09430
Tube Chart Date Stamp: PE (May 1966)
Transformer Codes: 8316601, –606603, -606-6-08
Speaker Date Code: 220550 (Jensen)
The cosmetic condition of this amp is really quite pristine. The vinyl tolex exterior is in very excellent shape, with only a few light scuffs/blemishes. The grill cloth is also perfectly intact, and has evenly faded from a bright silver to an attractive shade of a rich earth tone version. The hardware is also in excellent condition with almost no oxidation. The chassis is extremely well-preserved with zero oxidation. All of the details are that of a pre-CBS variety, with the exact same schematic, cloth wiring, black plate RCA tubes, etc.
The amp sounds great. It is loud, efficient, clean, warm, etc: everything you would expect from a great Princeton Reverb. It breaks up organically when the volume is pushed past “6,” but otherwise produces a very sweet and musical warmth. It has the coveted and desirable brown/gold label Jensen 10″ speaker. The rich Reverb is silky smooth with incredible depth. The original speaker is nice and tight, and does not exhibit even the slightest symptoms of fatigue. The amp was inevitably serviced some time ago; a few caps were replaced, though as mentioned all of the original components are included, everything else is intact, down to every last tube!