This is a vintage 1966 Fender Twin Reverb- Amp AB763 electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number A 05323, is in near mint 100% all original condition and includes the original dual-function VIB/REV footswitch, the original Victoria black vinyl protective cover, the original warranty card, original owner’s manual and the original schematic sheet. Appropriately considered the irrefutable king of clean, the Blackface Twin Reverb has always been synonymous with an abundance of clear headroom with highly musical qualities. The same attributes that make the Twin Reverb notably perfect for surf-inspired pristine guitar tone, are the same that render it appropriate for use with pedal steel, effects pedals, and any other application whereby the most authentic signal path is desired. Impressively not too harsh, nor hi-fi in character, the Twin Reverb is loud, dynamic, clean, robust, and perhaps offers the best examples of both the Reverb and Vibrato effects. Original Twin Reverbs in comparable condition are nearly impossible to find.
Serial Number: A 05323
Tube Chart Stamp: PG (July 1966)
Speaker Codes: 220607, 220614 (Jensen)
Transformer Codes: 606601, 8316605, -606-6-09, –606612
This ‘66 Fender Twin Reverb still retains the original power tubes, including: a nearly matched quartet of RCA Blackplate 6L6 power tubes (1 power tube replaced with exact spec. RCA at a later date), (3) 7025, (2) 12AT7, and (1) 12AX7 tubes through the original matching 2 x 12″ Brown and Gold label Jensen Special Design speakers.
As can clearly be seen in the photos to the right of this text column, this fine specimen is amongst the nicest to be seen. The grillecloth is particularly clean, without stains, smoke damage, fading, etc. The black tolex is in well-preserved, very clean, original condition. The original control panel is pristine, and the corresponding hardware appears as if it could be from a reissue, it is that clean. The original chrome tilt-back legs are amazingly sheen, and exhibit absolutely no oxidation whatsoever. The amp includes a plethora of ephemera, in fact, it has more original paperwork than any other Fender amp from this era I’ve ever owned. The original footswitch isn’t in perfect condition, but it is very nice. The amp is highly efficient, and sounds fantastic: great for all guitar types with all possible pickup variations, this Twin Reverb will translate the true sound of your guitar better than any other vintage combo amp.
The original Jensen C12N 12″ speakers still retain original paper cones, both of which are incredibly crisp and intact. The amp is really one of the best Twin Reverbs I’ve ever heard. It is both pleasant and smooth with the ability to bite with attack. Surprisingly great with a humbucking pickup and an innately perfect complement for Fender singer-coils, this amp will make any guitar sound good.
Exceptionally clean with no issues, this amp works perfectly and sounds fatastic. It reatins all original caps, transformers, tubes, and even has the original 2-prong power cable.