Here is a vintage 1967 Fender Princeton Reverb electric guitar amplifier. This particular first year drip-edge example, serial number A25491, is in exceptional 100% ALL ORIGINAL condition. That’s right, every transformer, capacitor, resistor, the speaker and RCA/Telefunken tube is original.
Serial Number: A18795
Transformer Codes: -606-7-40, -606-6-25, 8316730
This particular example is the rare drip-edge/drip-rail Princeton Reverb which was only offered from 1968-69. During these transitional years into the silverface aesthetic era, these amps were still built with blackface era components and schematic design, making this example just as great sounding as any early ’60s blackface Princeton Reverb.
The Fender Princeton Reverb was one of Fender’s smaller, more practical combo amps initially offered in 1964 along with others in the new “Blackface” panel line. The Princeton Reverb Amp utilizes; (1) GZ34 (2) 6V6 (2) 12AX7, (1) 12AT7 and (1) 7025 original RCA and Telefunken tubes through the original 1 x 10″ Oxford speaker to produce a warm, dynamic sound in a convenient package.
Since this particular example has been very well-preserved, it sounds as good as it looks. Interestingly, the AA764 schematic on the tube chart is a mis-print, as the 764 designates a Vibro-Champ, and the AA964 was typically used to designate a Princeton Reverb. This incorrect tube chart is quite common, and is seen on amps made between 1966-1969.