Here is a vintage 1967 Fender Vibrolux Reverb guitar amplifier with the original cover, footswitch, owner’s manual, and the owner’s manual envelope. This particular example, serial number A09668, is in extremely excellent cosmetic condition and sounds exceptional. Aside from a very recent service which included the replacement of the electrolytic capacitors only, in addition to, an upgraded 3-prong grounded power cable, this amp is in 100% all original condition and even includes the original tubes! This amp is perfect for both the collector and the player, as it’s pristine condition certainly reflects the internal integrity, which highly contributes to the efficient and impressive sound.
Serial Number: A06078
Tube Chart Date Stamp: QD
Transformer Codes: 606636, -606-6-27, –606640, -606-7-13
Speaker Date Codes: 465-705 (Oxford)
The black vinyl tolex exterior is in near perfect condition with a couple inevitable pressure indentations around the front edge. The silver/black stripe grill cloth retains perfect structural integrity along with no visible fading. There is one small discolored area that appears under Reverb control knob, which is strangely not visible to the naked eye. It was probably caused by a random gassing of the vinyl protective cover, as there is no evidence of smoke discoloration or fading induced by UV rays. The control panel is in exceedingly fine shape, as is the corresponding metal hardware. The chassis is remarkably crisp with no evidence oxidation, and the transformers look like new. Quite simply, cosmetically, this amp is near mint, both inside and out.
The amp works great and sounds amazing. Since its recent professional service, it functions absolutely perfectly without issue. The original cones in the original speakers are crisp and intact with excellent frequency response. There is no audible speaker fatigue nor voice coil distortion. It is exorbitantly loud but not harsh, and exudes a very musically sweet tonality sometimes absent from Twin Reverbs and other higher output amps. Perfect at both low and high volumes, this Fender Vibrolux Reverb epitomizes excellent black face Fender tone.
As stated above, included is the original Fender cover, footswitch, owner’s manual, and the owner’s manual envelope, all in excellent condition.