This is a vintage 1980 Fender Deluxe Reverb electric guitar amplifier. This particular silver-face example, serial number A995792, is in very excellent 100% ALL ORIGINAL condition!
Serial Number: A995792
Transformer Codes: EIA 606 948, EIA 606–928, EIA 606-930
Speaker Code: 137-8012 (CTS)
The black vinyl tolex exterior is in extremely excellent condition. The silver/gray grill cloth is not faded, and still looks surprisingly crisp and attractive. There are no snags, rips, or tears in the grill and the appearance and structural integrity is very fine. The control panel is also crisp and clean with only a few visible blemishes. All of the hardware is in very good condition, aside from the surface oxidation from the chassis mounts. The chassis is quite clean, with no evidence of damage, let alone signs of oxidation, or indications of leaky/exploded capacitors.
This silverface era Deluxe Reverb, with pull for boost, utilizes: (1) 5U4, (2) 6V6, (3) 7025, (2) 12AT7 and (1) 12AX7 tubes through an original 1 x 12â³ CTS speaker.
Since this particular example has been very well-preserved, it sounds as good as it looks, and is 100% original. Every thing is stock including the speaker, transformers, and all electronics. The only non-original part of this amp are the replaced tubes.
This particular Deluxe Reverb sounds better than any reissue, and is better than some blackface mid-60’s Deluxe Reverbs I have owned. Sometimes, they’re just good, like this one. The amp works perfectly and sounds fantastic.
The single Oxford 12″ speaker features an original cone, but it sounds as if it might be starting to fatigue. It has a little bit of speaker fatigue when playing very low notes on a guitar in with the boost engaged. Both the reverb and vibrato work and sound exceptional. The amp does not come with a footswitch, nor does it come with a cover.