We present an original 1960 Fender Vibrasonic Amp 5G13 brownface. Made in Fullerton, California.
This rare Vibrasonic boasts Fender’s unique “Harmonic Vibrato” circuit, and this complex design was Fender’s only true pitch shifting vibrato offered in an amp. Swampy, thick, and very Leslie-esque, it’s a three dimensional, full bodied tone unlike any other Fender vibrato. The perfect middle ground between the dynamic, saturated tones of the earlier Tweed era amps and the clarity and shimmering cleans of the later Blackface line. This Vibrasonic has a very warm and nuanced sound, with absolutely giant transformers that keep the low end thick and focused. The 5G13 circuit offers EQ controls that have a very wide sweep for everything from classic hollow twang to warm, sweet sounds that will delight any Jazz player. Given the JBL D130F speaker, there’s plenty of clean headroom on tap, but once you get above 5 on the volume dial the amp cascades into raucous, touch sensitive overdrive. Perfect for guitar, bass, or keyboards, this is a versatile amp that pairs well with just about anything from the era.
Overall, this Fender brownface is stunning original condition. The transformers are original as well as the original JBL D130F, that never has been reconed. The circuit has just been serviced and checked through our Amp – Tech with some new caps and resistors so it run perfectly. Stocked with NOS tubes.
Cosmetically, the original brown tolex is in excellent shape, with original feet glides and even the original plastic handle. The control plate is clean and the graphics are perfect intact. New 3-prong power cable installed.
To keep it as original as possible you need a stepdown transformer. We have these in stock and can be purchased through Guitar Hunter. https://guitarhunter.dk/product/toroidy-ats300va-stepdown-converter-230-110v/
- Tube Chart: JB – February 1960.
- Serial number: 00345