1962 Fender Deluxe Amp 6G3 – Brownface
We present an original 1962 Fender Deluxe tube amplifier 6G3 brownface. Made in Fullerton, California.
This Fender Deluxe Amp is manufactured in the beginning of the brief brownface era. The amp has a thoroughly serviced 6G3 circuit with original transformers, providing a perfect middle ground between the warmth and dynamic range of the Tweed amps that preceded it, and the clarity and chime of the blackface amps that would be introduced a couple years later. There’s an incredible range to the tone controls on this amp, and everything from rich and mellow sounds to twangy and crystalline bite is available at the turn of a knob. The bias based tremolo circuit is deep and throbbing, with a very smooth waveform and a tone that has an almost three-dimensional quality. It’s truly one of the best examples of this classic Fender effect!
Overall, it’s in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Cosmetically, this amp is remarkably clean, with original brown tolex and wheat grillcloth. The original chassis straps, handle caps, and sphinx glides (feet) are also intact, and the faceplate is positively gleaming, retaining its full compliment of brown barrel knobs.
The circuit features the original Schumacher transformers. The Stackpole pots are virtually all intact aside from a new vibrato intensity pot, and the Stackpole pots date to the 1st week of ’61. The preamp features the original cloth covered wire and numerous original carbon comp resistors and blue molded Ajax tone capacitors and serviced with some modern low-noise metal film resistors and Sprague Orange Drop tone caps. The power supply has also been professionally recapped with Sprague Atoms. The original handle is replaced to a new leather handle.
The Original Oxford 12K5 speaker is intact with a minty frame and date code from the 4th week of 1962, also retaining the exceedingly rare brown metal bell cover for the magnet and Fender foil sticker. Inside the cab, the original tube chart is fully intact too.
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- Serial number: D 01388.
- Speaker date: 4th Week Of 1962.
- Power Transformer: 51th Week Of 1961.
- Output Transformer: 40th week Of 1960.
- Tube Cart: L.A : January 1962.