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Fender Deluxe Model 5A3 Tube Amplifier (1951)

Fender  Deluxe Model 5A3 Tube Amplifier (1951)

Fender Deluxe Model 5A3 Model Tube Amplifier (1951), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 4354, tweed fabric covering finish.
Height is 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.), 18 in. (45.7 cm.) width, and 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) deep.

This early Deluxe shows its age a bit, but remains in better cosmetic shape than many. The old-style un-lacquered tweed covering shows some light wear and staining, and there is a decent amount of corrosion to the faceplate and a replacement handle. Internally the amp has old, possibly original Tung-Sol preamp and rectifier, new power tubes, and has had a complete cap job (originals still preserved in a baggie), but no major mods.

This Deluxe was originally wired by Lily (whose masking tape tag is still present inside the chassis), and has pots dated to the 41st week of 1950. The original Jensen speaker dates to the 37th week of 1951. The amp still sounds great and runs very quietly with new filter caps. A nice playing example of this all-time classic gigging and recording amp. Excellent - Condition.

Item # 8250
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