• 1969 Vox AC-30 "Gray Panel"
    One of the most iconic amplifier designs, the AC-30 has been seen on stage and in studios behind countless legendary players. This "gray pannel" example from 1969 features the coveted Blue Alnico speakers that give this amp the distinctive "Chime" that made it famous. An added effects loop was later removed, leaving two small jack plates on the back, but this is otherwise an original amp that has been serviced and is ready for many more years of use! VG $2,500. 
  • 1951 Gibson GA-20 Amp
    1950's Gibson Combos are some of our favorite amplifiers, and this 1951 GA-20 is the perfect example! Despite it's small size, this amp has a ferocious break up, and would make the perfect recording amplifier. The original Jenson speaker still sounds great, and with the distinctive brown leather covering this makes for a great looking vintage amp. A much more affordable and in our opinion, better sounding alternative to a tweed amp of the same era. VG $1,000.
  • 1956 Fender Bandmaster "Tweed"
    An extremely rare and highly coveted Fender amp from the "Tweed" era, the 3x10" Bandmaster has found favor with collectors and players alike. Finding favor with rock legends like Pete Townshend who used one on many Who recordings, the size, volume, and musical overdrive of this amplifier make it a perfect choice for recording as well as live use. This example has been recovered but retains the original transformers and speakers, making it a perfect choice for a player. These do not come up for sale often and continue to go up in value, so this is a perfect chance to get one for nearly half price! EXC $5,500.
  • 1970s Wem Starfinder 2x12 Cabinet
    Watkins were one of the original pioneers of British amplification, and their WEM branded PA systems and speaker cabinets can be seen in the backlines of legends like the Who, The Rolling Stones, and most notably Pink Floyd, who's Live in Pompeii concert featured virtually the whole catalog of WEM products. This 2x12 speaker cabinet likely started as a 4x12 PA column, but was trimmed down for optimal use as a guitar cabinet. With 2 Fane 12" speakers, this cab would be perfect for whatever amplifier you choose, and for fans of the David Gilmour rig, can even handle a Hiwatt DR-103! The original WEM grill cloth is instantly recognizable; this gives you the chance to have the same look without the inconvenience of the bulky and heavy 4x12 Starfinder. VG $500.
  • 1966 Fender Super Reverb "Blackface"
    An incredible sounding example of one of our favorite "Blackface" era Fender amps! This 1966 Super Reverb was recently serviced and is ready for whatever you can throw at it! The perfect size amp for studio or live dates, the Super Reverb has been the amp of choice for countless guitar legends, and this 1966 makes it easy to see why! The lush reverb and tremolo and original 10" speakers can go from sparkling clean to a rich and musical overdrive and are perfectly suited from everything from surf music to rock n' roll! EXC $2,000.
  • 2019 Smart Belle P38
    Smart Belle Amplification is a collaboration among two friends who have committed their lives to the pursuit of superior guitar tone. Lance Keltner, pro guitarist, gear developer and overall tone fanatic has played through a myriad of vintage amps and boutique amps over the years but was most inspired by the 70’s tones achieved by David Lindley. The explosive tones that came from a basic modified Fender circuit to create a Tweed Twin sound on steroids were the tones that really inspired Lance to play. Lance has owned Dumble, Park, Marshall, Vox and Fender amps over the years but was most haunted by the tone he heard from a 70’s Dumble amp. The thick incredible overdrive and ability to go from mean to clean with the volume knob on the guitar is the impetus behind the Smart Belle design. Lance knew that he needed to partner with Lee to make this dream tone a reality for all of us. Lee Jackson, guitarist, engineer and electronics designer has worked in the industry for decades and has designed and built amplifiers and studio gear used by some of the biggest names in the business. Lee’s early Hot Rodded Marshall’s and Custom Hand Built Amplifiers have become legendary in the Music Industry. Lee has been creating Custom Guitar Tube Amps for many of the top players in the world: Steve Vai, George Lynch, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Akira Takasaki, Allan Holdsworth, David Grissom, Curt Kirkwood and Eric Johnson to name a few. Lee has worked and designed for such companies as Fender, Ampeg, Crate, Pignose, and created his own companies such as Metaltronix, Perfect Connection and Lee Jackson Designs. Lee brought his years of experience to the table to design the best possible version of this circuit. Together the two have taken the 70’s D tone to a new level.The P-31 features 6v6 power tubes and a half power switch for operation at 18 watts. All the tone with just less headroom. EXC $3,750.
  • 2005 Komet Prototype Amp with Ambikab
    Here's a rare opportunity to own a prototype of the only Ken Fischer circuit designed (for Komet) specifically for EL34s. This is the amp that launched Komet Amplification! Built by Mike Kennedy to be used as the “in-house/shop” demo amp during the development of the Concorde at Komet Amplification. The head was built on 0705 (marked) with no serial number, pre-dating the Ltd Edition KF50 and production Concordes. This prototype was eventually sold to Jonathan “Boogie” Long from Baton Rouge in 2018, nationally known blues guitarist and recent inductee into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. His demo videos are included in the next post. (Thanks Boogie!) This house demo amp was used and tested by many musicians during the development of the Concorde, most notably Sonny Landreth, who has used it in concert, in the studio, and in the Komet Koda video. Notable differences between this amp and stock Concorde: Rare 120V/240V slide switch next to the output transformer Still set up as Mike had it with NOS EL34s and ECC83/12AX7s Built on old-style, water-cut, version 2 chassis (pre laser cut) Amp measures 50-60 watts clean RMS at clipping (3-4 on volume knob) Mint condition Komet Ambikab Speaker Cabinet Serial #0024 was most likely one of a couple of prototypes or possibly the first production open-back Ambikab, as the first production open back cab on record was serial #0025 per Komet. 2x10 speakers for wet signal 2x12s for dry signal upgraded to Cream Alnico speakers ($700) & wired for 8ohm Mint condition         Studio Slips covers included EXC $4,999  
  • 1960s Maestro M-216 RVT
    This is a rare, Gibson-made Maestro M-216 RVT amplifier. With a single 15" Jensen speaker, as well as onboard Reverb and Tremolo, this is an extremely versatile combo amp for live or studio use. This amp is fully functional and in great shape. EXC $1,000.
  • 1959 Watkins Westminster
    This amp has been in our store collection for some time and original comes from a personal friend and associate of Charlie Watkins himself! The same model used by the Beatles in early Hamburg performances, these amps truly capture the rock tones heard on so many British records of the 60's and 70s. A killer amp for any studio, this one owner example is in fantastic shape; perfect for a studio or collector. EXC $2,000
  • 1959 Watkins Westminster
    This immaculate Watkins Westminster amp comes from our store collection and was acquired from the original owner; a personal friend of Charlie Watkins! We've never seen a cleaner example of this classic British amplifier. Used by the Beatles at early Hamburg performances, this amp is perfect for recording raunchy rock guitar! A must for any collector or studio. EXC $2,000
  • 1960s Watkins CopiCat Tape Delay
    This clean and perfectly functioning Copicat has been in our store collection for years and comes from a personal friend and associate of Charlie Watkins himself.  This tape delay can be heard on records by the Stones, Elvis Costello, and countless others in the 60's and 70's. If you're looking for a clean example of this classic delay unit, this is easily the best one we've seen! EXC $1,500
  • Lazy J 20 "Tweed"
    One of the beset sounding 5E3 type amplifiers we've had, this Lazy J 20 is a faithful recreation of the coveted Tweed Deluxe. With the addition of a great sounding and user-friendly reverb circuit make this a very versatile amp for stage or studio use. EXC w/Cover $3,000.
  • 1972 Vox AC-30
    This incredible sounding, gray panel AC-30 features a pair of original Fane speakers, making it one mean sounding Vox! The original owner removed the reverb circuit, but the amp includes the tremolo and pitch vibrato circuit, as well as the original "Egg" switch. Some holes in the side from an added swivel trolley make this affordable to any player, while the quick breakup of these Fanes make for a very usable amp that sounds great! VG $1,500.
  • 1964 Fender Concert "Blackface"
    A fantastic sounding "Blackface" era Fender, the 4x10" concert is the perfect size for any live situation! This '64 model features a Fender "electric Instruments" branded face plate, and was outfitted with WGS" Speakers by a previous owner. The onboard vibrato works and sounds perfect, and from shimmery Fender cleans to a musical break up, this is an extremely versatile amp! VG $1,500.
  • 2008 Gibson GA-20 RVT
    A fantastic 2x12 amplifier, this Gibson GA-20 RVT comes from the original owner. It is is fantastic condition and includes the original footswitch. A versatile tube combo amp that would make a perfect compliment to any Gibson guitar! EXC $650.
  • Carr Rambler 2x12 Amp "Blonde"
    One of the better sounding "Boutique" amplifiers we've had, this 2x12 Carr Rambler is a handwired "American" voiced amp with a lush tremolo on board. Perfect for club gigs, this is an extremely versatile amp that holds it's own with the best vintage models. EXC $1,800.
  • 1964 Vox AC-50 Head
    An incredibly clean and great sounding, JMI-era AC-50, this "Gray Panel" head was kept in a studio environment and has been professionally serviced and maintained. Great for bass as well as guitar, this amp includes a flight case. EXC $1,800.
  • 1962 Gibson RVT 79 Multi-Stereo
    Built as a companion amp for the Stereo guitars of the early 1960's, the RVT 79 is a truly unique Gibson combo. With a pair of blue Jensen speakers and distinctive wedge shape, this amp can be run in both mono and stereo modes, and includes inputs for everything from guitars to phonographs. Like all Gibson combos from this period, the breakup is rich and musical and the volume suitable for any situation! This is one of the cleanest 1960's Gibson combos we've had and is in perfect working condition. EXC $3,700.
  • 1965 Selmer Thunderbird "Crocodile"
    One of the cleanest Selmer amplifiers we've ever seen! This 1965 Thunderbird 2x12 model includes a pair of original Goodman speakers, as well as the original footswitch and Selmer amp acover! The 30w combo features a rich tremolo circuit and a distinctive "British" tone that has been the back bone of so many classic rock n' roll records! An incredible one-owner amplifier, this amp would be perfect for a collector or a studio! EXC w/Cover $4,500
  • 2018 Park P45 "British Racing Green"
    The ultimate Bluesbreaker style amp! This Park P45 is as close to a vintage 2x12 JTM45 as it gets. With NOS Merren Transformers and a pair of Celestion 12" greenbacks, this amp truly captures the tone of the Clapton-era John Mayall recordings. This example sports a beautiful "British Racing Green" tolex. Simply put, this is one of the best new British-style amplifiers available today! MSRP $4,500