From the 1962 Fender catalog, “The Champ Amp is constructed of the finest cabinet design. Circuit provides extremely pleasing reproduction. Speaker is a fine quality permanent magnet type. The Champ Amp has two instrument inputs, volume control, jeweled pilot light, and extractor type fuse holder. The amp covering is striped airplane luggage linen which is both durable and washable.”
This January 1963 Fender Champ-Amp has just surfaced in completely original, unserviced condition. We were thrilled to find such a clean and unmolested example of the 5F1 Champ so late in its production run. All parts appear to be original to the amp including the filter capacitors which exhibit signs of possible failure. All date codes show mid to late 1962.