Vintage 1960 Gibson GA-20T Ranger guitar amp
Posted on June 12 2020
This clean vintage 1960 Gibson GA-20T Ranger guitar amp with tweed covering came through the shop last year. I'm always a vintage Gibson guitar amp buyer but I especially love the GA-20 amplifiers. Please contact me here to sell a vintage Gibson.
"Gibson GA-20T Ranger with built in Tremolo - Clear, clean tones with solid, undistorted response plus a wonderful built in tremolo - that's GA-20T, a favorite of professionals and students. Can easily handle three instruments and microphone...." -- 1960 Gibson catalog - side note: whoever wrote this clearly never played a GA-20T. It's mostly thick, fat, crunchy tone with little clean headroom.
Make and Model: Gibson GA-20T Ranger
Year: 1960. Speaker code 220950 (50th week of 1959), output transformer code 166937 (37th week of 1959.
Specifications: Single 12" Jensen, twin 6V6 power tubes in push pull figuration. Tremolo available with footswitch.
Originality: Excellent! The all important output transformer and original speaker with original cone are present. We've updated the filter capacitors as well as a few capacitors in the tremolo section.
Condition: Very good. This one has been lightly played but never abused.
Playability: Killer! This amp produces fat, thick, saturated guitar tone. Whoever wrote the description clear had never played one. Thick tweed Deluxe with a little less compression.
Notes: I buy every clean GA-20T Ranger I can find. They will make you forget about pay 2.5x the price for a comparable Fender Deluxe from the same year.