1959 Fender Deluxe Amplifiers Tweed
Posted on May 24 2021
Here are two 1959 Fender Deluxe Amps with tweed covering that have come through the shop this year! I'm always a Fender amp buyer but I'm especially looking for 1950s and 1960s Fender amplifiers. You can contact me here to sell a Fender amp.
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1959 Fender Deluxe Amp #1
This nicely preserved 1959 Fender Deluxe Amp with tweed covering came in with a matching 1958 Fender Jazzmaster. Its original owner purchased both the guitar and amp in 1959 and kept them together all this time!
This 1959 Fender Deluxe Amp is in pretty nice condition but does show some frayed corners, staining, and a replaced handle. The original leather handles on these amps almost always break so it's actually kind of nice to have a good looking handle that won't break. The amp's new owner wanted it to be fully playable so we serviced the circuit with new filter capacitors, deleted the ground circuit and cap, and added a grounded power cord for safety. It's not a fantastic sounding example that is ready for the stage, studio, or collection! Do you have an amp like this that you'd like to sell? Sell a Fender amp.
It's easy to date this 1959 Fender Deluxe Amp using the tube chart date code, speaker date code, and potentiometer date codes. The tube chart bears the stamp "ID" where I = 1959 and D = April. The speaker date code reads "220904" which indicates that it was made during the 4th week of 1959 by Jensen. The potentiometer codes read "137 911" which indicates that they were made during the 11th week of 1959. Get help with how old is my Fender amp here: how to date Fender amps.
1959 Fender Deluxe Amp #2
This super clean 1959 Fender Deluxe Amp came in from the grandson of its original owner from Los Angeles, CA. It's really nicely preserved with all original parts and in great working condition! I'm always on the lookout for vintage guitar amplifiers like this from Fender, Gibson, Dearmond, etc. You can contact me here to sell a Fender amp.
We decided not to service this clean 1950s Fender Deluxe amp because it was all original and still in good working condition. I'd recommend new filter capacitors and a grounded power cord (at a minimum) for any vintage amp that needs to be reliable enough for the stage or studio.
It's easy to date this 1959 Fender Deluxe Amp using the tube chart, speaker date code, and potentiometer codes just like the other amp we dated. The tube chart ink stamp date code reads "IG" where I = 1959 and G = July. The speaker date code reads 220847 which indicates that it was made during the 47th week of 1958. The potentiometer codes read "137 911" just like the ones from the other amp. 137 = CTS, 9 = 1959, and 11 = the 11th week. If you're looking for help with How old is my Fender amp? Check out How to date Fender amps.