Vintage 1966 Fender Champ guitar amp
Posted on May 10 2020
This clean vintage 1966 Fender Champ Amp guitar amplifier rolled through the shop a few years ago. It's an excellent example of an unmodified and clean vintage Fender guitar amplifier. I'm always a vintage Fender amplifier buyer but I especially love Fender amps from the mid 1960s. Please contact me here to sell a vintage Fender guitar amplifier.
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The Fender Champ line began as a single ended, class A amp making just a couple of watts through a 8″ speaker in 1948 called the Champion 800. It underwent a few changes throughout the years but always retained the single 6V6 power tube delivering that smooth breakup and drive. The Champ platform became a recording guitarist’s essential companion that was portable but reliable. The only other necessities were a good guitar and some refined chops.
This 1966 Fender Champ is in great original condition and can’t have more than a few minutes of playing time on it. All parts are original, strong, and in beautiful cosmetic condition. Some of the metal parts do show signs of light pitting. There are few more satisfying circuits than the Champ. Even more satisfying is knowing that this is exactly what the amplifier sounded like right of that famous assembly line in Fullerton, California.