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Fender Super Reverb

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Amplifier advertisements originally published from 1966 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Fender advertisements

Fender Super Reverb - Feel the Difference Hear the Difference

Fender Super Reverb - Feel the Difference Hear the Difference (1966)
Mid sixties British advert for Fender amplifiers and Fender guitars. features a Fender Jaguar six string electric and the Super Reverb guitar amplifier.

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1965 Fender Super Reverb Black Face Amplifier AB763 Original Owner and Amp!

1965 Fender Super Reverb Black Face Amplifier AB763 Original Owner and Amp!

La Grange, Illinois, 605**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Super Reverb, 2 channel, Black Face Amplifier AB763. I am selling it for dad's cousin, who is the original owner, amp is all original. Amp is excellent for being from 1965. Buyer can come to my house and play it and pick it up. I will NOT ship this
AB763, Production #7 "OL" which means made in December, 1965 4 10" speakers original # on Chassis is A12825
Item Location - LaGrange, IL 60525
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1967 Fender Super Reverb Blackface AB763 Vintage Tube Combo Amplifier

1967 Fender Super Reverb Blackface AB763 Vintage Tube Combo Amplifier



Here??s an AWESOME example of a blackface Super Reverb! I??ve owned several over the years, and this is one of the best sounding that I??ve played through. Serviced just before I purchased it around six months ago. Upgraded 3-prong plug. Great condition overall.
LOCAL PICKUP AVAILABLE: I'm in central Texas, but willing to meet between Dallas and Austin, if interested.
Shipping cost is estimated. Any difference in actual shipping + insurance will be refunded.
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Vintage Fender Super Reverb CTS Alnico 1974 Speakers Pair Of 2 LOOK! 10"

Vintage Fender Super Reverb CTS Alnico 1974 Speakers Pair Of 2 LOOK! 10"

Gardena, California, 902**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



Vintage Fender Super Reverb CTS Alnico 1974 Speakers Pair Of 2 LOOK! 10 "
Please read and agree to all terms and condition before Buying / bidding.
Please review all images to avoid discrepancy on both end
If you have any questions regarding this item for sale, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email before bidding
What you see in the images is what you get
Please take time to view all images as this is part of my ... more
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Fender Super Reverb speakers 1971 CTS alnico 10" 8 ohms  2 available

Fender Super Reverb speakers 1971 CTS alnico 10" 8 ohms  2 available

Boca Raton, Florida, 334**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender Super Reverb speakers 2 total all tested and working great speakers have original cones. all surrounds have a slight re-doping done to them to extend life. Very light re-doping did not change the sounds at all 2 available PRICE IS FOR ONE SPEAKER
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Fender Lot of 4 Fender 16 Ohm 10" Speakers from 1978 Super Reverb 2 Work 2 Dont

Fender Lot of 4 Fender 16 Ohm 10" Speakers from 1978 Super Reverb 2 Work 2 Don't

Cockeysville, Maryland, 210**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


4 original matching Fender 10" speakers from a 1978 Super Reverb Combo
2 of these speakers work. 2 are blown. Maybe a fun re-cone project
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Fender 1977 Super Reverb Black and Silver Guitar Combo Amp

Fender 1977 Super Reverb Black and Silver Guitar Combo Amp

Clermont, Florida, 347**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This used Fender 1977 Super Reverb Black and Silver Guitar Combo Amp is available for purchase at the Music Store in Clermont Florida. This Amp is also available on our website
This is a used Fender Super Reverb Black and Silver Guitar Combo Amp. The Model is Super Reverb. Check our pictures to see the condition of this item. The Amp has some marks and scratches on it but overall it is in good condition. This Amp is being sold As-Is.... more
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1974 Fender Super Reverb Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier Amp Silverface

1974 Fender Super Reverb Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier Amp Silverface

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1974 Fender Super Reverb Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier Amp Silverface
Hey now! You're looking at an incredible tone machine This is a 1974 Fender Super Reverb Electric Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier Quintessential vintage Fender tone - seriously one of the best amplifiers I've ever played through All tube power and on-board tremolo, it doesn't get any better than this Articulate, crisp, clear, and crank it up for true Fender tube power. The 45W design gives you great clean headroom while ... more
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1971 Fender Super Reverb, Silverface with Original Speakers

1971 Fender Super Reverb, Silverface with Original Speakers

Sunland, California, 910**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1971 Fender Super Reverb
Original Alnico speakers. Great tone and alnico breakup
Telefunken (long smooth plates) and GE (7025) pre-amp tubes
Comes with cover and rolling (removable) casters
Some minor tears to the tolex. Grille is in decent condition
Original transformers. Silver faceplate cosmetics
Some minor dings and tears but, overall, in very presentable condition. (see pictures)
This amp is over 50 years old, thus, no ... more
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Fender  Super Reverb 1970

Fender Super Reverb 1970

Dyersburg, Tennessee, 380**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender Super Reverb 1970.... more
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1965 Fender Super Reverb 2-Channel 4x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier #50740

1965 Fender Super Reverb 2-Channel 4x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier #50740

Burbank, California, 915**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Fender Super Reverb Drip Edge Silverface 1968

Fender Super Reverb Drip Edge Silverface 1968

Huddersfield, HD3***, UNITED KINGDOM


1968 Fender Super Reverb. Silver face drip edge 'black line' version
All original except for 3 prong power cable and earthing stud added to chassis. This is to ensure electrical safety
This amplifier was imported from San Francisco last year. DWJ amps completed the earth mod to bypass the death capacitor and make the amp safe
The amplifier has not been touched in any other way by me
Amplifier sounds superb
As the amplifier has not been serviced for some time, some of the pots... more
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Pforzheim, 75***, GERMANY


Für das Alter, im guten Zustand, Baujahr 1977!
Technisch funktioniert alles, wie es soll
Mit zusätzlichen Fußschalter und originalen Begleitdokumenten, siehe Fotos
Dazu gibt es das sehr hochwertige Case, passgenaue Anfertigung, mit stabilen, leichtgängigen Rollen
Mir ist der Verstärker leider zu groß und zu schwer
Dieser Kult-Amp bringt Cleansound vom Feinsten
Ein Liebhaberstück !
Bei Fragen einfach melden ... more
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In Montreal, Canada:1978 Fender Super Twin Reverb 2x12, Original Fender Speakers!

In Montreal, Canada:1978 Fender Super Twin Reverb 2x12, Original Fender Speakers!

Montreal, Quebec, H1L***, CANADA


1978 Fender Super Twin Reverb 2x12! Very rare! 180 watts of pure power!!! Original Fender Speakers!!!
Serial number begins with A8 so A8+5-digits - 1978
Everything is original (as far as I know, I'm not an expert). Feel free to ask for photos
Comes with original black Fender Vinyl cover!
Comes with the 2 foot pedals (as shown in photos) and Tolex has been changed
ASK FOR SHIPPING as this is quite a heavy amp!!! Over 40 Kg (or over 90 lbs!)
Local Pickup (from Montreal, ... more
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1967 Fender Super Reverb Amp

1967 Fender Super Reverb Amp



1967 Super Reverb Amp
This legendary vintage amplifier has been well maintained and is in regular weekly use Recent health check, re-biased and PAT passed until August 2024. It sounds great Fitted with 1970 Fender UK voltage 230v transformer fitted. The original USA 110v transformer included in the sale, along with components replaced during routine maintenance over the years
Comes with original trem / verb foot switch and a protective padded amp cover from HotCovers
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1978 Fender - Super Reverb - 4x10 - Master Volume - ID 3177

1978 Fender - Super Reverb - 4x10 - Master Volume - ID 3177

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY


230 Volt Export Version
Zustand: Gut
SerNr: A832758
Gewicht: 30 kg Versandklasse: Extra Heavy
Koffer / Case: Cover
Fußschalter: ja
Vermittlungsverkauf: 15635
Vintage 70ties Silverface Klassiker. Einer der besten Fender Amps überhaupt. Bleibt sehr lange clean, geht aber irgendwann in eine warme Sättigung über, was mit einem guten Booster aber beschleunigt werden kann
Still Handwired!!
Guter Zustand, natürlich frisch gecheckt in der Guitar Lounge, u A. mit frischen... more
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Fender Super 210 USA made Vintage 2 channel all valve guitar amp with reverb

Fender Super 210 USA made Vintage 2 channel all valve guitar amp with reverb

London, E15***, UNITED KINGDOM


Very rare all valve made in USA guitar amp. Original Fender speakers. Has been in storage for a few years but seems to work fine, some crackle from the controls. Collection only due to weight. Stratford east london
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1973 Fender - Super Reverb - Blackface Mod - ID 3205

1973 Fender - Super Reverb - Blackface Mod - ID 3205

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY


King of Clean
SerNr: A06512
Gewicht: 30 kg Versandklasse: Extra Heavy
Koffer / Case: Cover
Fußschalter: ja
Vermittlungsverkauf: 10201
Vintage 70ties Silverface Klassiker
Einer der besten und gefragtesten Fender Amps überhaupt
Er bleibt sehr lange clean, geht aber irgendwann in eine warme Sättigung über, was mit einem guten Booster beschleunigt werden kann
Handwired mit Blackface Mod
2 Kanäle
40 Watt
2 x 6L6 Endstufenröhren
Rectifiertube Sovtek ... more
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1968 Selmer guitar catalogue

1968 Selmer guitar catalogueScan of 1968/1969 Selmer guitar catalogue (printed July 1968), showing the entire range of electric and acoustic guitars distributed by the company: guitars by Hofner, Gibson, Selmer and Giannini. Selmer were the exclusive United Kingdom distributors of Hofner and Gibson at the time, and this catalogue contains a total of 18 electric guitars, 7 bass guitars, 37 acoustics, and 2 Hawaiian guitars - all produced outside the UK and imported by Selmer, with UK prices included in guineas. This catalogue saw the (re-)introduction of the late sixties Gibson Les Paul Custom and Les Paul Standard (see page 69) and the short-lived Hofner Club 70. Other electric models include: HOFNER ELECTRICS: Committee, Verithin 66, Ambassador, President, Senator, Galaxie, HOFNER BASSES: Violin bass, Verithin bass, Senator bass, Professional bass GIBSON ELECTRICS: Barney Kessel, ES-330TD, ES-335TD, ES-345TD, ES-175D, ES-125CD, SG Standard, SG Junior, SG Special GIBSON BASSES: EB-0, EB-2, EB-3 - plus a LOT of acoustics branded Gibson, Hofner, Selmer and Giannini

1961 Hofner Colorama I

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1971 Commodore N25 (Matsumoku)

1971 Commodore N25 (Matsumoku)Commodore was a brand applied to a series of guitars produced in Japan at the well-respected Matsumoku plant from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s - and sold primarily (perhaps exclusively?) in the United Kingdom. The models bearing the Commodore name were all guitars available from different distributors with different branding. Although there may have been some minor changes in appointments (specifically headstock branding) most had the same basic bodies, hardware and construction. Equivalent models to the Commodore N25 (and this is by no means an exhaustive list) include the Aria 5102T, Conrad 5102T(?), Electra 2221, Lyle 5102T, Ventura V-1001, Univox Coily - and most famously the Epiphone 5102T / Epiphone EA-250.

1960 Hofner Colorama II

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1971 Epiphone 1820 bass (ET-280)

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1981 Gibson Marauder

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1971 'Pick Epiphone' Catalog

1971 Pick Epiphone catalogWhen Epiphone production moved from Kalamazoo to the Matsumoku plant in Japan, a whole new range of electric, flattop and classic acoustic guitars was launched. Between late 1970 and 1972 the new models were launched and refined. This 'folder' catalog contains various inserts released over these years detailing four electric six-strings (ET-270, ET-275, ET-278, and thinline EA-250), three bass guitars (ET-280, ET-285, and thinline EA-260), three folk/steel acoustics, four jumbo flattop acoustics, two 12-string jumbos, four classic acoustics, and a banjo.

1981 'Gibson Specials' Pre-Owners Manual

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It was the largest folder in the series, with 24 inserts, (19 guitars and 5 basses): Guitars: 335-S Standard, Melody Maker Double, Marauder, L-6S Custom, S-1, RD Artist, Firebird, Firebird II, Flying V, Flying V-II, The V, Explorer, Explorer II, The Explorer, The "SG" Standard, Les Paul Artist, Les Paul Artisan, ES-335 Heritage, ES-175/CC Basses: Grabber, G-3, L-9S, RD Artist Bass, Flying V Bass

1970s Shaftesbury 3263 bass

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1961 Hohner Zambesi

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1963 Vox Super Ace

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1966 Vox New Escort

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1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin' Care

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1973 Eko Ranger Folk

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1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar

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1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog

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1970 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns Celebrated Classics' catalog

1970 Rose_Morris catalog1970 Rose-Morris catalog, dated April 1970. It featured 6 electric guitars, 32 acoustic guitars, 3 basses and 1 steel guitar. It contains the following instruments, over 20 pages: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3400; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Colorado, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12; Aria 1674, 1675, 1676, 1679, 1680, 1695, 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk; Rose-Morris 15-11, Kansas, Georgian, Florida; Suzuki 1663, 1664, 1665, 3054, 3055, 3060; Tatay 1713, 1714, 1715; Peerless 3052; Steel guitar: Aria 3425

1971 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns' catalog

1971 Rose_Morris catalogThe sixteen-page 1971 Rose-Morris catalog featured electric guitars by Rose-Morris' own brand, Shaftesbury, and budget brand Top Twenty; aswell as acoustics by Eko, Aria, and for the first time Ovation. The catalog contains the following instruments: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3264, 3265, 3400, 3402; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Ovation: Balladeer, 12 String, Glen Campbell, Glen Campbell 12 string; Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12, Colorado, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Studio 'L'; Rose-Morris Florida; Aria 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk

1972 Fender Precision bass

1972 Fender PrecisionA detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. 1972 list price, $307.50. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. This example, then, shows a model already two decades old, but barely changed since the '57 revamp. Fender got it right first time around, and although there are numerous minor cosmetic differences, the essence of this bass is effectively the same as it was in '52: a simple, single pickup instrument with a GREAT sound. Check out the demo video through an old Ampeg B15. It's no wonder this is the bass that everybody wants!

1967 Vox Stroller

1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalog Hagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner President The President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual The newly designed Les Paul Recording guitar was released in 1971, in many ways as an updated version of the Les Paul Professional that had debuted two years earlier in 1969. The new guitar came with a new owners manual explaining the (somewhat complicated) controls, their operation, and giving other specifications, including recommended strings, action and control settings. Compare with the broadly similar owners manual for the Les Paul Personal / Professional