"How much are you asking for that '65 Reissue Deluxe Reverb?" is the question we've been asked numerous times about this absolute closet queen of an amp.
Little did those folks know - this one is not a reissue. It's the real deal, and about as good as you'll ever get when it comes to a vintage Deluxe Reverb.
This 22-watt combo that broke the mold on guitar amplifiers with its release in late 1964 is perhaps the cleanest one we've encountered. Completed in February of 1965, this pre-CBS Deluxe Reverb is a genuine no-excuses example of one of the most recorded amplifiers in the history of modern music. It's got the early version features like the no-logo grill and 'Fender Electric Instrument Co' labeling on the faceplate and rear chassis, and is as electronically pristine as it is aesthetically.
The original Oxford 12K5 12" ceramic speaker is dated the 35th week of 1964 and sounds great! The power, output, and reverb transformers are all original, and the amp has just been gone through and given a clean bill of health from Boston-area amp tech (and vintage Fender guru) Stan Day, needing only a couple of resistor and capacitor swaps due to age and component value drift. It's also got the original black two-button footswitch.
If you've longed for a premier example of a vintage Deluxe Reverb, they don't really get any better than this. Borderline museum-grade condition with pure mid 60s tone to match.
- 22 Watts output via (2) 6V6 power tubes
- Original cabinet, tolex, and chassis with no modifications
- Tube chart stamped 'OB' indicating February 1965 completion
- Original 1964 transformers throughout
- Original Oxford 12k5 12" speaker (35th week of 1964)
- Original reverb tank
- Original two-prong power cord
- Serviced in November 2022 by Stan Day