Many collectors and guitar gurus consider 1965 to be the best year of the blackface era and the deluxe the best of the best. This amp is an original vintage 1965 amp.
The serial number dates points to a manufacturing year 1965. The Fender Utah speaker is dated from the 7th week of 1966.
The amp of course has been serviced over the years and many items have been repaired and or replaced. Some caps have been replaced to make the amp more reliable, see picture of the old caps (which will be included with the amp). The power transformer has been replaced with a vintage Fender transformer. The output transformer was replaced with a vintage Fender Twin transformer and the choke has been replaced as well. The speaker cable has been updated with a solid and reliable new 1/4 connector and cable.
In addition the two prong AC cable has been upgraded to a modern and safer 3 prong with a ground. 1 x Vintage Vintage Sylvania (rebranded International Service Master) 7025/12AX7 preamp tube channel 1. 1 x Vintage RCA 12AX7A/ECC83 made in USA preamp tube 1st gain stage channel 2. 1 x Fender Groove Tube 12AT7 reverb driver channel 2.1 x Vintage unbranded 12AX7/ECC83H tube 2nd gain stage channel 2 and Reverb Return Amp. 1 x Vintage Made in USA Fender Special 7025 tube tremolo. 1 x Vintage unbranded 12AT7/ECC81 tube phase inverter. 1 x Sovtek 5Y3GT Rectifier Tube (this tube gives the amp more compression at lower volumes and an overall smoother sound). 2 x Brand new Apex matched set of JJ 5881 power tubes (the amp was just serviced and biased for these new tubes). 5 x All original 1965 Preamp Tube Covers (1 re-issue cover). People say this is the Desert Island Amp, if you could only have one amp this is the one you want.
If you are a vintage amp collector or a true vintage tone seeker, this is the amp for you. This amp is perfect condition, has been meticulously maintained, recently serviced and is ready to use for your next studio or live gig.
The vintage speaker sounds full and amazing. Please see description for details on what has been replaced.1 metal foot is missing on the bottom. The tolex is torn and and very worn on all corners.
Even though it did spent the last 20 years in a recording studio 99% of the time, it looks like it has been well played was not a stay in the bedroom amp. To be clear, this amp was definitely gigged with early in life and looks pretty beat up. Still, I would say over all this amp is in good cosmetic condition and great operational condition for its age and most importantly it sounds amazing!
Leo designed these amps to be used and last forever. And this one might be the best Deluxe Reverb you have ever heard. No APO or PO Box.
Thank you for your consideration. The item "Vintage 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp AB763 Blackface" is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers". The seller is "guitar_raoul" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.This item can be shipped to United States.