1959 Fender Super
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1959 Fender Super

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1959 Fender Super in excellent condition. This is one of the very first Brown Panel-era Fender Supers off the assembly line, and exceedingly rare, with serial number 00004, and date codes from 1959 when Tweed Supers were still being produced. The amp was recently serviced and a full report is included. The chassis has had a cap job, and the so-called "death cap" was removed but all the original transformers are intact. Original foot-switch included. A non-original slipcover is included as is a 300V step-down transformer. 

These very early pre-production models never had a tube chart and were made as salesman’s samples so they could introduce the new look range of brown face amps to the nation’s music stores. The first production models were issued in 1960 and fairly quickly changed to a 6G4 circuit with less of a ‘tweedy’ sound.

It has a 5G4 circuit and features stock pinkish brown tolex and a centrally located Volume knob seen on the very first Brown panel amps, as well as "Pulse Adjust" on the rear panel for a feature Fender intended to include but opted out of in pre-production after the plates had already been printed. Being a direct descendant of the Tweed era Super amp, this Brown Panel example is notable for being one of the few Supers to retain the same Triad transformers which were central to Fender Tweed amps. This amp has a surprising amount of headroom and is incredibly touch-sensitive and dynamic. The Super boasts hi-fi clarity and sparkling, robust clean tones. When you start to increase the volume past around 5 you get a thick, chewy overdrive. This is the most compact Brown Panel-era amp to feature the "Harmonic Vibrato" circuit, which is a true pitch-shifting vibrato and not the tremolo found on most Fender amps.

The circuit retains all its original transformers with the Triad Mains and output transformers and choke. The amp is fitted with the original pair of re-coned vintage Jensen P10R speakers with 1959 codes, clean dark green/blue frames and original magnet bells with Jensen foil stickers. The amp retains its original pinkish-brown tolex, and the cabinet also has the more severe edge above the faceplate seen on the earliest Brown Panel amps. The original baffle grille is in perfect condition and is again unique in being the tweed-era grille cloth fitted on these very early pre-production amps. The clean faceplate retains a full set of vintage brown barrel knobs, and the plastic handle is original and intact along with the original flat Fender logo, sphinx glides (feet), chassis straps and footswitch. The tubes are a mixture of GE Elctric, RCA and Mullard. 

Condition Excellent 9/10
Serial Number 00004

1959 Fender Super in excellent condition. This is one of the very first Brown Panel-era Fender Supers off the assembly line, and exceedingly rare, with serial number 00004, and date codes from 1959 when Tweed Supers were still being produced. The amp was recently serviced and a full report is included. The chassis has had a cap job, and the so-called "death cap" was removed but all the original transformers are intact. Original foot-switch included. A non-original slipcover is included as is a 300V step-down transformer. 

These very early pre-production models never had a tube chart and were made as salesman’s samples so they could introduce the new look range of brown face amps to the nation’s music stores. The first production models were issued in 1960 and fairly quickly changed to a 6G4 circuit with less of a ‘tweedy’ sound.

It has a 5G4 circuit and features stock pinkish brown tolex and a centrally located Volume knob seen on the very first Brown panel amps, as well as "Pulse Adjust" on the rear panel for a feature Fender intended to include but opted out of in pre-production after the plates had already been printed. Being a direct descendant of the Tweed era Super amp, this Brown Panel example is notable for being one of the few Supers to retain the same Triad transformers which were central to Fender Tweed amps. This amp has a surprising amount of headroom and is incredibly touch-sensitive and dynamic. The Super boasts hi-fi clarity and sparkling, robust clean tones. When you start to increase the volume past around 5 you get a thick, chewy overdrive. This is the most compact Brown Panel-era amp to feature the "Harmonic Vibrato" circuit, which is a true pitch-shifting vibrato and not the tremolo found on most Fender amps.

The circuit retains all its original transformers with the Triad Mains and output transformers and choke. The amp is fitted with the original pair of re-coned vintage Jensen P10R speakers with 1959 codes, clean dark green/blue frames and original magnet bells with Jensen foil stickers. The amp retains its original pinkish-brown tolex, and the cabinet also has the more severe edge above the faceplate seen on the earliest Brown Panel amps. The original baffle grille is in perfect condition and is again unique in being the tweed-era grille cloth fitted on these very early pre-production amps. The clean faceplate retains a full set of vintage brown barrel knobs, and the plastic handle is original and intact along with the original flat Fender logo, sphinx glides (feet), chassis straps and footswitch. The tubes are a mixture of GE Elctric, RCA and Mullard. 

Condition Excellent 9/10
Serial Number 00004