Since its inception in the early 1960s the Fender Deluxe Reverb has remained the ideal recording and performing amp. Small, light and moderately powered, it produced big tube tone, with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Deluxe Reverb has been the go-to amp for that classic Fender sound.
The Deluxe Reverb 1×12″ combo has for decades been one of the most popular of all Fender amps, and its popularity is still growing as the demand for low wattage tube amps increases. The combination of size, weight and performance makes the Deluxe Reverb a true road warrior on gigs and practice.
The Deluxe Reverb is a small/medium-sized amp with an ability to deliver both sparkling clean tones and low wattage breakup at 22W with 6V6 tubes and relatively small transformers (power and output).
It has found its way in to more recording studios, clubs and bars than any other Fender amp. It is just powerful enough to cut through in a band with a drummer and, unlike some bigger amps, it will reach its sweet spot at a more reasonable volume.
This one has had the Blackface AB763 circuit installed by respected amp tech Merrick Ciolek from Glass Audio in Canberra. So it has the typical Blackface 60’s sparkle with a scooped clean sound just like the bigger Fender brothers, just with more smooth breakup, sag and compression.
Both the Deluxe Reverb and Princeton Reverb “survived” the CBS Silverface periods with minor changes. Collectors hunt the Blackface models for their rarity, and players hunt the Silverface for their quality and price. And the 70s Silverface models are renowned for being amazingly reliable, which is not always the case with vintage amps.
So this one presents the best of both worlds – a Silverface with the very desirable AB763 Blackface circuit in place.
This one is from 1974, and it is in very good condition. It has had some capacitors replaced and the BF circuit as mentioned, but retains its hand wired point-to-point circuitry. The original spec 6V6 valves are in place, and the speaker is a nice upgrade to a Fender Utah 12” which really works well with this amp.
This amp is an export model, and it still has its original transformer so you can dial up any voltage setting from 117v to 240v. No stepdown tranny required.
The silver grille cloth with blue highlights is in excellent condition, as is the black tolex covering – really good for a 45 year old amp. It has some scratches in the blueline marking on the faceplate under the vibrato channel input sockets. Apart from that the faceplate is clean.
This is a great sounding amp – simply one of the best Deluxes we’ve listed. PREMIER GUITARS has sold seven SF Deluxe Reverbs over the past five years, and every one has achieved a higher price than its predecessor.
They are the most in-demand Fender model we regularly list – many working players today are downsizing and this is the perfect compact amp – just right in size, volume and fabulous Fender tone.
Comes with a quality TLC cover in good condition.