The Fender Super Reverb 45-watt tube combo is an iconic guitar amplifier which was offered in a blackface finish between 1963 and 1967. Well known for its scooped mids and sweet breakup, the Super Reverb features the same design as the Fender Super, but with the addition of built-in reverb and tremolo effects, and has four 10″ speakers.
This 1964 Fender Super Reverb in exceptional condition and in good working order. The combination of a quad of Chicago made Jensen 10” Alnico speakers and forty five watts of pure Fender Blackface clean tone produces one of the best combo amps of all time.
This one carries the revered AB 763 circuit. Perfect for live gigs on any stage and an ideal recording amplifier, this unit provides plenty of pristine Fender cleans until you hit the 4-5 range on the volume dial, where a bit of tube and speaker breakup sends the amp into a sweet crunch or smooth overdrive depending on your preference. The reverb is lush and deep, and the tremolo has a nice pulse, with everything from swampy and slow, to machine gun fast tremolo.
The circuit appears to be untouched apart from a couple of correct capacitors which is to be expected on a 50 year old amp. This Super Reverb is an “Export” model, so its original transformer is intact, set to 240v. There is a ¼” socket on the rear, which may be a direct out for recording. The only other non original parts appear to be the addition of some sturdy steel carry handles on the sides which are easily removed if desired. The chassis itself is very clean as is the original blackface faceplate, which is one of the last to feature the Pre-CBS “Fender Elec. Inst. Co”
The original smooth black tolex and sparkle grill cloth are in good shape, with a few light scuffs and only very minor wear around the edges of the cabinet. The original nickel corners, chassis straps, chrome tilt-back legs, and raised “Fender” logo are present, and all hardware is in excellent shape. The tube chart is intact as well, with an AB763 circuit stamp and its identification as an “Export” model, requiring no change of transformer.
This Blackface Super Reverb was previously owned for many years by a well regarded blues player on the Sydney scene. It is in great shape and has been well maintained. These are super hard to find, especially in this original condition, and it’s ready for another round onstage or in the studio.
Famous Super Reverb players include Johnny Marr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford (when his Dumble can’t travel), Ronnie Earl and Derek Trucks.
Comes with older black vinyl cover.