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Fender / '59 High Powered Twin Amp Joe Bonamassa Edition / 2018 / Tweed / Amp For Sale

To quote the man himself

“The King of amps is back! It is one of the greatest amplifiers ever built, if not the greatest amplifier ever built”

Following a year and a half of development, Fender and Joe Bonamassa introduced the 59 Fender Twin Amp JB Edition in 2018. These were faithful reproductions of the much vaunted 5F8-A circuit introduced in 1958. These amps have become much revered by players for their excellent tone and projection.

The amp features hardwired eyelet board circuit utilising 6L6 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and a 5AR4 rectifier. Output is via a pair of Celestion JB85 signature speakers available only with this amp.

This particular amp is in excellent condition having been well cared for by its previous owner. It does have a few marks but as this is a pre-distressed Custom Shop amp it is difficult to tell what is natural and what is not. One thing that is definitely a Custom Shop feature is the staining on the sides of each one. Pretty cool we think…

As these amps were only available in the US we believe this is he only example in the UK. This also means that it designed to work on 110v so will require a transformer. 

The amp has to be played to be believed. Amp recreates the subtle nuances of your playing without loosing focus or vanishing into a shroud of fuzzy distortion. Though it has plenty of headroom, it still has that distinctive tweed sound and tone giving you the confidence to just get on and play.

Here is a run down of the features - 

Classic 80-watt Fender 5F8-A circuit, handwired on eyelet board Four 6L6 power tubes; One 5AR4 rectifier tube; three 12AX7 preamp tubes Fender Vintage “Yellow” paper-foil-resin tone capacitors Two 12” Celestion™ JB85 signature speakers for high-powered rock tone Custom transformers by Mercury Magnetics™ Solid pine cabinet Late ‘50s Tweed covering and grille cloth Chrome control panel with “chicken head” knobs Steel-reinforced leather handle Lightly distressed “mint minus” cosmetic treatment Vintage style cloth cover included Each amp is individually serialized as “JB0001, JB0002,” etc. (embossed into the chassis) Hand-made in Corona, California by Fender

Product Information:

Series: Artist Signature Amplifier Type: Tube Height: 18.7” (47.5 cm) Width: 26.5” (67.31 cm) Depth: 10.5” (26.7 cm) Weight: 65 lbs. (29.48 kg) Speaker: Two - 12” Celestion® JB85 Signature Speakers Inputs: Four - (1/4”, Two Bright and Two Normal) Channels: Two - (Normal and Bright) Controls: Volume Normal, Volume Bright, Treble, Bass, Middle, Presence Wattage: 80 Watts at 4 ohms Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7 Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6 Rectifier: Tube (1 x 5AR4) Cabinet Material: Finger-Joined Solid Pine Covering: Tweed Grille Cloth: 50s Style Handle: Steel-Reinforced Leather Handle Knobs: Chicken-Head Style Pointer Control Panel: Chrome Pilot Light Jewel: Red Jewel Included Accessories: Vintage Style Cloth Cover Part #: 8141600000 UPC Code: 885978851461

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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