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Gartone / Bluesman / 2003 / Tweed / Amp For Sale

In near MINT condition, this Gartone Blueman delivers that classic tweed tone in a compact package. Handwired in the UK, the circuits is a clone of a 1956 Tweed Deluxe and is one of the early examples made by the company made in either 2003 or early 2004.

This amp moves from sweet clean to gnarly, biting drive whilst retaining its definition. If dynamic, touch sensitive amps are your thing then look no further.

A word from the manufacturer...

Specs -

Handwired 5E3 circuit

Mercury Magnetics transformers

Jensen paper in oil signal capacitors

Sprague electrolytic capacitors

NOS Allen Bradley resistors

CTS pots

NOS Cinch tube sockets and shields

Switchcraft jacks

NOS tubes – NOS JAN Philips 5Y3GT, 6V6GT(2) and 12AX7, JAN General Electric 12AY7

Solid pine cabinet made by Larry Rodgers

Weber 12A125 speaker

More Info:

This 18 watt 1x12 combo is based on the 1950’s 5E3 tweed deluxe. One of the most

popular vintage amps, it’s a favourite of many, who love it for its’ addictive tone and


And with measurements taken directly from an original 1956 amp, plus Mercury Magnetics

transformers cloned from the best vintage examples they could find, the Bluesman is as

authentic as it gets.

All the 5E3 features are here, from interactive volume controls and common tone control to cathode biased 6V6 power tubes running without negative feedback for natural raw tube tone.

With top notch build quality and boutique components, the Bluesman is fabulously responsive, with singing sustain and warm sweet tone. In fact it’s as much a musical instrument as the guitar itself.


Handwired all tube circuitry

Normal & Bright channels

Mercury Magnetics transformers

Handmade solid pine cabinet

Genuine lacquered tweed covering


Output 18 watts

Tubes NOS JAN Philips 5Y3GT, 6V6GT(2) and 12AX7, JAN General Electric 12AY7

Speaker 1 x 12”

Dimensions (H x W x D) 420 x 508 x 241mm (16.5 x 20 x 9.5”)

Weight 16kg (35lbs)

ATB Guitars, UK  

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