1966 Blackface Fender Princeton Reverb ID-5992
1966 Blackface Fender Princeton Reverb
Leo Fender developed many ground breaking an iconic instruments. However, his primary passion was amplifiers. None of his accomplishments exceed those that he made to the electric tube amplifier. This 1966 Blackface Fender Princeton Reverb is all original. It is in excellent condition. The original case is included. There are a few minor scratches and scuffs. We have done our best to capture in the photographs below. Foot switches are not included.
The tones of rock and roll are defined by the circuits of the early amps of fender. In early 1965 Leo Fender sold his company to the Columbia Broadcasting System, or CBS. Although some considered the sale a positive move for Fender. Many consider the sale to CBS led to a reduction of quality in fenders products. Not all of Fenders' products were immediately effected from the sale of CBS. In fact the Blackface modeled Amps remained untouched until 1967.
First introduced in 1964 the Princeton Reverb was an affordable upgrade from the non-reverb Princeton, Champ and Vibro Champ amps. At just 12 watts the Princeton reverb was the smallest fender amp to offer on-board reverb. From 1953 to '67 Fender stamped a two letter date code on the paper tube chart glued inside of the cabinet. The first letter is the year (C='53, D='54, ect.). The second is the month (A=January, ect.). Below you will see the photograph of said Label which indicates that this Amp was built in June of 1966. The original Jensen Speaker is stamped 220549. This indicates that the speaker was made in the 49th week of 1965.
Go ahead and check out the specs on this Fender amp. It could be just what your favorite guitar has been missing.
- Serial: A11797
- Year: 1966
- Misc. 1: Power Amp: Tube; 2 x 6V6GT, 12 watts RMS @ 8 ohms
- Misc. 2: Preamp: Tube; 2 x 12AX7, 1 x 7025, 1 x 12AT7
- Misc. 3: Rectifier: Tube; 1 x 5AR4
- Misc. 4: Speaker: 1 x 10" Oxford 10J4
- Misc. 5: Channels: 1; 2 inputs
- Misc. 6: Effects: Tremolo, reverb
- Misc. 7: Controls: Volume, bass, treble, reverb intensity tremolo intensity, tremolo depth, foot switch for tremolo and reverb
- Misc. 8: Dimensions: 16 H x 16 W x 5 1/2 D inches