SOLD - Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 1959 Lightly serviced and CLEAN

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Yet another Fender 5E3 Tweed Deluxe stops by for a visit, this one being a real beauty from 1959.

The amp is in remarkably clean condition, thanks in part to the cover that has clearly been with it for decades.  The cover somewhat resembles an old Victoria that you'll see with some of our amps, but it is likely a homemade one - albeit a really nice homemade example.

The tweed and grille are original and they're in fantastic shape.  The control panel is clean, free of pitting, with clear silk screen labeling.  The tube chart remains crisply intact.

Original transformers and most of the internal caps are there, and the filter caps have been updated.  The power cable has been replaced with a grounded one in gray, a nice touch as it looks like the original

The original speaker was separate of the amp when it arrived, saved on the side from regular use.  It is in beautiful shape, but I do believe it needs to be played in a bit, which we'll gladly do here. 

The compliment of vintage, US made tubes has been tested - they all pass the tester test and the ear test.

The handle has been changed to a nice repro, not one of those flat ones that the usual parts houses sell.  

A beautiful example!


  • Case/Cover?: Soft
  • Color: Tweed
  • Dimensions: H16 1/2" x W 19 3/4" x D9.5"
  • Weight: 25lb 10oz
  • Watts: 15 Watts
  • Date: 1959 
  • Where date is noted: Tube Chart, Pots
  • Speaker 1 Brand/Model: Jensen P12R C59 16 3
  • Speaker 1 Size: 12"
  • Speaker 1 Code: 220842
  • Speaker 1 Cone: 301272HI
  • Power Transformer brand and/or codes: Triad 6452-E
  • Output Transformer brand and/or codes: 108
  • Extension Speaker Out? Yes
  • FX Loop?: NO
  • Reverb or other effects?: No
  • Rectifier Tube: 5Y3 GT
  • Rectifier Tube Brand: GE
  • Power tubes: 2 x 6V6 GT tested
  • Power Tube Brand: Sylvania
  • Preamp Tubes: 12AX7, 12AT7 tested
  • Preamp Tube Brand: ?
  • Filter Caps: Replaced
  • Pedal?: No
  • Pots, codes: Original 137 911
  • Grille: Original
  • Knobs: Original
  • Handle: Repro
  • Power cord: 3 Prong
  • Notes:

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