Valco Alkire Eharp Model 51 1955 Vintage Tube Guitar Amplifier$1,195.00
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This on is a tiny beast, and it is in exceptional condition. The parts appear to be all original, and the amp runs perfectly, nice and quiet and incredibly toneful.
The amp is most often seen without the Alkire logo, which designates it as a pairing for the Alkire Eharp, a 10-string steel guitar built in the same era.
The Rola speaker, all transformers, internal parts - everything is original. The original spare-fuse envelope is still stapled inside the cabinet.
There is a name written on the top of the amp, but it has faded so much that it can't be read - it is very dim and hard to see or photograph.
A great collectible amp for any player, and a real treat for Valco fans.
The circuit appears to be 100% original, including the Mallory filter cap in the silver can by the power and rectifier tubes. Amp runs great with no issues. Service may be required for those who wish to regularly use the amp.
- Color: Tweed
- Date: 1955
- Where date is noted: Serial Number
- Speaker 1 brand/model: Rola, 10"
- Speaker 1 Code: 285443, 1954
- Power tubes: 2x 6V6 New TungSol, 5Y3 Rectifier (vintage)
- Preamp tubes: 6SC7 and 6SQ7 (vintage)
- Pots: Original
- Tolex: Original
- Grille: Original
- Knobs: Original
- Handle: Original
- Power cord: Original