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Vintage Tweed Gibson Guitar Amp GA 18 Explorer

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-15)
Price : US $799.00



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GIBSON Explorer GA-18 Guitar Amplifier,  This TWEED Model was produced fomr 1959 to 1963.  This unit was made in late 1961.


Literature specifies this as a 14 Watt amp, with Tremolo (No Reverb, don't know if it was invented yet)


Serial number is 114218


Amp is all original with the exception of the replaced tubes and the original speaker was reconed by Orange County Speakers a decade ago.


SPEAKER DETAILS:


Highly desireable Jensen ''Special Design'' ten inch speaker. 
Numbers stamped on frame are 220952 That first number breaks down like this: 220 = Jensen, 9 = year made, 52 = week of manufacture.  Decoded to Dec 28-31, 1959.  Note blue foil label is in excellent condition. 
Also stamped is PR10-C6786, which is the model number of the speaker
Photos of number stampings are available on request.

TUBES: Three large tubes all say ''Gibson by Raytheon''


Power tubes (2) are Gibson by Raytheon 6V6GT-P280C-61-45,  
Rectifier tube is Giubson by Raytheon 5Y3GT-P280C-61-45
Pre Amp tubes are GE 12AX7/ECC83-SM-188-5 and RCA 12AX7A-ECC83, Both still have the metal can over them.

POT DETAILS


 Volume and Tone 134631, BAB11-1430, 1MEC-C2  Decodes to July 31 - Aug 4, 1961
Tremolo Depth 1346046, BAB11-2870, 250K-C3  Decodes to Nov 14-18, 1960
Tremolo Frequency 1346124, BAB11-1593, 500K-C3 Decodes to June 1


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-15)



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