Fender’s 5E3 circuit achieved legendary status for its dirty overdriven tone, and this April 1960 5E3 Deluxe has the dirty tweed to match. The stains and wear on the covering leave no doubt that the tweed is original!
The original Triad power transformer is stamped with part number 6452-E and the original Schumacher 125A1A output transformer dates to the 10th week of 1960. South Florida Speaker Repair freshly reconed the blue frame Jensen P12Q speaker stamped with a date code from the 5th week of 1960. The RCA rectifier tube dates to the 9th week of 1960, the power tubes are Russian Tung-Sol 6V6GT, and the output tubes are modern replacements.
Routine maintenance work included a grounded 3 prong plug (gray in color to match the original) and replacing some capacitors inside their original cardboard sleeves. Several other caps had been previously replaced, so our amp tech put them in some surplus vintage cardboard sleeves from the parts box to improve the look with the back panel off. The torn leather handle has been replaced with a custom made replica. Includes the worn and tattered cover.
The work is done and this vintage Deluxe is ready to perform. You’ll take inspiration from the look and the sound every time you plug in.
We accept the following forms of payment: Major credit cards, Bank wire transfer, Zelle, Personal check and Cash in person. Most personal checks clear within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 business days for checks to clear. We will keep you updated and ship the instrument as soon as we are notified by the bank that the check has cleared processing.
All instruments are carefully packed in new, high strength shipping cartons. Amplifiers ship in double wall boxes with rigid foam support. Packing material is carefully placed to cushion impact and provide crush resistance. Each shipment is fully insured against loss or damage through Heritage Musical Instrument Insurance Co. Boxes are unmarked for security with signature required. For most domestic shipments, we use FedEx 2 day service. If you prefer another carrier or require overnight delivery, contact us to discuss the options. We can also arrange hold for pickup at your local FedEx location.
LIMITED WARRANTY: For your peace of mind, Original Vintage Guitars, LLC (“we,” “us” or “our”) offers the Buyer (“you” or “your”) a 48-hour approval period on all instruments shipped within the USA. From the time of delivery, you have 48 hours in which to inspect the instrument and verify its condition to your satisfaction. If your expectations are not met, notify us by e-mail within the 48-hour approval period and we will authorize a return. Return shipping and insurance costs are your responsibility. The instrument must be returned to us unmodified, in the same condition it was received. Your failure to notify us within the 48-hour approval period window constitutes full and final acceptance of the instrument “as-is, where-is.” In person purchases are final. Sales within the state of Florida are subject to state and county sales tax. For vintage amplifiers, if a speaker cone or tube is damaged in transit, we will arrange for and cover the cost of speaker reconing and replace broken tubes with like parts. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method or by check at our sole discretion, less any payment fees or shipping costs. In no event are we liable for consequential or special damages or for transportation, installation, adjustment or other expenses which may arise in conjunction with the instruments or parts. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.