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This 1954 Fender 5D5 Pro amp is recent acquisition that added a new dimension to our tweed assortment. This and the Super are my two favorite wide-panel tweed amps.

The 5D5 evolved from the 5C5 model, moving to 12AX7 preamp tubes from the 6SC7s used in the 5D5.  Among other changes that combined to improved the tone of the amp, this one made it simpler to swap tubes.  
This 5D5 sounds killer.  Its got sag and rich output distortion to die for.  The 15" speaker lends to the distinct tone of this particular model.  There is a good deal of low end, but not too much, and the amp just sort of "chugs" in a way that lets you head and feel the sound. 
 
The amp is running nicely.  The transformers are original.  The filter caps have been updated and a grounded power cable installed.  The standby switch was replaced with a vintage-looking replacement.  Otherwise, the circuit is original.

The original P15N speaker remains.  The tweed and grill cloth are original.  The handle is a replacement.  The upper back panel was replaced as well and aged a bit to keep it from sticking out as a new part.

We will ship this amp in two boxes - one for the cabinet and one for the chassis.  This will help prevent something we've seen happen to other amps.  Due to the girth of the power transformer, the chassis can be bent/distorted in shipping.  If the amp is dropped somewhere in shipment, the weight of the transformer transfers stress to the chassis, bending it permanently.  Assembling the amp is pretty simple, and we can walk you through it.

Case/Cover?: No
Color: Tweed
Dimensions: H20-1/4" x W22" x D9"
Weight: 38 lbs
Watts: 18 Watts
Date: 1954
Where is Date Noted?: Serial #, Pots
Speaker 1 Brand/Model: Jensen P15N C5597 2
Speaker 1 Code: 220350
Speaker 1 Size: 15"
Speaker 1 Cone: Original
Power Transformer Brand/Codes: Triad 6516
Output Transformer Brand/Codes: 1846
Extension Speaker Out?: Yes
Reverb or other effects?: No
Rectifier Tubes: 5AR4
Rectifier Tube Brand: Sovtek
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6 
Power Tube Brand: Tung Sol, RCA
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Preamp Tube Brand: Sovtek
Filter Caps: Replaced
Pedal: No
Pots, Codes: Original, 304447, 304443
Grille: Original
Knobs: Original
Handle: Replaced
Power Cord: Replaced w/ 3 Prong
Notes: Standby Switch Replaced, Non Original Top/Back Panel, see pics.

Shipping policy:
Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to sales@maharsvintageguitars.com.  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

1954
Fender
Very Good
$3,999.99
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
530-570-1525
Online Only
2:15 PM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.