Offered for sale:

Vintage early ‘50s Gibson BR6F combo amp.

This amplifier is in overall good condition and fully functional. The filter caps and cathode cap have been replaced (after the photo was taken) and power cord has been upgraded to a 3-prong grounded cable.

Cosmetically showing scuffs, marks and wear, the handle is very worn and the amp is abounding in patina.

These amps were intended for guitar and lap steel, with some interesting '40s-‘50s design features. The speaker is a 10" Jensen P10R, the preamp tube is an 6SJ7 driving a 6SN7 phase inverter feeding 2 6V6 power tubes and a 5Y3 rectifier producing apx.10 watts.

This amp sounds somewhat reminiscent of an early Fender Deluxe or Princeton, yet Gibson amps tend to have a sound of their own. Plenty of snot on 10, cleans up nice when you roll it back. This is a cool piece of early amp evolution!

“We test every used amp and pedal when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. Then we burn it in for an hour or so before we ship so that there are no surprises.”


Weight lbs.: 20

Width in.: 18 1/4

Depth in.: 7 1/2

Height in.: 17 w/handle 14 ¾ w/o handle


Rectifier: 5Y3

Preamp: 6SN7 6SJ7

Power: 6V6 6V6

Speaker Codes: 220 945


Power: Hammond

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
New Paltz, NY
12:39 AM
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