Retrofret Stock # 4664. Gibson EH-150 Model Tube Amplifier, c. 1938, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 6599, tweed finish. A really nice working example of the world's first great guitar amplifier, the EH-150. This is the second variant housed in a a slightly arched cabinet with rounded off upper corners. The gold/brown tweed covering has orange and black vertical sripes in the center,with a black script Gibson logo in the lower right hand corner. The square lower cabinet edges have leather corners and four round hard rubber feet. Leather luggage handle on top, the front speaker aperture is covered by a black metal grill. The removable latched back reveals the control panel which lays out L-R on/off, fuse, echo-speaker jack, microphone volume, pilot light, instruments volume, 1 mic and 2 instrument inputs and a "normal tone/bass tone" togle switch. The original Gibson "High Fidelity Ultra Sonic Reproducer"- a field coil 12" speaker-is still in fine condition. This was the premier amplifier of its day, as used by Charlie Christian and a host of other 1940's greats.Height is 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.), 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.) width, and 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) . Nicely original except 3-prong cord added; tweed is somewhat darkened with some old cigarette burns on top but very intact. Original handle better than most. Overall a nice example. Excellent Condition.
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