Retrofret Stock # 7384. Gibson Gibsonette GA-8 Model Tube Amplifier (1955), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 13352, tan fabric finish. The little "Gibsonette" is essentially Kalamazoo's equivalent to a Fender Champ, with the same basic purpose: getting beginning players amplified with a high-quality but budget-conscious unit. Both were intended originally as a student amp but now prized as a recording amp for lush and toneful overdrive at low volumes. This Gibsonette is typical for 1955, with a larger more rectangular cabinet than earlier models and a squared-off front panel only used around this time. With a 10" Jensen speaker and very sturdy cabinetry (compared to many period amps) tine is a very solid sounding unit, not loud but sweetly crunchy when pushed.Height is 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.), 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) width, and 6 in. (15.2 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Very nice original condition overall-recently serviced with some replaced caps, a 3-prong plug and new power tubes (pre-amp and rectifier still period) but all else original. Not a lot of wear overall; the covering has only minor scuffs and worn spots. Some of the "Jensen" sticker has flaked off the speaker magnet but all else is intact; the speaker date code is fifth week of 1955. Fine sounding and very tasteful, this Gibsonette is the perfect match for a '50's Gibson guitar-or anything, really! Excellent + Condition.
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