Offered for sale;

Used c1962 Gretsch 6163 Executive guitar combo amp serial number T69252.

This amp is in very good condition, fully functional. Cosmetically there are a few imperfections in the “Gretsch Grey” covering, the name plate on the grille is missing.

The 6163 “Executive” amplifiers evolved from the ’50s Gretsch Electromatic Deluxe amps, utilizing the same chrome “refrigerator” handle. In the early ‘60s the Executive amp gained its asymmetric cabinet and a covering that matched the Gretsch guitar cases at the time. It was manufactured by the Valco company who also made the famous Supro amps. The 6163 is quite similar to a Supro Thunderbolt.

This 40-watt lovely amp produces amazing vintage tone, clean with lots of headroom at lower volumes. Nice overdrive turned up! There was a reason Jimmy Page recorded with this amps virtual twin the Supro Thunderbolt.

Tone available here! That “Great Gretsch Sound!”

“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.: 38.4

Width in.: 23

Depth in.: 10.5

Height in.: 19.5 + 2 for the handle

Pots: CTS 13761xx (1961) & 13762xx (1962)


Rectifier: 5U4

Preamp: 4 – 12AX7

Power: 2 – 6L6


15” Jensen C15P 220022 (1960),

4” Rola 28520x (1962)


Power: 5246144 Triwec Transformer (1961)

Output: 166222 Magnetic Components (1962)

Footswitch: Not included

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Very Good
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
8:05 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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