Description

Yummy little mid-50s Silvertone 1430 tube amp. Great tone at bedroom volumes. Appears to be all original. Wallpaper-like covering in good shape overall, but you can see the modest rough spots along some of the edges. Grill cloth is excellent. Not much volume or gain - this is definitely a practice amp. Sounds great, though, and would scream with judicious use of an overdrive pedal. There are hotter pre-amp tubes than a 12AU6 too, but obviously only an expert should mess around with changing the tube complement, biasing, etc... Just a little bit of extra 60-cycle hum (which is completely drowned by the guitar signal), so should be probably given a once-over by a tech. NOT even remotely objectionable, however.
BTW, I do NOT work on amps personally, so you are taking more of a leap of faith than with a guitar. However, amps are described to the best of my ability, are played regularly, and are guaranteed not to be DOA or teetering on the edge of a blow-up. There of course could be replaced parts inside, and clearly you may find yourself visiting your tech from time to time, especially if you're planning on working it hard.

Year Condition Case
~1955 Very Good None

$395

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
7:28 AM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.