Offered for sale;
Vintage 1974 Traynor YGM-3 guitar combo amp serial number 4033503.
This amp is in very good condition, fully functional, cosmetically the tolex shows normal wear, the “Traynor” emblem on the grille is missing as is the original footswitch.
The Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate amp, with built in reverb and tremolo, has become legendary. Manufactured in Canada from 1969 through 1979, this 25 watt combo amp features hand wired, point-to-point circuitry and all tube construction.
Founded in 1963 in downtown Toronto, Yorkville Sound was formed out of the back room of the first Long & McQuade music store. The repairman at that time was Peter Traynor, and his first development was a Bass Guitar amplifier, the Traynor Dyna-Bass. From there the Traynor line of amps have had a very successful and dynamic growth, attracting attention not only in Canada, but the USA and worldwide.
Traynors were known for superb tone, somewhere between a vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb and the famed Marshall Plexi. This amp was later reissued by the re-started Traynor company.
This is only the 2nd YGM3 we’ve ever seen. The 1st on was a Fuchs mod. If you have an amp of high enough quality you can send it to Fuchs and he will modify it to a high performance amp of his design. That one sounded great and it sold quickly at $1300.00
Traynor is one of the most respected amp companies of all time. This amp is as it was meant to be. Rich and full, great reverb and tremolo but not a fender clone.
Weight lbs.: 47lbs.
Width in. 21.75
Depth in. 10
Height in. 23.25
Rectifier: solid state
Power: 2-6BQ5 (EL84)
Speaker: 1986 Eminence made fender 12”
Power: A1314, 79465
Output: Hammond A1339, 98695
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