Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
17 % off

Offered for sale;

1953 Fender Deluxe Amp 5B3 serial number 7334.

This Deluxe is in very good condition, fully functional, cosmetically showing extensive wear and scuffing to the “Tweed” covering.

This “Deluxe” just exudes personality and soulfulness.

This “5B3” has basically been rebuilt over the years, utilizing new caps and transformers. An impedance selector switch was installed so it could be played through a 4x12” Marshall Cabinet. A new leather handle has also been installed.

As most early Fender amp aficionados know, it all started with the Deluxe Model 26 (aka Woody) in 1946, then on to the Tweed TV front. The next stop was the wide panel.

Predictably, this wide panel Deluxe sounds amazing. Rich and throaty and loud. And loves to be pushed hard. BTW, Strats weren’t even born yet.

“At the time, Leo Fender produced amplifiers with the intention of having the amplifier stay clean even at high volumes. The Tweed Deluxe is not known for producing a clean tone at high volumes, and as such, was regarded as being an intermediate amplifier. Ironically, the saturated tone this amplifier produces at higher volumes is the reason why it is one of the more famous amplifiers Fender ever produced. It is part of the signature tone for many musicians, a few notable examples being Larry Carlton, Don Felder, Billy Gibbons and Neil Young.”

Own a piece of guitar amplification history that you can enjoy every day!


Weight lbs.: 20.8

Width in.: 18

Depth in.: 7.5

Height in.: 16


Rectifier: 5Y3

Preamp: 6SC7, 6SC7

Power: 6V6, 6V6

Speaker Codes: Jensen P12R220308


Power: non-original n/a

Output: non-original 606-5-11

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Very Good
24 Years
$2,900 down from $3,500
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
2:14 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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