Pre-Owned Fender '57 Custom Champ

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Fender '57 Custom Champ

Fender '57 Custom Champ: Classic Tones Reimagined

The Fender '57 Custom Champ is a true legend among amplifiers, and it makes a triumphant return in this vintage-inspired masterpiece. Known for its iconic sound, versatility, and ease of use, the '57 Custom Champ has graced countless recordings and stages over the years. With a hand-wired construction that stays true to its vintage roots, this amplifier offers a wide spectrum of playable tones, from pristine cleans to naturally compressed overdrive that beautifully responds to changes in guitar volume and playing dynamics.

At the heart of the '57 Custom Champ lies the revered Fender 5F1 circuit, celebrated for its exceptional dynamic response and sweet tube-driven overdrive when pushed. This amp features a 12AY7 preamp tube matched with a classic 6V6 power amp tube and a 5Y3GT rectifier tube, working harmoniously to produce the coveted overdriven tones. When you crank up the volume, this compact powerhouse delivers a natural compression and rich even-order harmonics, characteristic of Class A topology at its peak output. The 8" 4-ohm Weber Special Design alnico speaker faithfully captures the essence of the classic Champ sound, compressing beautifully for fat tones at higher levels and roaring with gritty overdrive at the top end of the volume knob.

Vintage Aesthetic, Modern Craftsmanship

Not only does the '57 Custom Champ sound like a classic, but it also looks the part. Its lacquered tweed covering, chicken-head control knob, vintage-style leather handle, and dual 1/4" inputs for low or high-output instruments maintain the authentic Champ visual appeal. Whether you're recording in the studio or performing on stage, the 5-watt design ensures you can explore the full range of available tones without overpowering sensitive microphones or your ears. This amp features updated components, meticulous hand-wired craftsmanship, and a classic circuit design, making the '57 Custom Champ a versatile performer that spans various musical styles. It even includes a protective cover to keep it safe when not in use.

Specifications:

  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Cabinet Material: Finger-Joined Solid Pine
  • Channels: One
  • Color: Lacquered Tweed
  • Control Knobs: Chicken-Head Style Pointer - Black
  • Controls: Volume
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Dimensions: 12.40 x 16.90 x 17.90 inches
  • Grille Cloth: Bassman
  • Handle: Vintage-Style Leather with Nickel Mounting Hardware
  • Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
  • Power Tubes: 1 x 6V6
  • Preamp Tubes: 1 x 12AY7
  • Rectifier: Tube (1 x 5Y3)
  • Series: American Hand-Wired
  • Speakers: One - 8" Weber Special Design with Alnico Magnet
  • Total Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 5 Watts

The Fender '57 Custom Champ is a sonic time machine that transports you to the golden era of tube-driven amplification. Its hand-wired craftsmanship and vintage circuitry ensure you capture the classic tones that have defined music for decades. Whether you're a studio enthusiast or a live performer, the '57 Custom Champ delivers legendary Fender sound in a compact, stylish package.

SN: AB 48362

This amplifier works nicely as intended and is in excellent condition, exhibiting only very gentle external wear as can be seen in photos. Cover and manual are included.

*** This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final***

*This item ships fully insured with signature required*


Type: Guitar Amps