Original Fender amplifiers from the tweed era, meaning the 50s, are now collector's items with cult status and usually not affordable. So it is that the company periodically brings out hand-wired replicas that give fans and musicians a breath of the good old days in the living room, rehearsal room or studio.
The 57 Custom Deluxe, hand-wired with the utmost care, is a two-channel, full-range guitar case that does not have two switchable gain stages, as is common today, but two separate inputs for guitar and/or vocals. The feature is historical in nature and dates back to a time when moderate volume levels were still being driven in blues or country pubs and the power of twelve watts was sufficient to keep up with the rest of the band. Both signal paths are heated by different preamplifier channels, whereby channel 1 (12AY7) remains somewhat cleaner than the other channel. A specially developed Eminence speaker with high efficiency remains airy and transparent even at higher volumes. In the end, it can be said that the amp is even better than the 2007 reissue, not least because of the newly developed capacitors and the fancy cabinet.
hand-wired guitar combo Power: 12W at 8 Ohm Speaker: Eminence Special Design Alnico, 12 inch 2 channels Tubes: 12AY7, 12AX7, 2x GT6V6, 5Y3 (reverb) Controls: Mic Volume, Instrument Volume, Tone solid pine cabinet w. finger-jointed dimensions: 42.5 x 24.13 x 50.8cm weight: 11.8kg incl. case