1963 Fender Tweed Champ

1963 Fender Tweed Champ

Fender |  1963weedchamp  |  1 in stock_level

Rare, probably one of the very last tweed covered amps to leave Fullerton in 1963. Sounds classic….

1963 Fender Tweed Champ

A real survivor, the narrow panel tweed Champ sold in huge numbers, popular with students and professionals looking for that celebrated tweed tone in a compact package. Unlike its bigger brothers, the Champ remained almost entirely unchanged between 1955 and 1964, bringing the tweed era to a close.

This is a fantastic example. Maybe a little frayed at the edges but that only adds to the distinctive look of the amp. Very rare to see in 1963 with the tweed covering as by this time most were black. The control panel is in great condition showing only slight signs of bubbling with the silk screened text still almost visible. The fuse holder has been replaced at some stage.

The amp is still fitted with its correct speaker. Internally there have been a few repairs to keep the amp working correctly and safely though thankfully this has been kept to just some capacitors. The correct output transformer is still present.

As you’d hope, this amp sounds fantastic. With the volume set above half we’re straight into classic tweed territory and a sound that has to be heard to be believed. There is no doubt why this is such a lauded amp.

These don’t come up for sale very often so grab it before it slips away…

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At a glance

Model: Champ
Year: 1963
Finish: Tweed

Modifications: None
Repairs: Some components changed




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