Gartone Bluesman 18 watt  Amp

Gartone Bluesman 18 watt Amp

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18 watts of handmade and wired Tweed goodness without the hassles a vintage amp brings...

In near MINT condition, this Gartone Blueman delivers that classic tweed tone in a compact package. Handwired in the UK, the circuits is a clone of a 1956 Tweed Deluxe and is one of the early examples made by the company made in either 2003 or early 2004.

This amp moves from sweet clean to gnarly, biting drive whilst retaining its definition. If dynamic, touch sensitive amps are your thing then look no further.

A word from the manufacturer...

Specs -

Handwired 5E3 circuit

Mercury Magnetics transformers

Jensen paper in oil signal capacitors

Sprague electrolytic capacitors

NOS Allen Bradley resistors

CTS pots

NOS Cinch tube sockets and shields

Switchcraft jacks

NOS tubes – NOS JAN Philips 5Y3GT, 6V6GT(2) and 12AX7, JAN General Electric 12AY7

Solid pine cabinet made by Larry Rodgers

Weber 12A125 speaker

More Info:

This 18 watt 1x12 combo is based on the 1950’s 5E3 tweed deluxe. One of the most

popular vintage amps, it’s a favourite of many, who love it for its’ addictive tone and


And with measurements taken directly from an original 1956 amp, plus Mercury Magnetics

transformers cloned from the best vintage examples they could find, the Bluesman is as

authentic as it gets.

All the 5E3 features are here, from interactive volume controls and common tone control to cathode biased 6V6 power tubes running without negative feedback for natural raw tube tone.

With top notch build quality and boutique components, the Bluesman is fabulously responsive, with singing sustain and warm sweet tone. In fact it’s as much a musical instrument as the guitar itself.


Handwired all tube circuitry

Normal & Bright channels

Mercury Magnetics transformers

Handmade solid pine cabinet

Genuine lacquered tweed covering


Output 18 watts

Tubes NOS JAN Philips 5Y3GT, 6V6GT(2) and 12AX7, JAN General Electric 12AY7

Speaker 1 x 12”

Dimensions (H x W x D) 420 x 508 x 241mm (16.5 x 20 x 9.5”)

Weight 16kg (35lbs)

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At a glance

Model: Bluesman
Finish: Tweed

Modifications: None
Repairs: None

RMS power: 20




We are located in Gloucestershire, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our demo facilities in Gloucester.

We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

Landline (generally staffed 9AM-6PM Monday to Friday): 01242 697607‬

Overseas: +44 1242 697607

ATB Guitars, PO Box 1378, Cheltenham GL50 9JU