Like most Fender models, the Fender Princeton amp has undergone many circuit revisions and stylistic changes since its introduction in 1946, with each generation having characteristics that have helped to shape the sound of different musical generations. The 'Brownface' Princeton was for a long time a cult favourite, an amp for those in the know who wanted a sound unlike any other generation of Fender circuits. Now, thanks to some reissues and pedals based on its beautifully smooth bias tremolo circuit, this era of Princeton amps are getting the recognition they deserve. A fantastic recording amplifier for clean and grittier sounds, this 1963 Fender Princeton is a fantastic example of one such amp, from the last full production year before switching to the 'Blackface' design.
This amp is in very good cosmetic condition for its age, with only minor tolex wear on the lower corners, and the grill cloth in fantastic condition. Internally, this amp appears to be mostly original. The main change is a newer Celestion G10 Vintage speaker. There is one changed drop in resistor, and the filter caps have been replaced. There has also been a new three pin plug fitted. The ground and power switches are also newer. All pots with a readable code date to the 11th week of 1963, and the amp is still running on US voltage so will require a step-down transformer to use.