Fender Pawn Shop Special Amps

We love going into pawn shops and thrift stores in that off chance we find some great vintage audio gear.  Fender must like doing that too, because they have released a couple of amps that have that great vintage look and feel. The Pawn Shop Special amplifiers present a cool, unconventional take on amp design by evoking the enjoyably esoteric finds you might discover in a pawnshop or second-hand store.

These special series of amps come in two versions, the Excelsior and the Greta.

Excelsior features:

  • 13 Watts of output power
  • Two 6V6 output tubes
  • Two 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 15″ Special Design speaker
  • Guitar, Microphone, and Accordion inputs, each with individually optimized circuitry
  • Bottom-loaded primary chassis with top-loaded control chassis for low noise and operating convenience
  • Volume control
  • Tremolo with speed control
  • Treble/Bass tone switch
  • 1/4’’ speaker plug may be disconnected to use Excelsior with an 8-ohm, 15W minimum, external speaker enclosure
  • Price $399.99

Greta features:

  • 2 Watts of output power
  • One 12AT7 output tube
  • One 12AX7 preamp tube
  • 4″ Special Design speaker
  • VU meter with “CLEAN to OVERLOAD” indicator
  • Volume and Tone controls
  • 1/4″ instrument input
  • 1/4″ line out (for using as a preamp with another amplifier)
  • 1/4″ speaker out (for using with an external speaker enclosure)
  • 1/8″ AUX input (for hi-fi tube amplification of external music playback device; Instruments may be played simultaneously with recorded music)
  • Price $259.99

Retro?  Check.  Awesome?  Check.  Want?  Double check.  Release date is April, so start planning now!