Fender ‘63 Vibroverb RI

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  1. jcm800gridlock

    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    I sold this a couple of years ago and I got a chance to buy it back this past week. These are pretty rare now, only produced a few years. Very good sounding amps.

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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    Those ARE nice. My guitar teacher just happened to be the owner of an ORIGINAL 2x12 brown Vibroverb around the time SRV became a big name, and suddenly the nice old amp he got for a very reasonable price exploded in its fair market value almost overnight. He hung on to it for a few years and sold it for a ridiculous profit, eventually. I think right about the time the market peaked.
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    Prices are still crazy on original ’63’s Vibroverbs (2x10”) $7K - $10K.

    I think that the blackface ‘64’s (1x15”) are just slightly less.
     
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    Those are kickass amps. The one's i seen Stevie use were the black 1x15" one's
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    SRV made these famous. The original Vibroverbs were only made for two years, the brown-face 2x10 in 1963, and the black-face 1x15 in 1964. SRV owned two 1964’s with close SN’s.

    I believe that Fender reissued the ‘63 2x10 Vibroverb and the ‘64 Custom Shop (handwired) Vibroverb with SRV mods at the same time. I would love to own a reissue ‘64 someday.

    A Vintage Music Store where I buy most of my guitars and amps had a nice original 1964 Vibroverb with a 15” JBL. I think that the store owner was asking $7K. The Vibroverb sold pretty fast. I wish that I plugged into this rare vintage amp when I saw it in the shop. Very cool.
     
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  6. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Cant beat that fender tone. You can clone these amps
     
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