Check this out: A *1997* JCM 800 2203

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  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Simply put, I never knew these amps existed!

    Man, I'd love to get one!!

    A 1997 2203 that is NOT a reissue!

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    Interesting....How is it not a reissue if made in 97? Did they make a few that year for the hell of it?
     
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    HNAD, Congrats.

    Newer seen one before.

    Cheers :cheers:
     
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    It technically was the first reissue of that amp, a special edition made for guitar center. I've seen a couple for sale online, but never seen one in person.
     
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    There's one for sale locally but the guy's asking 2G. I know thats current market value but not for me.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Not mine...
     
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    GC was around in 97?
     
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    Yep. If you search there's other threads here on that amp. Apparently they found 200 unused original pcbs and made that many units, so I would say a pretty rare bird.
     
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    GC goes back to the '80s, at least...
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep. I clearly remember in the 90s..man u couldn't give those things away, now? Crazy...
     
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    What says it's not a reissiue?
    ... just when i left my tech job at the Scandinavian agent summer of -96 we got a shipment of the first reissues of 2203... I'm not arguing with you, just wondering what make this different?
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a final production run of the late 80s 2203. The Xers are reissues of the early 80s 2203s...but equipped with an FX loop...and a few other small changes namely the transformers. Imo the originals are better...
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Wet behind the ears there grasshopper! Lol.. I bought my first custom shop Explorer in 1986 from GC in Chicago.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Where??
     
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    Northeast where I am, didnt have any GC until 2003 .... 98 in mass
     
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    FB marketplace Minneapolis.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Must be sold...cannot find it there!
     
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    I have one of these, bot it from a former member about 10 years ago, it's missing the GC badge. Marshalls.jpg
     
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    According to the "Jim Marshall: The Father of Loud" book by Rich Maloof:

    "In 1997, 200 virgin 2203 circuit boards were discovered - and used for limited amp run for the Guitar Center chain. Each head bore a plaque with the GC logo, Jim's signature and the legend "1997 LIMITED EDITION JCM800, FINAL PRODUCTION RUN OF MODEL 2203."
     
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