1962 Fender Princeton 6G2 Brown tube-amp
Serial number: P 08322 / 110V
Cosmetic condition: VERY GOOD
Upgrades/modifications: pro re-coned original 10′ speaker (by Carlo Perini, Bologna), a few capacitors and a new AC power cord.
Very good condition and mostly original, all main components, original circuit, the output transformer and also the power-transformer are original. Speaker, grille cloth and tolex are all original. Recently serviced, a new power chord was added and a few caps and resistors have been changed for service reasons. The original 10″ Oxford speaker was professionally re-coned by well known Migliorini di Carlo Perini – Riparazione Altoparlanti located at Bologna, Italy. The brown covering is in good shape, it is still nice and pretty, the original handle was replaced with a repro leather handle. This amp when used solely with a guitar is pure and instantly achieves what is known worldwide as the “Fender Brown era sound.”
The 1962 Fender Princeton Brown 6G2 tube amplifier is a highly sought-after vintage amplifier that has become a classic among guitarists and collectors alike. This particular model is part of Fender’s “Brownface” era, characterized by its distinctive brown control plate and brown tolex covering.
The Fender Princeton Brown 6G2 features a compact and portable design, making it suitable for small gigs, studio recordings, or home practice sessions. It sports a single 10-inch speaker, which delivers a rich and dynamic tone. The amplifier operates on a pair of 6V6 power tubes, providing approximately 12-15 watts of output power. These power tubes contribute to the amp’s warm and smooth tone, with a touch of vintage tube saturation when pushed.
In terms of controls, the front panel of the amplifier includes a power switch, volume control, treble, bass, and speed controls. The volume control allows you to dial in the desired loudness, while the treble and bass knobs shape the overall tonal character. The speed control adjusts the rate of the built-in tremolo effect, which adds a pulsating modulation to your guitar sound, a signature feature of this era of Fender amplifiers.
The Fender Princeton Brown 6G2 also includes a dual-input configuration, with two separate channels labeled “Normal” and “Bright.” The Normal channel offers a cleaner and more balanced sound, while the Bright channel adds a bit more sparkle and bite to the tone. The amplifier’s simplicity and versatility make it suitable for a wide range of musical genres, from jazz and blues to rock and country.
Overall, the 1962 Fender Princeton Brown 6G2 tube amplifier is revered for its vintage aesthetics, exceptional tone, and its place in Fender’s rich history. It remains a highly sought-after amplifier by musicians and collectors alike, offering a glimpse into the golden era of tube amplification and the distinctive sound that has made Fender amplifiers legendary.
- Modell: 6G2
- Black front panel
- Original circuit
- Original transformers
- Original 10″ speaker
- TubeChart Date: LH = August 1962
- Tube layout: 5V3GT/2x 6V6GT/2x 12AX7
- Inputs: 2 x Instrument
- Controls: Volume/Tone/Speed/Intensity
* Manufacturing date codes and interior pics are available per request: e-mail