1971 Fender Princeton Silverface tube-amplifier  

Serial number: A 25787 / 110V

Cosmetic Condition: CLEAN and all original except for***

Upgrades/modifications/issues: regular bias, 1 new TAD 5U4GB tube, Elko new power filter, a few capacitors, multican, a new AC power cord.

Serviced: YES – ***


This 71′ Fender Princeton tube-amp is in very nice condition and comes with its padded black cover, the amp is sounding amazing, the early 70’s Silverface reverb sounds are beautiful and lots of fun to play. This amp is serviced as you can read up on “Upgrades”, it was done carefully just what was necessary and nothing else, the circuit is original, all transformers and the speaker are original.


The 1971 Fender Princeton Silverface is a vintage guitar amplifier that holds a special place in the hearts of musicians and collectors alike. This amplifier is part of the iconic Silverface series, which was introduced in the late 1960s and continued through the early 1970s.

Here’s a detailed description of the 1971 Fender Princeton Silverface:

Exterior: The cabinet of the 1971 Fender Princeton Silverface features a silver control plate on the front, giving it its distinctive “Silverface” nickname. The control panel is adorned with black control knobs, white “tailed” amp logo, and a bright red jewel pilot light. The tolex covering is usually silver or aluminum in color, complemented by a silver-threaded grille cloth that adds a touch of vintage elegance.

Controls: The front panel houses a straightforward control layout typical of Fender amps. The controls include Volume, Treble, Bass, and a Reverb knob. There are two input jacks (normal and vibrato) for added versatility.

Features: One of the standout features of the 1971 Fender Princeton Silverface is its legendary tube-driven spring reverb. The lush and spacious reverb sound has made this amplifier a favorite among players who appreciate classic Fender tone. The amp is also equipped with a vibrato effect that adds a subtle modulation to the signal.

Circuitry: Under the hood, the amp is powered by tubes, providing that warm and responsive sound that vintage Fender amplifiers are renowned for. The 1971 Silverface models typically utilized a tube complement that included 6V6 power tubes and 12AX7 preamp tubes.

Sound: The 1971 Fender Princeton Silverface is celebrated for its clean, crystalline tones that are full of character. It delivers a balanced sound with a sparkling high end and a tight low end. The reverb adds a beautiful depth to the overall sound, making it a go-to choice for players seeking a classic and versatile amplifier.

Legacy: As a product of the Silverface era, the 1971 Fender Princeton has become a sought-after collector’s item. Its vintage charm, coupled with the timeless Fender tone, makes it a prized possession for musicians and collectors who appreciate the history and craftsmanship of these iconic amplifiers.

Due to their vintage status and excellent sound quality, the 1965 Fender Princeton amplifiers have become highly collectible and sought-after by both players and collectors alike. They continue to inspire guitarists with their classic Fender tone, making them an iconic piece of music history.


  • Modell: A 25787 / 110V
  • Silverface
  • Black Tolex
  • Original circuit
  • Original transformers
  • Original 1x 10′ original Oxford speaker 023-010 (465-044 = 44th week of 1965) 10J4-5
  • TubeChart: #047045
  • Tube layout: 1 new TAD 5U4GB tube + 2x 6V4GT / 3x 11AX7 + 1038
  • Inputs: 2x Inst.
  • Controls: Volume-Treble-Bass-Reverb-Speed-Intensity
  • Original footswitch Rev-Trem
  • Padded cover

* Manufacturing date codes and interior pics are available per request: e-mail

Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 560 × 50 × 50 cm