1968 Garl 50 watt head
Goldentone, Moody, Rex, Electravox, Flame, Vase...early Australian amps are amazing. Previously vastly undervalued (our typical cultural cringe?), vintage Aussie valve amps are now becoming increasingly sought after, for their tone, quality of build (this amp, like most of the era, is hand-built with point-to-point wiring now only found on the most expensive boutique amps) and character. This all adds up to collectability and good investment potential.
This rare amp is a real gem! It has been fully serviced and has new Valves. 2 X EL34's & 4 X 12AX7's. The amp is missing the reverb tank, but all the circuitry and cabling is there to drive one. It has a great sounding old school Vibrato with depth and speed settings. This amp was made in Sydney Australia in 1968 and is a decent 40-50 watts of valve output. It has two separate chanels.
This amp sounds incredibly nice. It's been fully rebuilt and reconditioned by an experienced tech, and is ready to give years of service to the tone-conscious guitarist. Truly a match for any 'boutique' amp, but a genuine hard-wired article from the '60s, not a modern clone. Very reminiscent of early "Plexi" Marshall sounds - bright and gutsy.
Check out the picture below to see the size of the power transformer in this baby! No wimpy underspecced modern transformers here!.
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