SOLD! - 1955 Fender 5D3 Tweed Deluxe Wide Panel
A good Tele sounds like a dream through this beauty...
The Deluxe is one of Fender's most iconic amps. Deluxes of all varieties can be heard on countless records and so many famous players have turned to Deluxe for their rich yet volume friendly sound.
The early years of the Deluxe models were some really good years. The main characteristic of these amps is great overdrive and compression. They can have really nice cleans too but most players get them for their dynamic and harmonically rich, fat overdrive.
This babe, wired in december 1954 by Fender employee "Julia", got its serial number in January 1955 en left the factory shortly after. It has the sweetest vintage Fender Tweed tube tone you can imagine... Crystal clear cleans with rings and bells, super nice breakup at halfway the volume into a roaring Neil Young beast of a tone!! It's fat, crunchy, and just plain cool...
It is incredibly original and you just wonder what to do with it: keep it as it is or have it serviced to use it on tour? We leave that one up to you but we can help either way.
This still has the original Jensen P12R 12inch Alnico speaker dated week 38 1954, original transformers, chassis, cabinet, baffle, grillcloth, all capacitors, resistors, tweed, and even the handle is the original one! It has a few small things to look after though. There is some residue on the original tweed from an overhaul with different tolex. Luckily the original wasn't removed or damaged and some TLC will remove it. The lower backpanel has no tweed anymore but that's easy restored and aged, and in the original baffle board someone at some point has added a tweeter and to do so, drilled a hole in the baffle. There's cardboard over it now but I would get a piece of old pine and restore it back to original.
If you want we can help you with all of the above - just let us know and we will find a way together!