Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fender Excelsior Tube Amp - What a Deal! Anybody playing one of these?

The last thing I need is another tube amp around the house but I gotta say these Fender pawn Shop Series Excelsiors look like a helluva deal.  These are going for $299 shipped all over the web!

Gotta love a tube amp with a 15 inch speaker and just 2 knobs.  Oh and a Brilliant Switch too!

Anybody got one of these at home that can give us some feedback (other than it looks cool, hehe)? 


  1. We use one every week at a live gig. If this tells you anything: the rhythm guitar player leaves his vintage Princeton Reverb at home and uses this amp. It has a great, if somewhat lo-fi, sound. We love it. The tremolo knob rattles a little but we're going to stick a grommet on it eventually. ABSOLUTELY worth the price.

  2. Sweet sweet clean tones. Needs a better speaker and old tubes but it will sit in studio next to my vintage amps. Overdrive is mushy, and in-between tones are hard to find.

  3. Ps got mine used for 230 which more than justifies speaker upgrade :)

  4. I was severely disappointed in the one I played. Bad speaker, bad tubes, ratlling and muddy bass. Wouldn't buy one for a hundred less.


I appreciate your comments but please no commercial links or non guitar related conversations. Thank you. - JC


I am reposting items here that are listed on CRAIGSLIST throughout the USA. I am not selling any of these items and I cannot facilitate the sale of anything here - so please do not comment or post questions like "Is this still available?" or "I am interested in your guitar please call me, etc." You need to contact the seller directly by calling the phone number listed on the post or by going to the CL listing and emailing them. NEW FEATURE: Click on the title of the CL Listing inside my post to LINK thru to the original Post. If the original CL listing is deleted the item most likely is no longer available. Thanks for checking out my blog and GOOD LUCK!

Please don't call, contact, bother or harass these sellers long after their post is expired. Take for granted if the listing is over 30 days old that the guitar or amp is LONG GONE! Thank you.