Monday, May 20, 2013

National Model 16 Valco made tube amp in Reno area for $300

This seller is offering a National Model 16 tube amp.  These were made around 1966-67 by Valco in Chicago.  For some reason this one has had the Logo and model name completely worn off of the chrome above the speaker grill where it would normally appear.  Maybe it just faded over time - it has been nearly 40 years. 

The Model 16 is a low wattage amp that is sort of a cross between a Champ and a Princeton.  it has a single 6V6 power tube for about 8 watts total but it has Tremolo and a 10-inch ceramic speaker and it comes in a bigger cabinet than a Champ.   You won't get thje pristine cleans of a Fender amp but you will get the signature Valco howl and growl.

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Vintage National By Valco Tube Amp - $300 (Los Altos Pkwy)

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Old tube amp for sale, from what Ive found on line is that this is probably a National guitar amplifier. Valco made the amps for National, Supro, Gretsch, Montgomery Wards and others. The transformers are stamped 52467XX so it looks like its a '67, the original 10 inch speaker has been replaced and three caps have been replaced but it still has its two prong power cord. The amp has a working tremolo and souds great, breaks up early like most Valco amps do.

Thanks for looking Call text email 775-***-****

  • Location: Los Altos Pkwy


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