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1940's Gibson GA-50T Tube Amplifier - Vintage Guitar Amp Combo - 1x12" and 1x8"

  • Price:$1399.99

Up for auction is an incredibly cool and RARE vintage 1940's Gibson GA-50T 1x12" + 1x8" Tube Guitar Amplifier.

Purchased this amp from the original owners.
Was purchased Sept 6th of 1949 here in Chicago! Have the original Sales Receipt which will be included.
Original Jensen Alnicos which are in very good shape!
When I purchased the amp, it had no tubes, power cable and a few of the transformer/speaker wires were cut.
Purchased all NOS RCA Tubes minus the 6L6 power tubes(Sovteks). Tech installed those along with a new cap can and caps inside, power cord and reconnected the original tremolo switch.
Cleaned the inside, re-soldered connections that needed attention as well as cleaned it up a bit inside. It's up and running and sounds wonderful.
The tremolo pots look like they need replacing and the tremolo is not working. Believe the pots are the culprit as everything else tested OK.
The amp is quiet with no noise. The output overall is not overwhelming, but it sounds good. All inputs work as they should, tubes glow strong and no pops/hums!
Original handle which lost all of it's leather and is taped. Works fine, just is not the prettiest handle in the world. Use as-is or replace with a new one!
Will include original caps, etc. With some small work, this thing could really roar!


Local pick-up very welcome.
BID AND BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Item is thoroughly tested before listing and before shipping.
SALE IS FINAL. SOLD AS-IS with NO PARTIAL REFUNDS. Item will be packed VERY well.
I take time securely packing each item.
Only reason it will arrive DOA is if it is damaged in transit!
Contact me immediately if item arrives not as described so we can open a shipping claim.
Item will be shipped to the LOWER 48 CONTINENTAL STATES ONLY. Alaska and Hawaii please contact me for a shipping quote.
International shipping available.
Payment required within 72 hours of auction close.