Fender '57 Custom Deluxe Hand-Wired Guitar Combo Amplifier (12 Watts, 1x12")

Turns out they do make 'em like they used to. Case in point: Fender's handwired '57 Deluxe amp, with its lacquered tweed covering and that famed mellow tone.

The Fender '57 Custom Deluxe hand-wired guitar combo amplifier is a modern reincarnation of Fender's classic Tweed Deluxe amplifier. Originally produced from 1948 through 1966 -- and highly sought-after ever since -- Fender's Tweed Deluxe amp became a favored stage amp for dozens of rock, blues, and country-western guitarists. True to the original, this '57 Custom Deluxe offers 12 watts of power through a single 12-inch speaker, enough power to cut through the mix of a full on-stage rock ensemble with tried-and-true vintage sound.

Classic Components

Sometimes less really is more, and the circuitry of the 1950s Fender Deluxe amp is the perfect example of beauty in simplicity. Faithful to its predecessor, the '57 Custom Deluxe offers a period-accurate reconstruction of the 5E3 amplification circuit used in the original narrow-panel Fender Tweed Deluxe amps. Offering two instrument and microphone channels, the '57 Custom Deluxe is equipped with dual preamp and dual power amp tubes and a shared rectifier tube, exactly like a real 1950s Fender Deluxe amp. From studio to stage, the '57 Custom Deluxe is the king of classic rock.


- Faithful reissue of Fender's classic 1957 narrow-panel tweed Deluxe amplifier
- 12-watt hand-wired tube combo amplifier for guitar
- Two non-switching (simultaneous) channels: instrument and microphone
- Specially designed single 12-inch Eminence speaker with alnico magnet and 8-ohms total impedance
- Vintage 5E3 circuit (the 5th read more iteration of the 1950s Fender Deluxe circuit)
- Simple design: one 12AY7 and one 12AX7 preamp tubes, two GT6V6 power amp tubes and one 5Y3 rectifier tube
- Fender Pure Vintage yellow capacitors and Mercury Magnetics transformers
- Replaceable fuse provides over-current protection
- Standby switch allows for reduced wear on amplifier tubes
- Two 1/4-inch guitar inputs (normal and bright)
- Two 1/4-inch microphone inputs for instruments or guitar and mic output from the same amp
- Chrome control panel with classic metal lever on/off and standby toggle switches, vintage-style pre-LED red power indicator, fuse knob, independent instrument and microphone volume pots, and shared tone pot
- Tapered vintage-style "chickenhead" control knobs
- Fender Bassman-style grille cloth
- Finger-joined solid pine cabinet construction
- Leather handle strap with chrome mounting hardware
- Vintage-style metal Fender logo badge
- Includes tweed cloth protective cover
- Unit weighs 26 pounds
- Assembled in the USA
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- Series: Custom Series
- Type: All Tube
- Output: 12 watts
- Speakers: One - 12" Eminence(R) Special Design Alnico
- Ohms: 8 ohms
- Channels: Two (Instrument and Microphone)
- Controls: Instrument Volume, Mic Volume, Master Tone
- Tube Compliment: 1-12AX7, 1-12AY7, 2-GT6V6, 1-5Y3 (Rectifier)
- Covering: Genuine Lacquered Tweed with Striped Oxblood Grill Cloth
- Dimensions: Height: 16.75" (43 cm)
- Width: 20" (51 cm)
- Depth: 9.5" (24 cm)
- Unit Weight: 26 lb (11.5 kg)
- Shipping Weight: 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) including packaging
- Footswitch: N/A
- Cover: Includes a protective amp cover
- Accessories: Fitted Cover
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 37.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 23 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8150500100

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Fender '57 Custom Deluxe Combo Amplifier

The original all-tube 5E3 circuit is renowned for its early-onset distortion and highly interactive controls--a little experimentation unlocks a world of tonal treats for your ears. The classic design is updated with improved volume pot tapers, offering more precise control at low settings used for rich, mellow clean tone from the Instrument and Mic channels. The handwired circuit includes premium yellow coupling capacitors chosen for their authentic vintage Fender tone--producing sparkly cleans and creamy overdrive with smooth top end and round mids. A newly designed single 12" 8-ohm Eminence(R) Special Design alnico speaker delivers these rocking vintage tones, driven by a pair of 6V6 power tubes for 12 watts of classic tube sound and touch-sensitive response.

Period-accurate appointments include a lacquered tweed covering and a top-mounted control panel with easy access to the highly responsive chickenhead control knobs--all housed in a durable cabinet. With timeless looks and premium vintage sound, the '57 Custom Deluxe delivers everything a guitarist's heart could desire. Includes a protective cover.


- Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board with new premium Yellow Coupling Capacitors
- Finger Joined Solid Pine Open Back Cabinet
- Genuine Lacquered Tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth,
- Brown Leather Handle
- Black Chicken-Head Control Knobs
- Red Jeweled Pilot Light
- Late 1950s 5E3 circuit produces about 12 watts
- Mic and Instrument channels; Each channel has individual volume controls and High & Low inputs,
- Newly designed single 12" 8-ohm Eminence Special Design alnico speaker
- Matched pair of 6V6 output tubes,
- 5Y3GT rectifier tube helps provide natural compression or "sag"
- One 12AX7 and one 12AY7 preamp tubes
- Standby Switch
- Mercury Magnetics transformers
- Improved volume pot tapers on both channels
- Includes a protective cover

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted December 20, 2018 by Lindsay Egilmez in South Bend, IN

"Amazing Amp/Amazing Company"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I bought this amp to replace my fender blues deluxe reissue. Wow! what an upgrade. I bought a blemished version from zZounds. The amp came perfect aside from one small flaw-The tubes were not stock from Fender and should've been replaced. I contacted zZounds and with zero issues they credited my account for a new tube set. They were very very personable and I could tell they truly wanted to make it right. This is the reason I continue to buy from them year after year. I feel like im dealing with a local shop with a big company backing!Thanks Again!

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