The hand-wired ’57 Custom Deluxe is a bit of electronic wizardry—an extraordinary amplifier with stunning clean tone and the complex, organic overdrive guitarists crave. Based on the original highly sought-after collector’s piece, this two-channel combo sings and snarls with the authentic Fender sound that birthed rock ‘n’ roll.
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 normal and tremolo channels.
The hand-wired 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 single 12-in. Eminence 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 chicken-head 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.
Power: 12W (tube)
Tubes: one 12AX7, one 12AY7 (preamp); two 6V6
Two channels: instrument, mic/instrument
Inputs: Four (1/4 in., two mic and two instrument)
Speaker: 1x12 Eminence Special Design Alnico
Cabinet Material: Finger-Joined Solid Pine
Covering/Grille Cloth: Bassman
Handle: Vintage-Style Leather with Nickel Mounting Hardware
Knobs: Chicken-Head Style Pointer
Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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Honestly, this amp has exactly that tone I have been looking for. Forget pedals, Pups, all that. This is the origin of THAT sound - warm, and wicked. It loves the low output guitars that have all that tone. AND it doesn't weigh as much as a tree trunk.
Fender '57 Custom Deluxe 12W 1x12 Tube Guitar Amp Lacquered Tweed