1960 Fender Champ Tweed Amp

Here is a 100 percent original 1960 Fender Champ amplifier in very fine condition. Nothing has ever been changed as this tweed guitar amp is as it has always been since it came out of the Fender factory in 1960.

As you would expect the tone is very thick, round, and rich. It sounds very powerful as it pushes sound from its single speaker. The tone seems to have a rather haunting quality about it and it is as clear as a bell. It actually seems to chime like a bell.

The 1960 Fender Champ amp is often considered to be a great studio guitar amplifier because of the fact that it is such a straight forward and easy to control small amp providing a smooth natural overdrive when the volume is turned up.

1960 Fender Champ Tweed Amp Front
1960 Fender Champ Tweed Amp Back

Before there were Fender amps of any kind there were K&F guitar amps. These amplifiers were the products of collaboration between Doc Kauffman and Leo Fender and were first introduced in late 1945.

Due to the fact that the K&F guitar amps were consequently discontinued by mid 1946 they are extremely rare because there were not very many produced.

The Fender Champ amp was introduced as the Champion 800 guitar amplifier by 1948 and was renamed the Champion 600 the following year in 1949. The original 800 had an 8 inch speaker and the 600 had a six in speaker.

Sometime in the very early 1950’s Fender once again renamed this line to simply the Fender Champ amp. This guitar amplifier remained in production with numerous variations for the better part of the next three decades until it was discontinued by Fender in 1982.

The Fender Champ has undergone quite a few changes since it was first released to the world over 60 years ago. The portability and versatility as well as the pure clean to overdriven tones which it is capable of producing are just a few of the reasons which it is so desirable. The amp also looks great in its tweed version as well as the versions which followed.