Leo Fender created the tools of Rock N Roll. When you think Vintage Guitar Amps, one of the first things that comes to mind is Fender Amps. Without he and his inventions, there’s no telling if there would have ever been an Elvis, Beatles, Kiss or even Lady Gaga.
His career began as an electronics repair man in a small shop in Fullerton California. He built small PAs for local events. Soon he was building amplifiers for steel lap top guitars. The rest is history. Many of his circuits are still utilized today. Jim Marshall, whose amplifiers have been the backline for most guitar players throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s built his first commercial amp not by using Fender’s ’59 Bassman as an example, but by exactly copying it.
The beauty of vintage guitar amps, especially Fender, is that they still work. I recently picked up a 1972 Fender Bassman, that sound as good today as it did in 1972… and I know, because I owned one in the early 70s.
Vintage guitar amps are a good investment, because after you play through them for a few years, you can pass them on to someone else who will love them, without losing any money. And you got to own it for a period of time.