Here is a fine 1963 Fender Bandmaster amp in Great operating condition. The Blonde Fender amplifiers were produced between 1960 and 1963. These amps included all of the piggyback Fender amps (the Tremolux, Bassman, Showman, and Bandmaster) and a few of the combo amps, including the Twin amp. Two different colors of grillcloths were featured on the blondes, oxblood and wheat. There are several experimental Fender Tweed amps in blonde.
The first time the blonde tolex was used on a production amp was on the Showman. The following quote is featured in "The Soul Of Tone" by Tom Wheeler.
"We didn't really have a wrapping for the amplifier head, but I needed to use it that night and the only thing he (Leo Fender) had was that cream [tolex], and Leo says, "Oh my God, don't let anybody see it because they are going to want it 'cause you're playing on it, but it's gonna stain with coffee and cigarette butts." -Dick Dale
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