1960's Fender reverb unit in Blonde Tolex.
I can't narrow down the date of manufacture due to the pot's having been replaced, but this is an original not a reissue Fender Reverb unit. The transformer dates back to 1955 and most of the capacitors look original. Unit works well with no issues that I can tell. There quite a bit of pitting on the control plate and one knob has been replaced.
I was just informed by a very kind and astute viewer, that the date code on the chassis indicates a 1966 date of manufacture. Thank you Shawn

Thank you Mike for the following info:

The internal transformer's date code actually indicates a part number date of the 13th week of 1965 (606=Schumacher's part code and 5=the year and 13=the week).

The date stamp on the reverb unit pan is '2165' which=the 21rst week of 1965.

The date stamp inside the chassis is '4 65' which=the 4th week of 1966. That is almost certainly a factory repair stamp. I believe the first two letter's are the worker who did the job's initials. As Fender was done using blonde tolex and grill cloth by the end of 1964 the most likely possibility is that the original owner had it recovered in leftover blonde tolex at the factory during the 4th week of 1966.

Thank you also to David for his input regarding this listing.

All in all, this has been a very informative journey for me. I guess what we have here is a 1966 Reverb unit that was possibly recovered by Fender in blonde in 1966. Also, the grill cloth has very likely been replaced.

I think it's so great that members offer their expertise when they notice a listing which may be inaccurate in it's description. Thank you all.

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  • Reverb Unit
  • Brown
  • 1960s
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