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You are offerding on a Vintage 1969 PARK Guitar Amp Head
This 1969 Park amp is insanely rare, and in great condition. It is essentially a Marshall JTM45 in disguise, see below for some info and history of Park amps. The amp features the original orange levant (the black back panel is from another original vintage Park amp, but not original to this amp), the original black Plexi control panels, 2 channels with two inputs each and separate volume controls, Bass/Middle/Treble/Brightness controls, and voltage and ohm selectors. The tubes are: Two Brimar EL34's, One Sovtek 7025/12AX7WB, One Sovtek 12AX7WXT+, and One 12AX7 of unknown brand. The date on the inspection tag reads 8/3/69, for March 8, 1969. As you can see in the pics, a previous owner etched his name in the back plexi panel, but it may be able to be buffed out. There is also a thin stress crack in the front plexi panel but I couldn't get it to show in the pics. This amp has been serviced by world-famous Alessandro amplifiers, so it's ready for another 40+ years of rock!! It is face-melting loud, and has that crushing tone distinctive of older Marshalls. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain a super rare, increasingly collectible amp for not much dough - this is a those unfamiliar with Park amplifiers, here's a little history from the book "The History of Marshall" by Michael Doyle:
"When Marshall first started building amplifiers, their distribution was very limited, and most were sold directly through Jim's own shops. However, a gentleman called Johnny Jones, who owned a shop called Jones and Crossland, in Birmingham, had made a deal with Jim to be the sole distributor of Marshall products in the North of England. Judging by the number of old amps that still show up in that area, I can only presume that he did a pretty good job of it! This arrangement seemed to work well, until Jim decided that he wanted to expand his business. The first major indication of this was Marshall's move into their first proper factory, in Hayes, during June 1964. It seems probable that negotiation with Rose-Morris for distribution rights started at about this time, since the first full page Rose-Morris adverts started appearing in Melody Maker and Beat Instrumental in February '65, and possibly even earlier than that. Either way, by 1965 they owned worldwide distribution rights for Marshall, and Jim had a full order book. So everyone was ready to go to the seaside and live happily ever after, except Johnny Jones, who had just lost the rights to a "nice little earner." Finding a loophole in his contract that allowed him to build amps under another brand name, Jim offered to build an amp exclusively for Johnny, but while Jim's last name of "Marshall" seemed acceptable as an amplifier name, "Jones" just didn't seem to have the same panache. So Jim asked Johnny's wife, Margaret what her maiden name was. As the rock world waited in eager anticipation, she replied, "Park"! Parks were great amps - after all, they were Marshalls in disguise....."
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