Silverface fender champ amp dating chart
Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.
Transformers are warranteed by the manufacturer against defects of materials & workmanship for 6 months from date of purchase.
Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.
For example, if you find pots from late ‘64 and transformers from early ’65, you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1965.
Completely original and unmodified, pots dated 1957, tuners work well, pickup measures 6.0 k Ohms. With its original hang-tag and cover, this factory stock Tweed 5F1 Fender Champ is a pretty special little amp.
Clean finish with minor scuffing on the corners, clean decal, shiny metal parts. It’s an 8” speaker version, with a bigger voice than the earlier 6” models. Light corner wear on the tweed, otherwise in excellent condition.