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National 51


Inspired by the great 51 Series Valco amps


The 51 series amps by Valco. Certainly one of their classics. In the early 50’s Valco made basically the same amp fo National, Supro and Oahu. Almost identical to the original, except it houses a 10” alnico Weber rather than the original 8” speaker. This one is wearing Cream tolex with burgundy piping with a National nameplate.  We made just one of these (just for fun). 

This amp has that amazingly thick & saturating Valco sound and touch sensitivity our amps are famous for. Capable of clean jazz to over the top overdrive. An incredible harp amp with great feedback control due to the interactive tone & volume controls

* 12 watt class AB push pull circuit
* Cathode biased - No biasing required!
* 5Y3 rectifier, metal cased 6SQ7 preamp, 6SL7 inverter and 2 6V6GT power tubes.
* 10 inch alnico speaker by Ted Weber.
* Interactive volume and tone controls for feedback and overdrive control.
* Finger jointed baltic birch cabinet construction.
* Point to point hand wired circuit.
* 15" tall x 15.5" wide x 8" deep weighing in at 25 Lbs.

$795 plus $45 shipping to the lower 47 states