The Cardinal Amplifier


The blood feathers swoop fast against the green canopy leaving trails of red light amidst the pines. The Cardinal sings loud and proud throughout the deepest American forests with a knack for tonal distinction and intricate pattern formation. It’s an iconic bird with a signature look and disposition. Highly recognizable to even the most amateur orinthologist. This amp was made to match the bird…classic, iconic, respected, and ready to sing loud and proud.

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The Cardinal features a brand new Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb chassis with a handmade black walnut cabinet. This stylish art amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic adored by so many of todays prominent players and yesteryears musical heroes. This vintage reissue series tube amp from Fender has 2 inputs, reverb and vibrato effects with an included custom made black walnut footswitch, and control knobs for Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, and Intensity. The tube set up is simple, clean and powerful and is made up of a trio of 12AX7s, a 12AT7, dual Groove Tubes 6V6s, and a single 5AR4 rectifier tube.

The original 10″ Jensen speaker has been upgraded to a 12″ Red Tone Tubby Alnico creating a “fuller/bigger” classic smooth sound. The cabinet itself is made using age old mortise and tenon joinery and is 100% pure hardwood from the Adirondack Mountain range. Finished with tung oil and antique paste wax for a retro hand rubbed finish that matches the smokey sound of this classic sound thrower.

*Included in the sale is the standard Fender grill cloth, the original 10″ Jensen speaker, and a brand new dust cover.

* The cabinet shown in the pictures may vary slightly from the actual cabinet in terms of wood grain.