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Two Different 50's Junior's

mbowen

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Joe playing my 59 refin through the Maestro' it sounded amazing

The amp leaving with me but the guitar stayed at Joe's for now.Mike B.
 
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Went back to see my friend Joe S. today .We are still negotiating on his 1957 Junior with white guard and knobs made for the 50's trade show.He did sell me one of his 1961 Maestro amps.This version was only made in 1961 and i think there are 298 made --according to one of the amp books .It is a Maestro Deluxe REVERB---ECHO,OR A ,GA2RT.Great amp think Tweed Deluxe with more crunch and built in reverb.If you have never tried one of these you are missing out.Really really good sounding amp with 2-6V6's.Joe had three of these and just bought one with 4-8 inch speakers so he sold me one of the single 12 models.Here is the amp.Thanks Mike B.
Heck we changed pages so i re-posted this so you do not have to go back a page unless you want to.Thanks Mike B.
 

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Nice! My first amp was a Crestline Gibson GA-8T Discoverer Tremolo...gotta say though, I dig the black guard on the '59.:peace2
 

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Thanks Chris.Love the looks of this Trade Show Jr -1957.Guitar has a lot more red in it then my regular 1957 JR.Thanks again Mike B.
 

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Too bad they didn't put a cream dog-ear p-90. That would have looked even cooler.
 

Kris Ford

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Seems to be little to no checking on that trade show Junior! Sooo clean!
 

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Went back to see my friend Joe S. today .We are still negotiating on his 1957 Junior with white guard and knobs made for the 50's trade show.He did sell me one of his 1961 Maestro amps.This version was only made in 1961 and i think there are 298 made --according to one of the amp books .It is a Maestro Deluxe REVERB---ECHO,OR A ,GA2RT.Great amp think Tweed Deluxe with more crunch and built in reverb.If you have never tried one of these you are missing out.Really really good sounding amp with 2-6V6's.Joe had three of these and just bought one with 4-8 inch speakers so he sold me one of the single 12 models.Here is the amp.Thanks Mike B.

Nice amp!! Congrats! I've got a 1961 GA-20 Crest that only 95 of them were made that year. They only made the GA-20 Crest in `60 & `61. Great sounding amp!
 

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I call this variant a Firebird IV. :ganz
 

mbowen

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Yeah that is Joe's project Bird it was missing some parts when he bought it and he is still putting it back to right-Looking for pickups now.Another shot ,Thanks Mike B
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