Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb
Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Overview by GAK
1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminium "drip edge" grille cloth trim, the Deluxe Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the ideal recording and performing amp. Small, light and moderately powered, it produced big tube tone, with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Deluxe Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.
The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender's late-'60s "silverface" amps. In a special twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo, and the "custom" channel has a modified Bassman® tone stack that gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals. The amp also features quicker gain onset and reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity. The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb's single 12" Celestion® G12V-70 speaker also delivers a more distinctively rock 'n' roll flavour.
The guitarist with an eye and ear for late-'60s Fender "silverface" style will love the '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, which honors the classic look and great sound of that era's amps. Small, light and moderately powered, the Deluxe Reverb received a fresh new face in 1968—a silver-and-turquoise front panel with aluminum grille cloth trim, with tone, reverb and tremolo that was still pure Fender. The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb also has modified all-tube circuitry, vintage channel for traditional silverface tone, custom channel with Bassman® tone stack, and reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity and quicker gain onset.
12” Celestion® G12V-70 speaker
Late-’60s Fender “silverface” look
Modified Deluxe Reverb all-tube circuitry
Handwired tube sockets
Vintage channel for traditional silverface tone; custom channel with Bassman® tone circuit
Fender tube-driven spring reverb and tremolo
Simply put, there’s really nothing quite like the pure, powerful sound of a Fender tube amplifier. For decades, the tonal richness and touch-sensitive dynamics of real tubes have given Fender amps a defining and unmistakable voice, as heard on most professional recordings and performances of the past 60 years—the music you’ve known your whole life.
Among their many fine sonic attributes, Fender guitar amps like this one are prized in particular for their luscious spring reverb. For that wet, shimmering ambient sound ranging from subtle to cavernous, Fender lets you dial it in exactly to taste.
Rich, pulsating tremolo in any shade from subtle to stupendous is simply part of Fender’s guitar-amp DNA. Always has been and always will be.
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Controls: Custom Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass,Vintage Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb,Vibrato: Speed, Intensity
- Effects Loop: NA
- Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
- Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
- Rectifier: Tube (1 x 5AR4)
- Voltage: 230V UK
- Wattage: 22 Watts at 8 ohms
- Cabinet Material: Birch/Pine
- Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
- Front Panel: Silverface™ Style
- Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
- Pre Amp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
- Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
- FootSwitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included