I'm a recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist and I've got a small recording space in my house, so I record a lot of guitar but make a lot of noise in the process. So I decided to sell one of my Deluxe Reverbs so that I could get some "bigger" sounds at more sensible volumes and I couldn't be happier! I had used this exact amp in recording projects in the past, so I knew that I liked the sound, but I always had to borrow someone else's in order to track with it at home. A lot of folks seem to favor the '65 blackface version of this amp because it sounds brighter and clearer; but in my opinion, the '65 actually sounds a bit brittle when you put mics on it and record it. The '68 may sound a bit "muffled" when you compare it to the '65 in a room, but I think that it sounds more than clear enough with a SM57 and a R121 in front of it.