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Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silverface” amps.


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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 aluminum “drip edge” grille cloth trim, the Princeton Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the perfect recording and gigging 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 Princeton Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.

The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silverface” amps. In a special twist, a modified tone circuit gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals, and the amp’s reduced negative feedback gives greater touch sensitivity and quicker onset of overdrive. The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb’s single 10” Celestion TEN 30 speaker also delivers a more distinctively rock ‘n’ roll flavor.


  • Series: Vintage Modified
  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Speaker: One - 10” Celestion TEN 30
  • Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
  • Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
  • Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 1 X 12AT7
  • Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
  • Recifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
  • Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquoise Grille Cloth
  • Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
  • Height: 16" (40.6 cm)
  • Width: 19.875" (50.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.5" (24.13 cm)
  • Weight: 34 lbs. (15.7 kg)
  • Other Features: Modified Princeton Reverb circuit with all-tube circuitry, hand-wired tube sockets, custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals),
  • genuine Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo (“vibrato”), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise grille cloth.

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Things You Will Get:

    Guitar Combo Amplifier
    Amplifier Cover

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Excellent customer service throughout the whole buying process. 5 stars!



As always the Top Notch Team!


Awesome I am very pleased!As usual Luke steered me in the right direction,showed .me my options and as always I amSuper happy with my purchase.The BEST MUSIC STORE TEAM in New England!



Likely would purchase this again... and again ...


Arrived literally overnight form the Tampa store .. thanks. Great little practice amp ... not as clean as the PRRI, but I knew that going in. Good stuff!



SAM ASH Customer Service Review


I believe the sales rep's name was Connor. His service was really good. I was looking for a backup amp for gigging. I've been shopping at SAM ASH for years and will continue to do so. Eric



Princeton Rocks!


Love it! Amazing Amp. Nothing like Fender tube driven reverb! It's sweet. Thanks for the great service at Sam Ash as well!



Not for low-volume solo players


This is a great sounding amp, but I found it too noisey to use at quieter volumes. With the reverb anywhere above 2 1/2 - 3, the amp produced a humming sound that was not usable for my low-volume fingerstyle playing. Perhaps in the context of a louder band, this would be acceptable. Overall a nice amp, tremolo is perfect, but it didn't work for my needs.



Amazing recording amp!


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.



This amp is a giant-killer


This is a very interesting amp. Obviously, it's not a clone of a Silverface Princeton, but a modern interpretation of one. It's a lot darker-sounding that an original (or the '65 reissue) and distorts much more quickly and musically than one. Depending on your application that could be a good or bad thing but if you are looking for this type of a package than leans more toward the tweed sound, or even non-master volume Marshall tonality, this is worth looking at. That's the type of tone I wanted so it is a perfect fit, clocking in at just the right size, weight, and power output for my needs. Of note, this amp takes pedals extraordinarily well. From the bit of research that I did before buying it seems that this was a primary intent when Fender designed this amp, and they certainly have achieved what they were going for. It really lets the character of everything you plug into shine through, from different guitars to different pedals/pedal order. It's extremely touch-sensitive and responds almost surprisingly well to changes of the guitar volume knob. The internal reverb is classic Fender and just as good as it gets. The onboard vibrato is a nice addition and one of my favorites with clean tones...which, I should add are wonderful with this amp. No, it's in no way a Blackface clean, or Silverface for that matter, but the amp is undeniably Fender and you can easily dial in amazing clean tones that break up beautifully with a little volume. Build quality is a step above the average modern Fender amp, like a Hot Rod or Bassbreaker. I suppose that is a reflection of the relatively higher price point but it is worth mentioning because I've owned "boutique" amps that were not as well-built as this Princeton. I'd go so far as to say it represents quite a bargain for what you get for the money. Last thing I will mention is the speaker. It was an inspired choice to go with a Celestion in these amps, and they perfectly match the vibe and overall tone of the amp.



Perfection in a box


Need I say more. Prepare to drool and pick your jaw off the floor. It is the perfect amp for... everything.



Nice amp


My first Princeton reverb had issues so I brought it back to exchange. (Maybe a grounding issue with the reverb tank, tube rattle, sounded very muddy, extreme vibrations from the front panel on the low e string on vol above 4.5) None in stock, no local stores have them, have to order from fender. Supposed to arrive in a week and a half. 2 weeks later no amp. i call the store and they say There's one at the distribution center and they'll have that sent to me. It's Friday, it will be here Wednesday. Ok. Wednesday 7 pm, I receive delivery of a fender rumbler 25. I call the store, they just got 2 Princeton reverbs in yesterday. One as a new floor model and one that was my original order 3 weeks + ago. I'll bring in the rumbler, they give me my new in box from fender Princeton reverb 68 reissue (I was so afraid it was going to be the 65 or some special edition at this point) . Ok. I go there, release the rumbler, my amp is the right amp. Guys in the store (Jack and Rick I think) did everything they could for me and I'm appreciative. Take the amp home. It sounds great.



'68 Custom Princeton Reverb Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

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Dimensions H: 16", W: 19.875", D: 9.5"
Series Vintage Modified
Weight 34 lbs
Model '68 Custom Princeton Reverb
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants that the Fender or Squier amplifier product you have purchased shall be free of any defects in parts and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase or initial lease, including footswitches, covers, speakers, cabinets, handles and cabinet hardware, except vacuum tubes are warranted for a period of ninety (90) days from date of purchase or initial lease ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser or lessee when purchased or leased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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