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These were considered a step above the student models (Champ, Harvard, Princeton) which remained tweed-covered in 1960.
The brownface amps originally featured a dark maroon or "oxblood" grillcloth, which was changed to "wheat" in 1962-63.
The original Fender amps were tube-powered and the company also started producing solid-state models in the late 1960s.
Most of the amps were finished in a "gray crinkle" finish.
They are all very rare today and few have survived.
The first amplifiers made in-house by Fender is the Woodie series, built in 1946 through 1948.