1965 Fender Vibro Champ is a 5-watt all original Fender Blackface. Only the plug was changed to 3-prong for safety. Amp is in fantastic condition, especially since it is 50 years old.
One of the coolest small amps Fender ever designed. The Fender Vibro Champ has a unique tremolo circuit (Fender mistakenly called it Vibrato) that many claim is the best sounding one of any Fender amp.
Fender’s “brownface” series era of amps was from 1960 to 1963. The “blackface” series starting in 1964 and went to 1967. Next was Fender’s “silverface” era. The “blackface” Fender Vibro Champ was one of the few amps produced by Fender that its circuit actually remained mostly untouched throughout the years. The first Fender amp to have an effect built right into the amp. Later “silverface” Vibro Champs are pretty much the same amp specs with a silver face.
This amp were serviced and rebuilt by John Lebrio from The Amp Place. I have known John for over 30 years and he is the most knowledgable amp tech and builder you will find. John is an encyclopedia of vintage amps.
Awesome sounding little amp. That still sports the original speaker.
Good place to get information on these sweet little amps is Vibro Champ.org.