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These were considered a step above the student models (Champ, Harvard, Princeton) which remained tweed-covered in 1960.
Grillclothes were initially the same as those used in the previous tweed era (i.e.: maroon with gold stripe).
The finishes were baked in the Kauffman family oven.
They were made in three different sizes, 1×8" (one 8" speaker), 1×10", and 1×15".
There were many notable accomplishments for the company's amplifier division during these years.The Brownface series was introduced in 1959 and discontinued in 1963.This period marked the beginning of Fender's use of Tolex to cover amp cabinets.Fender began using silicon rectifiers to reduce heat and voltage sag caused by tube rectifiers, and introduced an all-new, very complex vibrato circuit.The shift from the tweed design to tolex occurred in limited production in 1960.
Leo Fender began building guitar amps before he started manufacturing guitars.