Tweed Fender Champ 5F1 C-02499
We have another great Fender Champ today, a 5F1 model with the serial number C-02499. This serial number tells us this amp was made in 1956. We can see the tube chart stamped code is FH, meaning this amp was made in August of 1956. This one has quite a colorful history. It was given to the current owner by his uncle in about 1980. His uncle purchased it in Memphis, Tennessee when he was playing electric mandolin in the 1950s. It had been sitting in a barn for quite a while and the speaker and handle literally turned to dust. They both have been replaced. Some additional work has been done over the years too. Looks like the capacitor attached to the fuse is a replacement and the cord is a replacement lamp cord. The tweed covering was also replaced due to an excited labrador puppy thinking it was a chew toy. If you look closely at the photo of the logo, I swear you can see teeth marks!
The current owner tells us this amp sounds great and he plans on using it for harmonica with his group The Porch Rockers (from Pontotoc), MS.