Vintage Magnatone Custom 440 Guitar Amp
For those of you who do not read:
there are no buzzing sounds
clean is clean
chorus is fine
reverb is fine
there are no serious rips or tears in the cover material
it is loud
The famous and renowned Roland JC-120 combo amp. This one is from the late 70's, maybe as late as 81 based on what Roland told me about the serial number. Everything works quite well. It's known for it's reverb and clean channel, BUT I really like the distortion tone coming out of this as well. There are a couple of nicks here and there on the bottom of the front of the cab, one small nick on the back, but nothing major and you need to be up close to really see them. This is really in fantastic shape for an amp that's older than most of you looking at this auction.
This thing is also SUPER loud, driven by two beautiful 12" speakers. This thing looks sweet, sounds sweet, is HEAVY, rolls on smooth casters and is a joy to play. This is going to be tough to come by in this condition.
How awesome of a design is this? Roland is still making them, same specs, over 30 years later. Just go to Roland's site and check it out! BUT the new ones aren't going to have the vibe or the songs in them that this bad dog will.
Currently these are selling for over $1000 new and over $800 used. You might find a few on ebay for around the $600 range, BUT I doubt they are in this condition. Check out this link and look at the beat up used one for $800.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=roland+jc-120. And here's one from Craigslist currently running for $795 http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/for/1784754566.html
Here's the only flaw... no 3 button foot switch. You can buy them for about $30. it never came with one, but one used to be available and still may be from roland or an after market company.
So that said, look at what Roland says about it, then BID BID BID BID before I change my mind and I keep it. I have this priced WAY too low.
ATTENTION PEOPLE WHO CANNOT FIGURE OUT THAT THIS IS ROLAND'S CURRENT DESCRIPTION: THIS IS ROLAND'S CURRENT DESCRIPTION OF THE JC-120. THEY CLAIM IT IS UNCHANGED SPECS SO IF THERE IS SOME DETAIL THAT IS DIFFERENT TELL THEM NOT ME.
In 1975, Roland welcomed the arrival of the first JC-120. A revolution
in guitar amplifier technology, the JC-120 Jazz Chorus looked and
sounded like no other amp. Thirty years later, the JC-120 remains in
high demand by guitarists around the world. Unchanged from its original
specification, the JC had attained legendary status by amp connoisseurs
the world over.
- The Classic and most popular “JC” since 1975
- 60W + 60W (RMS) / 12” x 2 speakers
- Distinctive “JC” chorus
- Vibrato with rate and depth control
- Two input channels (normal/effect); 3-band EQ per channel
- Three footswitch jacks for chorus/vibrato, reverb and distortion
BTW I prefer to sell this locally. It is advertised locally, but if you are near me or we can drive and meet, I would prefer that over packaging this vintage piece and shipping it.
I will sell internationally, but keep in mind, this is going to be expensive to ship!
YES YOU CAN TRY IT AND YES YOU CAN PICK IT UP, HENCE THE "LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE" LINE IN THE DESCRIPTION.
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