1965 / 1966 Park 45 in Super Clean Original Condition!
Park was a division of Marshall amplifiers, deemed ‘Marshall in disguise’. At some point in 1965, Jim Marshall wasn’t happy with the distribution that he was getting from Rose Morris, who had exclusive rights to distribute Marshall products, so decided to brand Marshall under a different name. And so Park amplifiers was born through Johnny Jones.
The original Park 45’s were made with White Banana Knobs, White Input Nuts, Aluminium Chassis, 2x KT66s/3xECC83s/1xEZ34, Plexiglas Logo, Small Box & a Leather Handle. This particular amplifier has all of the listed!
These amplifiers are extremely hard to come by and were made in small quantities. This particular Park 45 is unbelievably rare to find – being in brilliant and original condition!
Serial: C1045 (crossover serial from the early top-mounted chassis)
Circuit Board: P2P
Capacitors: Hunts / RS / Mullard
Transformers: Drake (selector included)
Watts: 45 watts
Valves: 2x KT66 (GEC & BVA) – 3x ECC83 – 1x GZ34 (Mullard)
This amplifier came to us in the beautiful condition you see it in. We had our professional service man give it a thorough look over. Nothing was changed but everything was cleaned up without taking away the originality.
This is in absolutely brilliant condition. With age, the original handle has worn but is perfectly usable as it is. However, the previous owner put on some tough black tape to strengthen it. This could easily be removed without having an effect on the condition. The pictures tell the story. You are unlikely to find another amplifier, of this age, in such great condition.
From what we can gather, this amplifier is as original as you will ever find! The transformers are original and untouched, the Hunts capacitors still remain, along with the RS & Mullard components, and even the period valves remain! We literally cannot see anything that we believe to have been changed. If any experts out there could confirm our opinions, we’d really appreciate it!
This is one of the most collectable amplifiers in the world. Not only is this a rare amplifier, but is in the best condition you could possibly find! Not only is this sure to increase in value year on year, but also it can be an enjoyed investment.
We have priced this extremely fairly considering the rarity.
We welcome anyone to come have a play on this. We are happy to discuss any deal, including part exchanges, on 07970061897 or 07831118877.
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