FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA, 1953
FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA, 1953
FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA, 1953
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FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA, 1953

A GUITAR AMPLIFIER, TWIN-AMP, 5C8

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FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA, 1953
A GUITAR AMPLIFIER, TWIN-AMP, 5C8
The cabinet with tweed covering and logo FENDER / FULLERTON CALFORNIA applied to the front panel, the control panel marked Fender / "Twin-Amp" / FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT CO. / FULLERTON CALFORNIA, the tube chart stamped CH and bearing the serial number 0295, the chassis stamped 0295
20 in. (50.8 cm.) high; 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.) wide; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) deep
FENDER
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Mark Knopfler plans to donate no less than 25% of the total hammer price received, to be split equally between The British Red Cross Society (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 220949, Scotland with charity number SC037738, Isle of Man with charity number 0752, and Jersey with charity number 430), Brave Hearts of the North East (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1006247) and the Tusk Trust Limited (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1186533).

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Mark Knopfler acquired this amplifier from Pete Townshend’s late guitar technician Alan Rogan in August 1999 and kept it for studio use. For every track to be recorded, Knopfler would rigorously test various amps and instruments to ensure the best sound possible for the song. Together with a small cluster of amplifiers in an unidentified music studio, this Fender Twin is seen behind Knopfler as he strums ‘Sailing To Philadelphia’ towards the end of the official documentary for his 2000 solo studio album of the same name. The amp was most recently used on three new tracks during recording sessions at British Grove Studios 2021-2023.

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