In the last few months I have: Installed Fralins in my 60s reissue Tele Picked up an Epiphone custom made for a guitar show Les Paul with a Koa body, Bustbucker and 57' Classic. Picked up a narrow panel Tweed Champ clone with an original brown frame Jensen C8R Picked up an original late 50s Magnatone 210 with an old grey frame Jensen C8R(5w with vibrato). Sorted out the static I was getting. Just a bad tube. These are my impressions of the various combinations of guitars and amps. All were done straight in to the amp with nothing in between. All had various NOS RCA tubes. The tone knob on the Maggie was set so both the Tele and the Les Paul were comfortable coming through the amps if you know what I mean. The tone knob on the Champ doesn't exist!!! Tele into Champ: Perfection. Not overly bright but still quite twangy and clangy. Crisp yet rounded attack with a singing overdrive. Never gives up and always stays detailed. Chords, lead anything sounds great. Les Paul into Champ: Very nice. However.... Overdrives the preamp too easy for me. Loses detail when really digging in at higher volumes. Still a nice overdrive. Think Townshend's lead on teenage wasteland. Quite fuzz like which is good for leads but again I miss the detail. Tele into Magnatone: Very nice. A little to bright though. The Magnatone has a tone control so this is tameable. However the "fatness" that the Champ exudes is not quite there with the Magnatone and Tele. Very detailed but can get brittle at higher volumes. I still love the combo but it doesn't even touch the Tele/Champ combo. Les Paul into Magnatone: Wow. Woody, fat, sustain, detailed. The perfect combo. I used to have an old Gibson Skylark and the Magnatone is very similar in tone. Overdrives very smoothly and gradually and never gives up. Overall thoughts and impressions about the two amps. The Champ has way more gain and in turn overdrive on tap and is much more aggressive sounding. Overdrives like a.... CHAMP? Much more "rubbery" on the attack than Magnatone. Very rounded as oppose to boxey(in a good way) like the Magnatone. This is why I think the Les Paul works so well with the Magnatone. The softer rubbery attack of the Les Paul blends well with the Maggie's hard attack. I can't really tell if the difference is at the preamp stage or output stage. Maybe a combo of both? Volume wise they seem capable of the same amount but the champ gets louder way faster. Both amps came "alive" when the volumes hit about half way. Anything less than that and I had trouble getting any real character out of them. Im dying to toss some Weber Alnicos in both to see where that goes but for now the Jensens are more than fine. This whole test really got me thinking. It would make sense that Fender made amps for Fender guitars. I can't really see them testing their own amps in the 50's and early 60s with Gibson guitars. Who knows?Maybe they did? And as I said before the Maggie really feels and sounds like my old Skylark and the two were match made in heaven. Again it would make sense that Gibson made amps for Gibson guitars. I never really put much thought in to this idea but as soon as I plugged the two guitars in to each amps both guitars sounded the best I think that they can. It just seemed like a very natural pairing. I couldn't be happier now that I have found a home for my Les Paul. I'll still use both guitars through both amps. After all the Maggie vibrato is something to smile about. I have trouble turning it off its just so damn good. I guess that its for my thoughts. Anyone care to comment on the Fender amp/Fender guitar etc idea. By the way I have a thing for low wattage amps.