I do NOT work for Magnatone and I do not know anybody there or anything like that. I'm not looking for you to respond and say, "Wow, cool amp man" or anything, because it's not about me this time. It's about some of you. I think there are probably a lot of you out there looking for an amp this good, and hardly have the slightest idea that Magnatone exists. I poo-pooed it before I heard it. And I certainly would not expect anyone to buy one without playing it, and I don't know how easy they are to find. To start with, in my world, the honeymoon phase with an amp doesn't often take very long, and STILL, after a few months, this amp is probably the best amp I've ever played. I currently own or have owned a 1964 Fender Pro, had a couple Dr. Zs, a few BadCats, a British DSL, a DRRI, an 80's JCM800, a Twin RI, and others. I've played Matchless, Top Hat, Carr, Blackstar Artisan 30 (wow), Savage amps and others. This Magnatone is U.S. made, 15 watts, 1x12. Just Bass, Treble and Volume. It has EL-84s and is tube rectified. I always thought that EL-84 were too thin-sounding for me, but I found out different with this amp. It is a very full-sounding and that's a BIG deal to me. Often a 15 watt amp can sound fabulous, but fullness is not often found so much in just 15 watts,--not until you get to a 40 or 50 watt amp or more. You 100 watt Marshall owners know what I mean. This amp has GREAT bass (if you like that-or you can tune it out). I always look for big bass potential. The clean just can't be beat, from my experience. It's just perfect. It gets dirty as it goes up, with what I'd call the perfect personality in dirt. It's not a heavy metal amp, of course. The amp is amazingly loud for a 15 watt amp. I play two amps at once, (one carrying the rhythm guitar backing, the other one lead), and there have been times I had to turn it down a little because it was too loud to be able to clearly hear my 50 watt DSL or 40 watt Pro, and I didn't want to push the two big ones into crap by turning them up farther. One of the most amazing and beautiful qualities of this amp is that it is so unbelievably light. It just isn't a chore to pick up and carry. I think it's 33 lbs. and 33 just doesn't seem like much when I lift it. It is hand-wired, and not only that, but I'm confident that it is what you call ACTUALLY point-to-point. Now that doesn't necessarily mean that it sounds better than an amp with green circuit boards, but it makes me happy to know how simple it is inside. I think they're $1700 new. (I bought it used for $1200- oh my gosh, what a buy!--actually, I traded a perfect condition $2300 BadCat straight across for it) I'm speaking for the Magnatone Varsity, and the ones built since the company has been sold and rebought since it began in the (1930's I believe it was)!!! I haven't played other Magnatones. I would leave sound samples, but I don't seem to be able to record well enough to illustrate how good this amp sounds. I've tried. Sorry. Well, here are some pics again.