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Marshall 1917 PA 20 information

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by jayess, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. jayess

    jayess Member

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    Got a localer selling one of these. Anyone have any information about them? Particularly their usefulness to a guitarist. The cabinets are funky -- elliptical speakers.

    An old ad I came across:

    http://www.tonecandy.com/vintage/m5.jpg


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. guitarman_1

    guitarman_1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The heads are killer, The cabs are cool, but wont work for guitar to well.
    Whats the asking price.
     
  3. jayess

    jayess Member

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    about $1000. might be able to get the cabs too, but not sure what i could do with them if that's the case. is that a reasonable price?
     
  4. Tele71

    Tele71 Gold Supporting Member

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    There's one in a local store here in NOVA. If I remember correctly I think they're asking over 2K. I considered it but I'm a Fender guy.
    P
    Oh yea and no cabs...
     
  5. cugel

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    i think that amp is pretty much the same as the reissue 20watter marshall is putting out, not to be confused with the 1974x 18 watt. from what i have read those amps are keepers and a bit more aggressive sounding than the 1974. i would think a grand is a good price for that amp. the speakers look great BTW i and i am sure a collector would always be willing to buy those off of you even if they arent good for guitar.
     
  6. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Member

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    For a grand I'd grab it quick.
     
  7. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, if you're not going to buy it, please PM me with the store's name so I can? Thanks... Bob
     

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