The late 40s and early 50s in the LA County area were extremely seminal in the development of so much of the equipment we all use today. Much of the gear was dreamed up not in high tech laboratories, but in garages and casual porch nights between friends (at the time) Les Paul, Leo Fender and Paul Bigsby among others.
Over in Temple City, another technically-minded fellow was Bigsby’s friend Bob Crooks, who went on to found The Standel Company in 1953 at Bigsby’s prompting (and with a $75 loan from Mr. Bigsby).
Standel went on to become known for their reliable, stylish amps and were played by players such as Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others.
This amp and cabinet are an excellent example of craftmanship from Standel’s golden age, ca 1960s. Both have white padded covering with chrome accents
- 2 inputs and seperate volume and accent knobs for each
- Treble and Bass EQ
- Switchable ohms (4, 8, 16, 500)
- Two power modes
- Two clasps on the side clip the head onto the cabinet during use
- Amp cover
- 2 x 16 ohm inputs
This S80D is a very rare and well-preserved relic of a seminal time and a place for modern music. It would make an excellent addition to your rare amp collection!