'59 Tweed 15W Amp Kit

'59 Tweed 15W Amp Kit

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'59 Tweed 15W Amp Kit

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'59 Tweed 15W Amp Kit

About This Item

The dirty little devil that shaped guitar history
With mysteriously fat saturated tone, this little monster makes it easy to achieve seismic distortion.

This amp's 5E3 circuit is an enigma. Why do the controls on the channel you're NOT using make your tone so great? Some say it's caused by defects in the circuit design, others dive deep into the nuances of the engineering ... but at the end of the day whether it was a happy accident or pure genius, this amp is one of the finest examples of vintage tone available anywhere, at any price.

Just listen to Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps. From the hint of crunch you hear on the opening note of "My My, Hey Hey", to the warm overdrive in "Powderfinger" and finally the gritty dirt in "Hey Hey, My My" you will see exactly what this little tweed amp is capable of … goosebumps.

StewMac has lovingly recreated this timeless amplifier in our '59 Tweed 15W Amp Kit. This is one of our Icon Kits: loving reproductions of vintage classics.

If building such an iconic classic sounds hard, don't worry. We've gone to great lengths to make this kit something a complete beginner can tackle. The '59 Tweed is a perfect place to start. It comes with all the parts you need to complete this project in just a few evenings.

  • The cabinet interiors are genuine 3/4" North American Pine (not plywood), just like the ones made in the Fullerton factory in the 1950s
  • Superior craftsmanship on the tweed covered exteriors with perfectly aligned seams
  • Premium quality hardware
  • Top-shelf 6V6, 12AX7, 12AY7, 5Y3 tubes and vintage spec Heyboer transformers to give your amp the perfect vintage tone
  • High-quality period-authentic resistors, CTS pots, Orange Drop caps, and Switchcraft jacks for their authentic tone and a lifetime of trouble-free use
  • Authentic fiber eyelet boards just like the ones used in the original vintage amps
  • Period-correct pushback wire
  • 12" Jensen speaker – just like the ones used in the originals
  • We created easy step-by-step instructions for each amp kit, breaking down every task into clear, bite-sized pieces. With hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations, these instructions make this an easy, fun and rewarding project—even for first-time builders.

Need Help? Our trained staff is standing by!
If you get stuck don't worry, we're here to help. Our amp team is just a phone call away.

You don't need a shop full of tools either!
The great thing about these amp kits is they only require a few relatively inexpensive tools.

Amp cabinet dimensions
Height: 16" (40.64cm)
Width: 20" (50.8cm)
Depth: 9-1/2" (24.13cm)


Instructions

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'59 Tweed 15W Amp Kit Instructions

The new StewMac '59 Tweed will be a blast to play through and even more fun to build.

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5.0

This amp sounds AMAZING !!!

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Easy Build, instructions are geared more towards the beginners and are very detailed.
Being a experienced builder I feel a lot of the soldering could have been done along the way instead of being completed in the last steps.
My Amp is dead quite, no hum or noise, just pure tone. I immediately replaced my Fender Deluxe Reverb I use on stage with this Amp.
If you can solder, you can build this.
Loads of fun, for a ton of Tone

5.0

My new favorite amp.

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Verified Buyer


Hats off to StewMac for this one! The components are all top notch and the instructions are better than excellent. I now have a a great sounding amp that is dead quiet at idle and positively screams when pushed. I had been looking for a 5E3 kit for a while and I couldn't have picked a better one. Now I'm hoping to see them offer an AC15 kit!

5.0

Love this amp :)

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Verified Buyer


Kit arrived within 3 days of ordering. Top-notch packaging. All bits there except for a few screws (which were promptly sent by Stewmac). Great presentation out of the box.
Couple of very minor issues/omissions in the instructions, which are otherwise fantastic. Stewmac support was 100% excellent (thanks Matt).
Followed the instructions carefully, and at the end, my amp sounds brilliant. Couldn't ask for a better kit.
Love it to death :)

Dominic, Melbourne Australia

5.0

Great kit!

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Verified Buyer


I have built kits amps from other providers, but the attention to detail and point by point instruction makes this the best one hands down! The team at StewMac made this build easy to understand and fun to do. Any further questions I had concerning voltages, etc. were answered quickly and now I have an amazing sound amp.