It’s hard to imagine The Beatles with Vox amplifiers. In July of 1962, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Brian Epstein went to Hessy’s Music Centre in Liverpool to purchase new amps for the legendary group. Harrison ended up leaving the shop with a 1961 Vox JMI AC30. This would be his main amplifier until Epstein cut an exclusivity deal with Vox. Loaded with four 12AX7 preamp tubes, 4 EL84 power tubes, and a pair of Celestion Blues, this was THE sound of the early Beatles records.
This particular AC30 is in great shape for its age, functions as it should, and sounds incredible. It still rocks the original Vox branded Celestion Blue speakers. The Vibe-Trem circuit oozes with vintage vibes and is certainly the secret weapon of the amp. There is some expected wear on the fawn vinyl and the leather handle is also degrading from age. Given how special this amp is, we will not be shipping it. If you have any questions about the iconic amplifier, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at BMC!