A TRULY CLASSIC AND RARE AMPLIFIER …
1966 VOX AC100 MKII AMPLIFIER HEAD
W/ DELUXE SUPER BEATLE 4X12 CABINET & TROLLEY
We have the pleasure of offering one of the most desired VOX amplifiers of all-time – a very rare 1966 AC100 MKII amplifier head with a Deluxe Super Beatle 4X12 speaker cabinet, all in excellent condition.
The serial number of the AC100 MKII head is is 01938 and the chassis number is 02127, which our research indicates most likely puts the production date of this rare head near the end of 1966. Of course, these incredibly loud and powerful amplifiers were built by VOX for use by The Beatles during the band's touring days in the mid 1960s. They were also a special order item and never put into full production, making them one of the rarest VOX amplifiers. Additionally, because of their obvious association with The Beatles they tend to be one of the most coveted amplifiers in the world, and the majority are already in the hands of collectors around the globe. This is a rare opportunity to land an excellent example of this very desirable model, in nearly all-original condition and fully functional.
There are 47 hi-resolution photos below, many of which clearly show the intricate details of both the head and cabinet. We are not ashamed to say that we know vintage guitars much better than we know vintage amps, so if you see or read something in this description that is not accurate PLEASE do not hesitate to correct us, or contact us for further clarification. Our goal is to be as honest and up-front as possible with everything we sell ... but especially an item like this with such historical significance and overall desirability among collectors.
Here's what we know for sure:
This particular amp and cabinet, along with several other rare and desirable VOX amps (please see our other listings) were part of large collection of both guitars and amplifiers that we recently purchased. The previous owner took meticulous care of everything in his collection, so despite whatever condition the pieces may be in now, they are certainly in the same condition as when he first purchased them, AND were properly maintained while under his ownership.
Knowing this, we believe the amp head was recovered at some point, but the handle, grill cloth and VOX logo are original. The trolley and open-back speaker cabinet are a Deluxe Super Beatle model from the same period, with the original four 12-inch VOX JMI speakers and Midax horns still intact. We believe the speaker cabinet vinyl covering and grill cloth are all original, as are the various pieces of the trolley.
As for the components inside the head, please examine closely the pictures . These amps are very rare, and being they were special order items VOX tended to make changes quite randomly and without notice. As such, there exists many variations of the schematics of the components inside these amp heads.
We have attempted to show as much as possible of the inside of the amp head in the pictures below. However, please don't hesitate to contact us for further clarification - or more pictures of any other components. We would be happy to accommodate any and all requests for more information, and welcome all questions and comments with a smile!
One shipping note ... this amplifier and cabinet will be shipped in several separate boxes to prevent any damage during shipping. The tubes will also be removed from the head, and all parts will be secured so that everything arrives in the same condition as it will be when it leaves us. We ship guitars and amps all over the world, so please feel secure in knowing that this rare amp will arrive in excellent condition, and completely intact!
SHIPPING CHARGES (Large Amps)
USA (Anywhere): $295