'57 Bandmaster™

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Masterful Power and Performance

Among the true holy-grail amps prized by guitarists and collectors, rare and highly sought after late-'50s tweed Fender Bandmaster amps combined classic looks with sweet tone and powerful performance. That's what you get with today's all-tube '57 Bandmaster, which features premium components and a forceful trio of speakers that deliver harmonically rich clean tones perfect for vintage rock, blues and country, with naturally touch-sensitive overdrive tone that sounds electrifying—especially when cranked up.

Features

  • 26 watts
  • Three 10” Special-Design Jensen® P10R-F speakers
  • Handwired circuitry and premium components
  • All-tube design based on classic late-’50s 5E7 circuit
  • Four inputs (two instrument, two mic)
  • Finger-joined solid pine cabinet with leather handle
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’57 Band-Master®

Tube circuitry
Tube circuitry

Simply put, there’s really nothing quite like the pure, powerful sound of a Fender tube amplifier. For decades, the tonal richness and touch-sensitive dynamics of real tubes have given Fender amps a defining and unmistakable voice, as heard on most professional recordings and performances of the past 60 years—the music you’ve known your whole life.

Hand-wired
Hand-wired

Just like the great Fender guitar amps of the 1950s and ’60s that founded our amp legacy and defined the essence of pure tone and power, this amplifier features hand-wired circuitry, performed by an actual person at a workbench.

Classic tweed tone
Classic tweed tone

Heard on countless recordings since the 1950s, this is the timeless guitar amp tone of the original-era tweed-covered Fender amps and their tweed descendents from every decade since, with remarkable touch sensitivity and sound that really comes alive when cranked.

Assembled in the U.S.A.
Assembled in the U.S.A.

Just like the great Fender guitar amps of the 1950s and ’60s that founded our amp legacy and defined the essence of pure tone and power, this amplifier is assembled in the United States.

Tweed covering
Tweed covering

For a timeless air of vintage-style authenticity straight from the original 1950s golden age of Fender amps, this amplifier is smartly clad in a classic tweed covering that never goes out of style.

Jensen® speaker
Jensen® speaker

Jensen® and Fender go way back—to the very beginning, in fact. Jensen® speakers are the traditional Fender speakers, with sweet articulation for clean sounds and cool vintage-style breakup when pushed.

Electronics
  • Controls
    Presence, Bass, Treble, Volume (Instument Channel), Volume (Mic Channel)
  • Channels
    Two - (Instrument and Microphone)
  • Inputs
    Four - (1/4", Two MIC and Two INST)
  • Speaker Jack
    Two 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)
Hardware
  • Cabinet Material
    Finger-Joined Solid Pine
  • Amplifier Jewel
    Red Jewel
  • Handle
    Vintage-Style Leather with Nickel Mounting Hardware
Miscellaneous
Speakers
  • Speakers
    Three - 10" Special-Design Jensen® P10R-F with Alnico Magnets
  • Total Impedance
    2.6 ohms
Tubes
  • Preamp Tubes
    3 x 12AX7
  • Power Tubes
    2 x 6L6
  • Rectifier
    Tube (1 x 5AR4)
Measurements
  • Amp Height
    20.87" (53.01 cm)
  • Amp Depth
    10.87" (27.61 cm)
  • Amp Width
    20.37" (51.74 cm)
  • Amp Weight
    45 lbs. (20.41 kg)