02.14.2017

Upgrading the Varsity Reverb and Lyric Combo

How do you upgrade two amps that are already among the best in the world? Check out the latest from our Traditional Collection’s Varsity Reverb, and the Studio Collection’s Lyric. As always, both are handmade with all American parts and true point-to-point wiring. And now foot-switch compatible, so you can control the negative feedback feature […]

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02.04.2017

Editor’s Pick: Guitar Player Chooses the Super 59 MK II

“The Super Fifty-Nine MK II is a tremendous amplifier.” So says Guitar Player magazine, who put it through its paces for their December issue. We’re pleased that Guitar Player got out of this elegant amp what we put into it — craftmanship that’s “solid, tidy and meticulous.” The article goes on to say the MK […]

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02.04.2017

Magnatone History

We are thrilled to announce that Magnatone is featured in the illustrious Music Trades Magazine. Read about our history and learn the story of our rebirth. This is quite an honor for us! Read the text of the article via this PDF

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01.19.2017

WE’RE PROUD TO WELCOME RICKY TILLO TO THE MAGNATONE FAMILY

Ricky Tillo is quickly becoming a regular on stage supporting the most high-energy artists out there today. He uses a Magnatone Twilighter to bring his tone to life — a unique sound influenced by players past and present. Ricky himself will credit artists from Hendrix, Slash, Clapton, Prince, and Santana, to Wes Montgomery and Daft […]

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01.19.2017

Don’t Miss Billy Gibbons Mardi Gras at NAMM

Billy asked us to realize his vision for a Mardi Gras Magnatone. So we did. And just as no other amp sounds like a Magnatone , no other amp looks like Billy’s. There are only four of these Super 59’s in the world, with his custom cosmetics — Mardi Gras Purple, Green and Gold. If […]

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11.08.2016

Desert Tripping with Bob Dylan and Neil Young

Classic names in rock, and the classic name in amps, recently came together at the inaugural Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California. Sharing a landscape with Coachella, Desert Trip hosted rock royalty for three days straight. Charlie Sexton brought the sweet sound of the Magnatone Varsity to Dylan’s band, while Lukas Nelson brought both mono […]

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11.08.2016

Joining Jeff in Japan

Look for Magnatone on stage with Jeff Beck as he starts 2017 with a new Japan tour, including nine dates that take him from Yokohama to Nagoya. He will be plugged into a Magnatone Super 59 Mk II. Also look for Carmen Vandenberg on the same stage with her Stereo Twilighter. And while Jeff’s in […]

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09.02.2016

Happy 80th Birthday Buddy Holly

September is Buddy Holly’s Birthday Month — and Magnatone is celebrating with special offers for valuable customers like you. Beginning September 7th, drop into your nearby Magnatone dealer and try any of the legendary Magnatone amplifiers. Plug in, feel the power, experience the range, and dial in your tone with the finest historic amps on the market […]

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06.16.2016

Magnatone Dealer: Make’n Music

Make’n Music: The Guitar Shop Since 1973 the team at Make’n Music has been outfitting the residents of Chicago with everything they need to rock ‘n roll. One of the best things about what we do at Magnatone is working with passionate music professionals. Purveyors of tune, vendors of harmony, we’re proud to call the […]

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03.31.2016

Required Reading: Magnatone in ToneQuest Report

Last January we talked with ToneQuest Report about Magnatone past, present, and future. The result is an excellent profile of the history of Magnatone and a comprehensive review of the reborn Magnatone line. One key quote: “Simply put, they sound and look better than they had to… Absolutely state of the art, with everything you need and none […]

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