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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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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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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Introducing the Super Fifty-Nine MK II

The 4 bridgeable inputs and 2 volumes, bright and normal, provide wide tonal versatility. The master volume and classic British 4 band tone stack deliver classic ’70s crunch tone at any volume. Add in your favorite effects with the all tube buffered effects loop to expand the possibilities even further. All this with Magnatone’s exclusive […]

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Introducing the Panoramic Stereo

Clothed in the vintage brown and gold cosmetic, the Panoramic Stereo brings the Magnatone stereo experience to a smaller, more convenient size. Two 10” speakers are powered by four EL84s push pull 12 + 12 watts of all tube stereo power for a very compact and wide sounding amplifier. All of this plus Magnatone’s exclusive […]

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Premier Guitar: Jason Isbell Rig Rundown featuring the Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine

Award-winning Americana artist and guitar master Jason Isbell is known for having a great tone in addition to his signature songwriting and lead guitar work. Jason recently sat down with Premier Guitar to walk through his guitar rig, which includes a section talking about his Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine head and cabinet. Isbell also used the Super […]

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Magnatone on tour with Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s

Billy Gibbons is hitting the road with his band the BFGs in support of his new album Perfectamundo, and Magnatone is coming along for the ride! Featuring a new Afro-Cuban flavor, this tour will be an excellent opportunity to hear Billy’s trademark Magnatone sound in a completely new context. ¡Escuchemos! Dates below. Tickets available here Fri 11/27/15 […]

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Vintage Guitar Readers Choice Awards

Vintage Guitar is giving away a Varsity Reverb! By voting for what has inspired you the most, you are automatically have the chance to win. “Each year, Vintage Guitar magazine honors those who inspired and awed us as guitar players, fans, and listeners by inducting the great players, innovators, and instruments to the VG Readers’ […]

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Mixdown Reviews Twilighter

Mixdown had great things to say about the Twilighter 112 Combo. “This amp is great for anyone who needs rich natural overdrive and complex clean tones without crossing over into full-on distortion. If you like your guitar’s natural voice to be heard through the grit, this amp will retain your instrument’s character. “ Read the […]

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Magnatone Releases New Amplifier

The Varsity Reverb is the latest addition to the Studio Collection, which offers vintage American tones with enhanced power and versatility for the modern player. The original 2013 Varsity set the standard for this model and garnered praise from fans such as Jeff Beck and Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan Band). Like the previous incarnation of […]

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