A cover shouldn’t be complicated.

The quality of a protective cover should be in direct proportion with the quality of whatever you’re covering. And the quality of Magnatone amps — painstakingly, point-to-point, hand wired right here in St. Louis — is unsurpassed. And therefore, the same must be true for whatever we might use to protect it. That’s why we […]

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That Elusive Sound of Simplicity.

The concept is simple. But don’t confuse “simple” with “easy.” Amps this good are born of ideas this straightforward: tubes, solder, and point-to-point hand wiring, meticulously done by obsessive practitioners of their craft, right here in our shop in St. Louis. The greater the care that goes in, the better the sound that comes out. […]

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Lukas Nelson and Neil Young on Tour with Magnatone

Lukas Nelson and his band the Promise of the Real make some of the finest American music around. And what better band could there be to show off the 100% American-Made tone of Magnatone Amplifiers, including the vintage-inspired sound of the Stereo Twilighter. Lukas had this to say about his new Stereo Twilighter: “I’ve been […]

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Downbeat Magazine Reviews Stereo Twilighter

The great reviews for the Stereo Twilighter keep rolling in! Keith Baumann from Downbeat Magazine took the amp for a test run and had this to say: “I was struck by its clean, in-your-face presence. Every note sparkles, and the tube-driven long pan spring reverb fills out the tone beautifully.” See below for the full text […]

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Super Fifty-Nine on stage with Jeff Beck!

Jeff Beck has recently added our own Super Fifty-Nine to his live rig, and we have some great photos from his recent show in St. Louis of his amp setup. Enjoy! Jeff Beck at the Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 05/19/15  

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Magnatone Welcomes Fred Coyner

We are happy to announce that industry veteran Fred Coyner has taken on the position of Sales Director for Magnatone. Many USA and International music dealers and distributors are very familiar with Fred from his decades-long sales and sales management positions with Fender, Guild, Matchless, Bogner, LsL, & Bad Cat. Many dealers who have dealt […]

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Stereo Twilighter in Gitarre & Bass

News of our commitment to tone has spread! We are pleased to report that the Stereo Twilighter is featured in the May 2015 issue of Gitarre & Bass. Ebo Wagner had this to say about the amp: “Vintage tone at its best, the twilighter stereo stands alone because of its sonic qualities. However, the effects […]

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Super Fifty-Nine & Stereo Twilighter Reviewed by Guitarist (UK)

The fine people behind Guitarist put together a great video demo, showcasing both the Super Fifty-Nine and Stereo Twilighter. They had this to say about the amps: “The recently-revived brand Magnatone is positioned at the top end of the market, with made-in-USA products and no-compromise boutique-grade build quality.” We couldn’t agree more. See more from Guitarist […]

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ZZ Top on Tour: The Ultimate Magnatone Demo

ZZ Top just kicked off a multi-city tour, bringing their hard driving blend of blues and southern rock to cities around the country. Powering “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” are twin stacks of Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine amps, and let us assure you the best in TONE is best experienced live and LOUD in person. […]

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Vintage Guitar Reviews Varsity

Vintage Guitar Magazine had some great things to say about the Magnatone Varsity Reverb! See below for the full text of the review, or check out the March issue of Vintage Guitar.

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