1963 Carvin Catalog Cover

Guitar Amps

There were no changes to speak of in Carvin's guitar lineup for 1963.  The same 4 models were offered, with the same features at the same prices.  There were some new catalog photographs, but the actual amplifiers remained the same.

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1963 Basses

1963 Guitars

1963 Bass Amps

 

The Model #8-12-B amplifier was a 30 watt combo that was unchanged for 1963.  This tube-driven amp had an 8" Jensen speaker and a 12" Jensen speaker with microphone and instrument channels and built in vibrato.  A Hammond reverb unit was optional.  The #8-12-B sold for $119.90, and the optional Hammond reverb was $19.90.

1963 Carvin Model #8-12-B Guitar Amplifier
1963 Carvin Model #28-212 Guitar Amplifier

The model #28-212 guitar amplifier was also unchanged from the '62 model.  It was equipped with a pair of Jensen 12" woofers and a single 8" mid-range speaker in a 50W (peak) combo.  It had 4 inputs in two channels with volume and tone controls for each channel, and master tremolo speed and depth controls.  The model #28-212 sold for $169.90, and could be equipped with a Hammond reverb unit for an additional $19.90.

The Model #12-8 guitar amp was unchanged as well, but did get a new catalog photo.  The speaker cab had a 12" Jensen heavy-duty concert woofer and an 8" Jensen concert mid-range.  The head produced 50W RMS into 2 channels with separate volume controls, tremolo controls and reverb jacks.  The complete system sold for $139.90, and a Hammond reverb unit could be added for an additional $19.90.  The model #8D head cold be ordered by itself for $99.90.

Also available was the Model #15, which looked the same, but had a single 15" Jensen speaker instead of the 12" and 8" Jensen seakers.  It sold for $145.00.

1963 Carvin Model #12-8 Guitar Amplifier
1963 Carvin Model #12-CA Guitar Amplifier

The model #12-CA was also unchanged for 1963.  This was a two-piece stack unit, with a single Jensen 12" speaker in the model #12S cabinet and 25W model #6C head.  Controls consisted of volume and tone controls for each of two channels, as well as master tremolo speed and depth controls.  The model #12-CA sold for $99.90, or could be purchased individually for $35.00 for the cabinet and $69.90 for the head.