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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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.
#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
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.
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.