lineup of guitar amplifiers for 1965 were changed from the previous
year. There were no tube amps in 1965; everything was
solid-state, and based on the same chassis. These basic models
would lay the groundwork for most of Carvin's guitar amps for the
remainder of the decade.
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This is the
new model #T-11
amplifier, which was Carvin's first "transistorized" amplifier.
This was a 50W, 2-channel head, with volume, bass & treble controls
on each channel, and controls for the optional Hammond reverb on
channel 1. Price on the T-11 was $109.90, and the Hammond
reverb was an additional $25.00.
was also offered as the model #T-12, which was a 75 watt
model. The T-12 sold for $129.90.
model #4-10 speaker cabinet was offered for use with the
#T-11 and #T-12 heads. The catalog indicated that this was
designed primarily with bass guitar in mind, but was suitable for
guitar or other electric instruments. It was loaded with 4 10"
Jensen speakers, and sold for $109.90.
Carvin offered several solid-state combos in 1965. Shown is
the model #T-4-102, which used the same chassis as the 75 watt #T-12
head, in a combo with 4 10" Jensen speakers. This model sold
for $209.90, plus $25.00 for the optional Hammond reverb.
available was the #T-2-101, which used the same chassis as the 50
watt #T-11, with a pair of 10" Jensen speakers. It sold for
$179.90, plus $25.00 if the Hammond reverb was desired.
model #T-151 was a 40 watt combo with a 15" Jensen speaker.
It's control layout was the same as the larger combos, which in turn
were based on the #T-11 head. The #T-151 sold for $149.90.
The model #T-121 was a 30 watt model with a 12" Jensen speaker,
which sold for $119.90. A Hammond reverb could be added to
either of these models alos, for an additional $25.00.
is the control panel layout for all of Carvin's 1965 amps. These were
all basically the same, with dual channels, volume, bass & treble, and
controls for the optional Hammond reverb,