Want to sound like rock gods of the past? The Marshall 1959HW is a handwired reissue of the late '60s Super Lead guitar heads that had the famous Plexiglas front panel, used by players such as Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
Louder than ever with 100 Watts of power, the 1959HW produces pure valve-driven sweet lead tones which makes it both look and sound as good as the originals. Match this head with the equally vintage handwired 1960AHW or 1960BHW guitar cab for a half stack - or both of them for the ultimate vintage full stack.
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To the minds and ears of many, the all-valve 100 Watt Super Lead heads of the mid to late 1960s (‘67–’69) with the famed Plexiglas front panel, have been the holy grail of great rock tone. Now, the Handwired 1959HW is a line right back to that celebrated era.
An accurate reissue, the 1959HW has ‘Plexi’ DNA running right through it. It has the classic tonal notes of those early ‘Plexis’ which, being non-master-volume, when cranked overdrive the power valves, producing those sweet, highly responsive, harmonically rich tones, with chest-punching projection. And to make the 1959HW as authentic as possible, we have used original thickness, original pitch matrix, point-to-point tag boards.
With the transformers being an integral part of the ‘Plexi’ sound, we have also worked closely with Dagnall to duplicate the later era ‘Plexi’ power transformer. The result is that the 1959HW is the ‘best of both worlds’ because it takes the best features from early ‘Plexis’ and later ‘Plexis’ to produce a truly awesome reissue. ‘The original ‘Plexi’ sound that launched rock guitar is better than ever – and even louder than we remember.’ – Guitarist Magazine
Marshall 1959HW Plexi Guitar Head
- Handwired reissue of 1967 Superlead
- 4 EL34 power valves
- 3 ECC83 preamp valves
- True bypass effects loop
- 3-band EQ
- Presence control
- 750 x 305 x 210 mm