Marshall 1962HW Handwired Bluesbreaker Handwired Series

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Marshall 1962HW Handwired Bluesbreaker Combo.

This amp is very rare and available from display but in pristine condition with original packaging.

1962HW - This Classic Marshall Amp as it was originally manufactured.

The hand-soldered, all-valve 1962HW is a faithful recreation of the classic Series II 1962, 2 x 12 combo. This legendary 30 Watt, two-channel amp was born in 1965 and was famously used by Eric Clapton on one of the most influential blues albums, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, in 1966 – hence the 1962’s commonly used ‘Bluesbreaker’ nickname.

The 1962HW’s circuit topology is taken from the first production run of the amp: four ECC83, two KT66 in the power stage and a GZ34 rectifier. It’s the GZ34 rectifier that helps create the joyous output stage compression and clean sustain associated with the 60s ‘Bluesbreaker’. And to accommodate the KT66 power valves, this re-issue has bigger cabinet dimensions, much closer to the original Series II. This makes the 1962HW sonically closer to the original than any other re-issue.

And to make the 1962HW as authentic as possible we have used original thickness, original pitch matrix, point to point tag boards and we have used valve-driven Tremolo.

Of course, the speakers are a vital part of the sound, and the 1962HW is loaded with a pair of 25 Watt, 12 Celestion G12-C Greenbacks.

Warning this is a very special amp and acheives it's tone at very load volume!


Channel Diming - A trick players have used on old Marshalls since the 1960's. By taking a short jack lead and jumping a connection from channel one to channel two, The individual pre amps can be driven together for even more ungodly power. This can help to deliver some of those powerful early Eric Clapton tones.

Incredibly Responsive - This amp is designed to interact with the player as much as possible, responding and cleaning up beautifully with the guitars volume knob without the need to adjust the amplifier. Purists will love this while those used to solid state amplifiers may find this difficult at first to find the sweet spots.


Model Name – 1962HW

Range – Handwired

Technology – Valve

Channels – 2

Wattage – 30W

Inputs – 2 x 2

Controls – Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Vol 1, Vol 2, Speed, Intensity

Size – 2 x 12”

Output Power – 25W Each

Name – Celestion G12C Greenback

Impedance – 16Ohm

Pre Amp Valves – 3 xECC83

Power Amp Valves – 1 x ECC83, 2 x KT66

Weight (kg) – 32.5

Dimensions (W x H x D) – 815mm x 625mm x 270mm

All of our stock is new and carries the full manufacturers warranty unless described otherwise. However, as we take pride in our offering, we will often unbox and test items to guarantee customer satisfaction. Equally, we as other retailers do, often display our stock on our sales floors which also results in some items being unboxed for display purposes. Please contact the store should you require further information on a specific item.