To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Marshall, they are releasing a special limited edition of one of their most famous amps, the Bluesbreaker. This is a historically correct version of the amp, featuring the original type of cloth and transformers. It will be completely handwired, just like the original. There are only 100 of these special amps made and only 15 in the UK.
The Bluesbreaker was made famous by Eric Clapton on the seminal 'Beano' album and that tone has influenced and inspired many musicians to this very day.
To go hand in hand with this extraordinary amp, Marshall have been working with Gibson to design this Commemorative '57 Les Paul Gold Top. It features the Marshall 50th Anniversary logo, Jim Marshalls signature, a Marshall Logo on the 12th fret and uniquely, it features a vintage Marshall guitar input. Again, this is extremely limited, there are only 50 of these guitars in the world.
This is your chance to own the ultimate guitar/amp package and buy a piece of rock and roll history!
Gibson 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop
Based on the highly sought-after Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Reissue Goldtop, this guitar is one of a strictly limited run of 50 pieces worldwide, each one hand-aged by Tom Murphy.
The 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop begins with the iconic combination of a premium select lightweight one-piece mahogany body and a two-piece carved maple top for the perfect marriage of depth and clarity. The look of an original '50s Goldtop is captured in Gibson Custom's hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish, and the entire guitar is then hand-aged by Tom Murphy to perfectly replicate the gently aged appearance of an original 1957 Les Paul.
Vintage-correct cream body binding is matched by a commemorative cream plastic pickguard hot-stamped with a "Marshall 50th" badge and a two-ply black-white truss rod cover hot-stamped with Jim Marshall’s signature. The one-piece, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in with a long tenon for enhanced resonance and sustain and carved to a rounded ’50s profile that measures .900" at the first fret and 1.000" at the 12th. One of several period-correct details, the rosewood fingerboard carries 22 vintage reissue frets, tortoise side dots, a nylon 6/6 nut, and is trimmed with .004" cream binding and inlaid with nitrocellulose trapezoids, plus the iconic "Marshall" script logo gracing the 12th fret position. To make the 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop supremely playable, the neck is Plek'd at the factory for optimum action and playing feel.
With the look of a rare original 1957 Les Paul fully assured, Gibson Custom goes all out to give the 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop all the tone and performance of a prized vintage guitar. The BurstBucker 1 in the neck position and BurstBucker 2 in the bridge are made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, with slightly mismatched coils, just like the legendary PAF humbuckers of the late '50s, for a characteristic edge and complexity that is unmatched by modern humbucking pickups.
Marshall Limited Edition 1962 Bluesbreaker 50th Anniversary Combo
Based on the JTM45, the handwired limited edition 1962 Bluesbreaker is regarded as the definitive 60s Marshall. With 30 watts of power through dual 12" Celestion G12C, you can channel the tone of legends.
The G12Cs provide a rich midrange with warm low end response, not to tight or too loose but just right! When you plug into this beast you will instantly recognise the sound.
This is the last of this iconic pairing available in the UK. Both limited to 50 pieces and are pair number 22.
50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop Tom Murphy hand-aged one-piece Mahogany back with Maple top Rosewood fingerboard with nitrocellulose trapezoids inlays Powerful Burstbucker #1 and Burstbucker #2 pickups in the neck and bridge Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece and ABR-1 bridge Gotoh Nickel Reissue Green Keys with 12:1 tuning ratio Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity 50th Anniversary of Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Accurate reissue of the legendary JTM45 amplifier, with 2 x 12" Celestion G12C Greenback speakers Limited to 50 worldwide, this pair number 22 30 watts of power, perfect for gigging and recording Aluminum chassis and hand-woven grille cloth Certificate of authenticity and book on the history of the 1962 amp model Footswitchable tremolo sounds amazing Straightforward control set is all you need to craft a range of vintage '60s guitar tones