Oxford

The Oxford is based on the Fender Harvard (5F10) and bridges the gap between the Fender Champ and Deluxe. The Harvard was first launched in 1955 and offered 10 watts from two 6V6 output tubes through a 10" Jensen P10R speaker in a Princeton sized cabinet.

The Oxford, like the Harvard, is finished in shellacked Fender tweed, finger jointed solid pine cabinet with single channel, volume and tone controls. The Oxford has a modern twist with regards to being able to interchange any of the 12A_7 range of tubes in the preamp socket. Having the ability to do this provides versatility with regards to tonality and how much the power section will be driven. The Oxford will be fitted with a 5751 preamp tube fitted as standard to replicate the gain factor of the original 1955 Harvard 6AT6.

The most famous user of the Fender Harvard, in conjunction with a Fender Telecaster guitar, was Steve Cropper, who said that he used the amplifier for most of the classic recordings made with the Stax house band Booker T. & the M.G.s, including Green Onions and Sittin On The Dock of the Bay.

Hand Built
P2P Wiring
Ultimate Tone


Specification



Finish

Finger jointed solid pine cabinet
Shellacked tweed
Oxblood speaker grill cloth
Leather handle
Many finishes available (see shop)

Tubes

1 x 5Y3 Rectifier
1 x 5751 Preamp
1 x 12AX7 Phase Inverter
2 x 6V6 Output

Transformers

Hammond Power Transformer
Hammond Output Transformer

Components

High quality F&T filter capacitors
Mallory 150 coupling capacitors
Available coupling alternatives:
Sprague Orange Drops & Jupiter Vintage

Speaker

10" Eminence Alessandro or
10" Jensen P10R Alnico or
10" Eminence Legend 105 or
10" WGS G10C or
12" Eminence Legend 1275 or
12" Jensen P12Q Alnico or
12" WGS G12Q or
12" Alnico Blue

Dimensions & Weight

Height: 16.9" (430mm), Width: 20.07" (510mm), Depth: 8.85" (225mm), 14.40kg