A 1998 Fender Woody Jr, Serial No. B-050344, 2
Lot 98W
A 1998 Fender Woody Jr, Serial No. B-050344, 2
Sold for US$ 24,400 inc. premium
Lot Details
A 1998 Fender Woody Jr,
Serial No. B-050344,
signed by the makers at the bottom of the varnished flame maple cabinet, metal plate stamped Fender Custom Instruments Corona California, wheat speaker grille cloth with gold-plated metal strips, back covered by red velour with a plaque stamped with Woody Jr, Made in USA, gold-plated chassis with six white 'chicken head' rotary controls, push switch, jack input, toggle switch, pilot light, 120V US plug; and brown/black textured custom flight case with stickers including Eric Clapton & Stevie Winwood USA 2008 LOAD-IN POSITION OFF STAGE DOCK, STAY ON TRUCK etc. (2)

Footnotes

  • The book-matched flame maple 'Woody' style cabinet (based on the first Fender amplifiers from the 1946/47 period) of this amplifier houses the chassis of the modern Blues Junior amplifier. It appears to be a one-off custom amp that preceded the later limited runs of Woody amplifiers.

    This amp with its distinctive appearance was used on stage during the 2004 tours, which supported the album Me and Mr Johnson. It was used on the numbers which called for amplification at a lower stage volume.

    Photo: a) Clapton using this amp at The Crossroads Guitar Festival, Dallas, Texas, 4-6 June 2004. Photograph courtesy of Gene Shaw
    Photo: b) This Woody is set up (in front of the Leslie cabinet and to the left of Nathan East) on stage at Madison Square Garden, 29 June 2004. Photograph courtesy of Linda Wneck

    Further background information about this lot is available by using the condition report facility at www.bonhams.com or by contacting the department.
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