1960s, black case with metal grille, 2 x 12inch Super Orbital speakers, handle with Bert Weedon name tag, with red vinyl reinforced cover
This lot, and the following eight, represent the amps used by Bert throughout his long career, for live and studio work.
Bert Weedon OBE (1920-2012) inspired a generation of aspiring guitar-players in the 1950s and 1960s. He joined the BBC Show Band in the 50s and became a session player on many early rock 'n' roll records for Adam Faith, Tommy Steele and others. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit single, with 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle' in 1959. His main influence was through his guitar tutorial, 'Play In A Day', first published in 1957, which sold over a million copies, followed by 'Play Every Day'. Many of rock's great players, including Eric Clapton, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney have cited Bert's influence on their careers.
Bert was awarded the OBE in 2001 for his services to music.