Gary Moore: A Marshall Model 1967 Major amplifier, circa 1968,
Lot 213
Gary Moore: A Marshall Model 1967 Major amplifier,
circa 1968,
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,026) inc. premium

Lot Details
THE GARY MOORE COLLECTION
Gary Moore: A Marshall Model 1967 Major amplifier,
circa 1968,
serial A03343, black tolex, Marshall logo to front, plexi front panel with four inputs and six control knobs, 73cm wide x 28cm high x 28cm deep (28¾ x 11 x 11in)

Footnotes

  • Acquired for the BBM tour in 1994 and used on a handful of early shows, until replaced by regular 100 watt SLP59 Marshall amps. It has recently been at the Marshall factory, as part of their ongoing archive project.

    For reference:
    https://reverb.com/uk/news/a-history-of-marshall-amps-part-i?_aid=listingrelatedarticle

    The Marshall Major (aka 'The Pig') was a 200-watt version of the Superlead introduced in 1967 for players who needed exceptional volume. In this period guitarists used their stage amps for their volume, rather than relying on a venue's PA system. The Major was indeed loud but also somewhat delicate internally, operating as it did on the edge of peak performance. It was discontinued in 1974, after being used onstage and in the studio by players such as Mick Ronson, Ritchie Blackmore and John Entwistle.
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