In the early '60s, the popularity of the electric guitar created new opportunities for mail-order catalogs and department stores alike to fill American homes with products that fulfilled aspiring musicians' rock n roll desires.
This 1964 Airline Model 62-9012A was made by Danelectro and sold in the Montgomery Ward catalog. It is essentially a copy of a Champ: 12ax7 preamp tube, 6V6 power tube, 6" Alnico speaker, a volume control, and a tone control. This one is in remarkably clean condition, and it appears to be all original (including 2-prong cord and external speaker out). It sounds fantastic with a variety of different pickups, but hot humbuckers push this amp into smooth, overdrive saturation. The tone control is interesting because it functions a lot like a tone control on a guitar. Also, this one has a sought-after Amperex "Bugle Boy" ECC83 in the preamp position. Such a rad vintage piece!