|Series||Custom 200 Series|
|Power Bias||cathode bias|
|Vibrato||12AU7, 12AX7 (1/2)|
|Speaker||1x 8" Oxford|
This single channel amp was the replacement for the 108 Varsity, and was considered a "Deluxe Student model" amp. I'm not sure when the 210 was rolled out. Probably sometime in 1958-1959. This was one of the less expensive Magnatones at the time, only the 111 was less expensive ($60). Despite a competitive price (the Gibson GA-6 was $120 as well) the 210 is somewhat uncommon these days.
The 210 was a varistor based vibrato amplifier that created a pitch shift vibrato effect. It was the most basic Magnatone amp with this effect, and it was the only version that was a single ended amp. The 410 that followed in 1961 was nearly identical adding only a "bright switch" to the circuit.
The 1959 catalog shows the 210 to have a "V" emblem on the front.
Refer to either the 210 or 410 schematic. The 210 version is hand drawn by CJ Poulos, and the 410 is a Estey drawing of nearly the same circuit. Note that CJ's comments about the 6V6's cathode grounding is correct.