Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era

 

Magnatone Schematics

If you have a schematic for an amp and I don't,
please feel free to submit it to me.

Special thanks to Stephen Keller for submitting several of these schematics, Mark Storch for the M15 3x8 schematic, and Steve Luckey for scanning and cleaning up the M2 and M14 schematics! Don Garvin recently contributed all the solid-state schematics and many tube amp schematics as well!

pre-1953

  • Early Dickerson model with 6SJ7 6V6 5Y3. The M-199-3 is almost the same circuit.
  • Magna M-199-3 (see Dickerson schematic above).
  • Magna M195-4-J Melodier with 6SJ7 6C5 6L6 5Y3
  • Magna M192-5 Troubadour with 6SJ7 6N7 2x6V6 5Y3
  • Magna M-197-3-V Varsity
  • Magna M-195-4-J Melodier with 6N7 2x6V6 5Y3 (submitted by John Summers).
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    1953-1960

  • 107 107B
  • 108
  • 109
  • 110
  • 118
  • early 180
  • late 180
  • 210
  • 213 (gif)
  • 213 (pdf)
  • 213
  • 250
  • 260A (Garvin)
  • 262
  • 262R (Garvin)
  • 280A
  • 280A (late) (Garvin)
  • 280B
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    1961-1963

  • 410 410(2)
  • 413
  • 415
  • 425 (gif) NEW
  • 425 (pdf)
  • 435 rev.B (Garvin)
  • 440 rev.C (Garvin)
  • 440
  • 450 (earlier) (Garvin)
  • 450 rev.B
  • 460 with 6EU7
  • 460A (Garvin) with 12AX7
  • 480 with 6EU7
  • 480 rev.D (Garvin) with 12AX7
  • 26R The Unique 26R, not a magnatone circuit, but it uses the Bonham vibrato.
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    1964-1968

  • M2
  • M4
  • M6NEW
  • M7
  • M7 8/63 NEW
  • M8
  • M8NEW
  • M9 NEW
  • M10
  • M10A
  • M10A rev.B (Garvin)
  • M12 (63½-64)
  • M12 (mid-65)
  • M13 rev.Aug/64 NEW
  • M14 NEW
  • M15 3x8" Rev.B Dec/63
  • M15 2x8"
  • M15A Rev.A Mar/65
  • M15A Rev.F Oct/65 NEW
  • M15A (no echo control. rev. unknown)
  • M20 NEW
  • M20 power amp (Garvin)
  • M20 preamp (Garvin)
  • 401 NEW
  • 411
  • 422
  • 431 "rev C" (Garvin)
  • 441A (Garvin)
  • MP1
  • MP2 NEW
  • MP3, MP5
  • MP3, MP5, revision "E" NEW
  • OEM circuit of 1964 and 1965

    This circuit was used in the PANaramic 1210 as well as several other 1x12" other brands, like Titano, Tonemaster, and Noble amps.

  • Estey 96-10041 solid state rectifier
  • Estey 96-10041 with rectifier tube
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    Solid State Amps

    See Schematics for all solid-state amplifiers.

     

    Other

  • Estey T-12
  • Estey T-22
  • DA/MagnatoneAmps.com

     

     

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