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, Jerry Dragon for the Aug/64 M15 schematic, 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"
  • M15 2x8" Rev.B Aug/64 (thanks Jerry Dragon)
  • 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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