Gibson Amplifiers return!

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Gibson Amplifiers return!

Gibson Amplifiers
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Inspired by vintage Gibson amplifiers and reimagined for today’s players, the Falcon 5 and Falcon 20 are handcrafted in Petaluma, California.

After a long hiatus, Gibson is proud to be back in the guitar amplifier business. Focusing on great sound, simplicity, and ease of use, the new Falcon models pay homage to the 1960s Falcons, the very first guitar amplifiers available with reverb, while continuing Gibson’s long legacy of groundbreaking amplifier innovation that dates back to the 1930s. They offer the versatility demanded on modern stages and home studios with exceptional build quality, quiet operation, and voicings that will captivate and delight players. The Gibson Falcon Amplifiers are available now in North America at authorized Gibson dealers and on, with the rest of the world launching in April 2024.

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The compact Falcon 5 and Falcon 20 combos hark back to the Gibson amplifiers from the late 1950s and early 1960s that inspired them, but beneath their vintage-style Cream Bronco vinyl and Oxblood grille cloths are all-new circuits developed by Gibson Master Pioneer Randall Smith founder of MESA/Boogie®, and the Gibson Amps Design Team in Petaluma.

The small, but raucous Falcon 5 delivers around seven watts of single-ended, pure Class A power from a single 6V6 power tube, switchable down to around three watts. Alongside volume and tone controls with a wider, more usable range, there’s a level control for the Falcon 5’s lush onboard all-tube spring reverb, while a 10-inch Jensen® Blackbird 40 Alnico speaker helps deliver the Falcon 5’s touch-sensitive, harmonically rich tube tones.

For local enquiries, visit Australis Music.