GRILLES - In 1958 the original grille cloth was brown latticed however a plain cloth is known to exist.
The brown latticed covering was in use until 1964 when it was changed to black latticed. CONTROL PANELS - The original Vox control panel was black with gold legend. In 1960, the panel was changed to a copper and this lasted until 1964.
We have recently (7 Aug) completed a "clean-out" of old listings in the Gearslutz Member Services directory.
Even so, certain characteristics can help narrow the date of manufacture to within a year or so. * Small “Jennings” embossed badge on top margin of frame.
These characteristics can be applied to most amplifier models prior to 1985. 1958-1959 * Blonde covering, or occasional two-tone grey-cream.
This amp coupled with the Les Paul guitar created a new kind of sound no one had ever heard before in blues.
Some dubbed this the “woman” tone, and players have been chasing it for decades.
In 1965, a dark gray panel was introduced with a metallic legend.