Heathkit Guitar Amp by Heath Engineer TA-16 amplifier

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  • Sold Date: Apr 26, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Heathkit Guitar Amp by Heath Engineer TA-16 amplifier

Description :
Before bidding please be aware of the condition of this piece .
This is a vintage Heathkit TA-16 solid state guitar amp. It's from the estate sale of a Heathkit engineer who lived about 2 blocks from the Heath factory in St. Joseph, Michigan. (The factory was in St. Joseph, though the address for the company was Benton Harbor). The engineer was Paul Metzing who was the head of the manual department. He designed many of the manuals for Heath. This unit was assembled by him for his personal use. The manual is in fair condition with age and stains.
This unit is in very poor cosmetic condition, needing a complete restoration. The grill material is shot and needs to be replaced. The paint on the printed features is worn in several places and will need to be restored. The covering is better, but still has some worn and torn areas...it could probably be saved.
It looks like a couple of knobs are not original. And T ARE NO SPEAKERS IN THE CABINET.
But after all that bad news, the good news is that it actually plays. I powered this up, the green light came on, I hooked up a raw speaker temporarily to the output, connected a CD player to the input, and lo and behold, IT PLAYED!
This has a pretty cool looking spring reverb unit in the bottom of the cabinet and it looks like it's OK,
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