Kestrel – ’57 Princeton / Champ – 10 Inch – FIESTA RED – LIMITED EDITION


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Like the BirdSong Merlin, this amp is based on the coveted 5F2a Champ / Princeton schematic, but with a larger speaker, giving the amp a warmer bottom end and a broader frequency response.

From lush sparkly cleans at low volume, to a nice raw overdrive when pushed, this amps has that typical vintage tweed tone.

Like all BirdSong amps, the Kestrel is hand constructed and soldered on eyelet board.

Only components of excellent quality are used, such as Sprague Orange Drop® capacitors, Ruby® Tubes and Celestion® speakers.

The Kestrel is covered in expertly applied fiesta red tolex, while the period correct oxblood grille cloth, genuine leather handle and chickenhead knobs complete the aesthetic package.

Just like the original, the Kestrel uses a tube rectifier, which adds extra compression for that true vintage tone.

  • 5F2a Champ / Princeton circuit
  • Celestion® Ten 30 speaker
  • Sprague Orange Drops® coupling capacitors
  • Ruby® 6V6 and Ruby® 12ax7 tubes
  • Tube rectifier
  • Handwired on eyelet board
  • Pine cabinet
  • Tweed covering
  • Genuine leather handle
  • Chickenhead knobs
  • One Volume and one tone control
  • 5 watts of tube power
Weight10 kg
Dimensions44 × 27 × 44 cm


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