Like the BirdSong Merlin, this amp is based on the coveted 5F2a Tweed Champ / Princeton schematic, but with a larger speaker, giving this tweed amp clone a warmer bottom end and a broader frequency response.
From lush sparkly cleans at low volume, to a nice raw overdrive when pushed, this amp 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 tweed covering, while the period correct oxblood grille cloth, genuine leather handle and chickenhead knobs complete the aesthetic package.
Just like the original tweed Champ, the Kestrel uses a tube rectifier, which adds extra compression for that true vintage guitar tone.
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|Dimensions||44 × 27 × 44 cm|