Here's a blast from the past. A 1960s Selmer Truvoive Twin Selectortone amplifier. In Fair vintage condition with rips in the grill cloth and typical wear and tear for a 60 year-old amplifier. Reverb and Tremolo work. Big amp but has wheels. Has 2 newer Celestion G12M 12" speakers installed. A very cool piece of gear for the right person.
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FROM VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE:
In recent years, the Selmer brand has started to get some of the attention it deserves, partly because of skyrocketing Vox and Marshall prices and collectibility, partly in the wake of Jack White’s use of a Selmer Zodiac 30 to record the White Stripes’ Elephant album, and partly because people have finally realized just how cool these amps are.
Although sometimes ghettoized as a B-list brand, Selmer is far from the Vox wannabe it is too often labeled as being. Many Selmers pack a degree of Vox jangle, crunch, and chime, certainly, while others come close to some Marshall chunk and roar, but they are an entity unto themselves. In fact, Selmer preceded original Vox manufacturer JMI in the instrument amplification business by nearly 20 years, having manufactured PA amplifiers at a premises on Charing Cross Road, London, since the mid 1930s (the RSA and Truvoice names were also used from the mid 1940s into the ’50s).
By the mid ’50s – just as Vox was being founded, and well before Marshall amps were a glimmer in a young drummer’s eye – Selmer had moved firmly into guitar amplifiers and was one of the leading amplifier brands in the UK and Europe. Deservedly so, given the many rugged, efficient and great-sounding units that survive in working order today. Before they were lured on to endorse the sexier and better-promoted Vox range, The Beatles, The Animals and The Shadows all made much of their early noise through Selmer combos.
While models like the Thunderbird Twin 30, Zodiac 30, and Treble’n’Bass 50 are more common on the vintage market today, the Truvoice Selectortone Automatic is a prime example of what Selmer’s amplifier facility was achieving at the peak of the guitar boom in Great Britain. It’s a quality piece of workmanship by any standards, a clever and versatile design, and sounds fantastic for a wide range of playing styles.