Fender Showman

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The Fender Showman was a guitar amplifier produced by the Fender company. It was introduced in 1960 and was discontinued in 1993. Blackface and Silverface models such as the Showman, Dual Showman, and Showman Reverb employed the same "piggyback head" design as the Bandmaster and the Bassman. Dual Showman Reverb used the Fender Twin Reverb chassis and came in non-master and master volume versions with "pull boost" circuitry, mid-seventies "tailless" amp decal and a slightly larger head. The Fender Showman is often associated with surf guitarist Dick Dale. Showmans and Dual Showmans are heavily sought after by pedal steel guitar players.

Showman models[edit]

  • Showman: 1960-1962 Showman 12 (one 12" JBL D120 speaker), Showman 15 (one 15" JBL D130 speaker) Cream tolex with oxblood grillcloth.
  • Dual Showman and Showman 15: Starting 1963 (Two 15" JBL D130F speakers for Dual Showman and one 15" JBL D130 speaker for Showman 15, also referred to as Single Showman).
Starting 1963: Cream tolex with gold grillcloth.
Starting 1964: Black tolex with silver grillcloth. 
  • Showman Reverb
  • Dual Showman Reverb
  • "Red Knob" Showman

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