Fender Harvard

Model/Circuit Number: 5F10, 6G10 
Years of Production:
1955 – 1962
Era: Narrow Panel
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Chicken Head
Faceplate

 

  • Front: Fuse (¾A), Power Sw, Pilot Lamp, Tone, Vol, In, In, In
  • Rear:

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 16 1/2” x 18” x 8 3/4”
  • Hardware:
  • Handle: Flat Leather
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners:

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Diagonal Tweed
  • Grill Cloth: Brown Grill Cloth

Logo: Cabinet mounted, Script
Weight:
Speaker

Effects: None
~Watts: 10 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 6AV6 or 6AT6 and ½ 12AX7
  • Power: 5F10: 2 x 6V6GT ; 6G10: 6V6

Bias: 5F10: Fixed bias, nonadjustable ; 6G10: Cathode bias
Rectifier: 5Y3GT

Comments: A selenium rectifier was used in the bias circuit of the 5F10. The Harvard was discontinued in 1962.

 

4 thoughts on “Fender Harvard

  • March 14, 2013 at 1:57 am
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    I own a ’60 Harvard in museum quality (1 owner very rarely played and stored away for 47 years). It runs perfect. Great recording amp or even for small club venues. Puts out 14.2 Watts (measured with NOS tubes). Absolutely loving it!

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    • December 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm
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      would love to see pics:)

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      • December 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm
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        I have a 59 in pretty great shape …

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  • December 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm
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    The tweed and brown Harvards were very different amps. The 5F10 with its three inputs feeding a 6AT6 was an oddball circuit, shared IIRC only with the tweed Vibrolux. The 6G10 was essentially the tweed-Princeton 5F2-A with hotter transformers and somewhat higher voltages.

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