Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


Model No. 460


Years 1961-1963
Channels two
Tubes 10
Preamp 6EU7, 12AX7
Reverb 6DR7, 1/2 6EU7
Oscillator 1/2 12AX7
Vibrato 2x 6CG7
Phase Inverter 1/2 12AX7
Power 2x 6L6GC
Rectifier 5U4GB
Output 35 watts
Speakers 2x Oxford 12" 8ohm
Speakers 2x 5x7" oval mid-range
Price $399.95
Weight 60 lbs.


The 460 was the continuation of the 260 amp of the 1957-1960 era with a few engineering updates and the with the addition of the reverb effect. Magnatone quickly added the 260 back to the catalog as the 262, perhaps due to the 260's continued popularity.

Early 460's were fitted with 6EU7's as the first preamp tube. This was eventually replaced with a 12AX7. There were also slight tweaks to the bright switch control (see schematics.




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