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


Magnatone Custom M2

The M2 was the smallest, least expensive amp of the Custom Series.


Years 1963
Series Custom Series
Channels one
Power 2x 6GW8 (power and phase inverter)
Power Bias cathode
Preamp 7025 (1/2)
Vibrato 12AU7, (1/2) 7025, 2 varistor
Speaker 8" 3.2ohm
Output Trans 9k:3.2
Rectifier solid state
Output 12-15 watts

The M2 has simple volume and tone controls and a F.M.Vibrato unit mated to a single 8" speaker. Vibrato has speed and depth controls and a footprint jack. This was the entry level model and probably best suited for accordion and guitar.

The M4 is almost a M2 with reverb.

Because the 6GW8 contains a power pentode and a triode in the same glass envelope, Magnatone could use the two triodes for a phase inverter and install one less 12AU7 in the amp, thus lowering the manufacturing cost of these entry level amplifiers.

The M2 might have been dropped from the catalog when the Starlite Series was released in 1964. The 421 is very similar to the M2.

M2 M4 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10 M12 M13 M14 M15 M10A M13A M15A M20




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