Ceriatone's Custom built American Classic Series tribute to the one and only 1955-57 Fender Tweed Twin 5E8A boutique guitar amp is, simply put, a complete tone monster. The "Twin-Amp", as it was called is the mainstay for artists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and thousands of others. Harmonically rich clean tones are wonderful for authentic blues, rock and country. When you start cranking the amp, the Twin's fat, articulate and sophisticated distortion takes over and screams.

The Tweed Twin boasts 40 watts of earth shaking tone. The blues, rock and country literally pour out of this amp. We have added a ½ power switch plus a bias pot and external bias sockets so you can bias your new or old tubes to run hot, warm or cool, as your tone dictates, not the manufacturer of the amp! There are external bias points and bias control for easy biasing. The Tweed Twin has been meticulously designed and hand wired to maintain the exact tone and feel as the originals, and it's a beautiful thing indeed. Try one for yourself!

You can change 3 of the 4 high gain 12AX7 tubes with 12AY7's to preserve the original 50's low gain tones. Also we use the original Dual Rectifier arrangement that uses (2) 5U4 rectifier tubes. Using this design, power amp compression, or sag is more subtle than it is in many of the other Fender Tweed designs.

Note: PPIMV mounted on Front Panel will be either mounted in place of pilot lamp (Marshall styles) or a hole will be drilled (OTS styles).
          PPIMV mounted on Rear Panel will always be in place of a Speaker Output Jack.

If ordering a chassis or chassis kit you must select with Amp Head or Combo Amp under Chassis Options.

Controls include Normal and Bright Volume, 4 Inputs (2 Normal / 2 Bright), Bass, Treble and Presence controls.


Power: 40 Watts
Tubes: 2 x 6L6GC, 4 x 12AX7, 2 x 5U4 (w/ external bias)
1/2 Power Switch

5E8A Tweed Twin Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $741.50
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included.)
  • Chassis II - $854
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes included.)
  • Amp Head I - $984.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,097
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes included.)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $1,200.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 112 combo cabinet. Tubes included. Speaker not included.)
  • 212 Combo Amp - $1,488
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 212 combo cabinet. Tubes included. Speakers not included.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and pricing is for Chassis I. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer provide mods to the amps. We also no longer sell kits. You must order all kits/mods direct from Ceriatone Malaysia.

Ceriatone amps are Custom-built, hand made, hand wired amps, built to order. There is meticulous attention to detail that is second to none, and no shortcuts are taken. Each amp is 100% hand built, hand wired point to point, and then is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. For this reason it takes approx. 6-8 weeks for your amp to be built and shipped. Options can add 1-2 weeks to the "standard" build time.

Prices shown on www.guitarampsusa.com includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at time the order is placed.

Note: We ONLY ship to PayPal verified addresses if paying via PayPal. No exceptions.

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Tweed Twin 5E8A

  • $741.50

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