The Ceriatone TW series represents our take on yet another famous, rare amplifier line from the United States.

The Ceriatone Expression is heavily inspired by the dual EL34 model, and is considered by many to be the ultimate rock lead amplifier.  It’s clear the tone was influenced heavily by the great British amplifiers of the late ‘60s, but is far more refined and harmonically complex.  Worth noting is this amplifier’s unique ability to obtain both chimey, jangly clean tones and searing high gain just by using those funny controls on your guitar (who knew they were good for something?).  Compared to the Liverpull, we feel this design excels particularly with humbuckers.

Part of the brilliance in the design is in its simplicity and no-compromises approach to component placement, lead dress, and trying to maintain as unaltered a signal path as possible.  We have kept this approach, but allowed flexibility by offering two different output transformer primary impedances for slightly different feel and harmonic content, as well as two different power transformer secondaries for different plate voltages, again further tuning the feel to your preference.

Like other Ceriatone amps, we have labored carefully to select the finest components to suit the design, and the Expression uses our specially designed and correct specification custom transformers for superior reliability, frequency response, and feel.

Single Channel
30 watts
Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, and Presence Controls
3-Way Bright Switch
EL34 x 2, 12AX7 x 3, Solid State Rectifier

Expression Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $878.50
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $986.50
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Amp Head I - $1,078
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,186
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes included.)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $1,379.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 112 combo cabinet. Tubes included. Speaker not included.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and advertised base pricing is for Chassis I w/o tubes. 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 sell kits. Black Tolex is standard on all amps unless otherwise stated in product description.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point-to-point hand-wired amplifiers using the highest quality components and custom wound transformers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. Even with long lead times (due to a large number of guitarists ordering Ceriatone amps and the Covid-19 pandemic), Ceriatone will take no shortcuts or change their build standards in the production of their hand-built amps. Lead times listed are approximate.

Current lead times are listed on the main page at and are approximate.

Pricing shown on 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 the time the order is placed. Paypal is our payment processor and you do not need a Paypal account to check out.

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