Marshall Amplification announces a limited edition reissue of their incredibly rare (only three were originally made) offset JTM45 halfstack (model #2255HS). The reissue will be available in very limited quantities in the USA only.
The offset JTM45 halfstack consists of the offset-chassis JTM45 head and 4 x 12" offset speaker cabinet with a semi-openback design. Authentic handwired tagboard circuitry and KT66 power tubes are housed in an aluminum chassis, true to the original, which was built in 1962. Every effort has been made to preserve the sound and aesthetics of these amplifiers, right down to the 12" Celestion Alnico speakers and the extremely rare rectangular metal, red block lettered Marshall "coffin" logo (so-named because the original logos were built by a coffin maker!). The JTM45 also features the same black vinyl covering, white/gray grille cloth and white front panel as the original.
The limited run of 300 amplifiers for the U.S. market will include a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity and a handbook in a plush leather folder. Covers for both the head and cabinet are also included.
The JTM45 (2255HS) will be available in early Spring, 2000 with a list price of $5000.