Boutique Builds

Specialising in Guitar and Bass Guitar  Boutique Valve / Tube amplifiers built to the highest standards. using vintage style components alongside up to date modern materials of the finest quality, ensuring great tone and reliability. My amps have been designed by myself , with input from many gigging guitarists, this has culminated in circuit additions / alterations to classic designs producing fantastic tone and use-ability. All my amplifier builds are totally hand wired, and built by myself at my premises here in Derbyshire UK . All amps can be " Road Tested" at my premises without volume restriction.

Matterhorn BV60 & 20 Head

Twin channel 20 & 60 watt hand-wired, custom built boutique guitar amplifiers, with separate low and high gain foot switchable channels.
Each channel has its own master volume and gain control enabling individual setting to be selected.
The BV20 is fitted with 6V6 output valves. ( can be built using EL84 valves )
The BV60 comes fitted with 6L6 output valves, KT66 or EL34 valves can fitted as an option.

BV20 - £1430.00
BV60 - £1450.00                  NB - Head Only

Available in Combo style

                                                                                MatterhornCR60M / CR20M Reverb Combo

USA style classic single channel boutique 1 x12 amplifier, hand wired and built here in Derbyshire.
Wonderful clean tones running into a smooth overdrive.
Control layout includes Volume, 3 band EQ, Reverb, Master Volume and Presence allowing the user to dial in there own tone, gain and overall volume levels, making ideal for use from bedroom to gigging.
CR 60M is fitted with 6L6 valves, ( El 34, KT 66, KT77  versions available)
CR20 is fitted with 6V6 valves ( El 84 version available )
Available with valve or solid state rectification.
Totally built by myself as with all other Matterhorn Amplifiers, using the finest guitar amplifier components available.
Fully welded 2mm stainless steel chassis, 18mm birch ply cabinet and FR4 eyelet-ed circuit board .
Comes fitted with Celestion V30 speaker, although can be fitted with customer specified unit at any additional cost.

Price £1650.00

Customer comment on a Matterhorn CR60 Reverb Combo.

It was great, kind of "big & loud" but not piercing, the notes weren't like bullets! The sound was fantastic overall and I really liked it! ... Even though I got you to make this with my Gibson/Tokai semi's in mind, I tried my '54 reissue, ash-bodied Strat through it on Saturday morning and it sounded incredible. A seriously vintage country-rock, Buddy Holly sort of vibe.
Another thing it seems to do is let the guitars sound like themselves rather than all the same. ... Last night the amp got a proper road test at a wedding and sounded fantastic in a big old room at Holme Pierrepont Hall. I had loads of control over the sound and thoroughly enjoyed playing through it.

Steve Blacow - The Kit Mason Trio / The Kommitments.

Matterhorn CR60 Reverb

Classic single channel hand wired and built 60 watt guitar amplifier, with onboard reverb.
No fuss no frills just great clean tone and definition, running into smooth overdrive when pushed.

Price £1450.00                                                       NB - Head only

Matterhorn CR4 Combo

Classic 4 watt hand wired and built, boutique single ended Class A amplifier.
Smooth singing single ended tone.
Fitted with 10-inch Celestion G10N although an 8-inch or 12-inch of preferred make and model can be specified with price adjustment.
Choice of cab styles available.
Price £625.00
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