Yamaha (Nippon Gakki) Guitar Amplifier and Speaker

Yamaha (Nippon Gakki) Guitar Amplifier and Speaker

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This amplifier and speaker was made by Yamaha (Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) in Hamamatsu, Japan, in the late 1960s – early 1970s. It is a guitar amplifier/speaker model TA-60, serial #202290. This speaker has a unique wedge shape and features Yamaha's Flexion or “Natural Sound” speakers. There are 4 channel input jacks, reverb tremolo jack, and signal output jack. On the top there are 4 control knobs for each channel (volume, bass, middle , and treble). Channel 1 has also a reverb unit with tremolo depth and frequency of reverb controllers. There are 2 foot-operated buttons to control the reverb. Accessioned with a black vinyl cover.
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Object Name
Date made
late 1960s - early 1970s
Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.
place made
Japan: Shizuoka, Hamamatsu
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 33 3/4 in x 25 in x 12 in; 85.725 cm x 63.5 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Ronald L. Clairmont
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National Museum of American History
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