Mesa Boogie Mark I - 1973 Serial # A246 - 100% Flawless Operation

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This Mesa Boogie Mark I is brought to you by BCR Music & Sound, Central PA's premier guitar, amp, and pedal dealer! The photos in this listing are of the actual amplifier listed for sale here in our store - *SPEAKER CABINET NOT INCLUDED - Contact us for details. 

This unit is one ( one of two we have, check our '76 model as well ) of the earliest Mesa Boogie amplifiers ever made as denoted by the "A" Serial: A246. Randall Smith was still personally building and inspecting amplifiers at the time this was made. This model eventually became one the signature tone for Carlos Santana as heard on the landmark album, "Abraxas."

This Mesa Boogie Mark I is in cosmetically,  "Good" condition. The tolex is peeling back and scuffed along the top left edges. There is a good amount of cosmetic wear to the front plate and telex. The structural integrity is great and the amp feels solid as rock.  This one of the earliest Boogies we've ever seen. #246, built in 1973. This unit functions perfectly with no issues. The main hardware and original components including transformers / sockets are original. There has been routine/ minor service to the amp over the years, cap changes, and basic replacement of serviceable parts.  Most recently this amp was serviced by Jeff Bober, founder of Budda Amps and EAST Amplification, and one of the top amplifier aficionados in the world. 

This amplifier functions 100% perfectly, with no scratchy pots or inputs. The amp runs cool and sounds outstanding. This is one LOUD amplifier, but it provides a thick and hi-fi tone that only 100 Watts of Mesa power can provide. This MK I sounds great either plugged straight in for ultimate headroom and power, as well as plugging in with your favorite pedal board. This piece of amplifier history functions great, and will continue to inspire for decades to come. 

Mesa Boogie MK 1 - 1973 ( Cabinet Sold Separately, $400+ Shipping, Contact US )
Serial #A246 
"Good" Cosmetic Condition - See Description
100% Perfect Operating Condition
100W / 60W Operation
4x GT 6L6 Power Section
12AX7 Preamp
Volume 1 w/Gain Boost
Volume 2 w/Bright Control Master 
Treble
Bass  Middle
Ground Switch ( Rear Panel )
Line In ( Rear Panel )
Line Out ( Rear Panel )
Speaker Outputs (2x) ( Rear Panel )
We'll double-inspect, professionally pack with care, and ship this item within 1 business day, and most cases, the same day if the order is placed by 3pm EST. All Shipping is FULLY INSURED!