Mike’s SE-5a build

Mike wanted a ‘small combo’ to make a portable amp for his guitar-playing son, and chose an SE-5a amp kit. However, like a lot of people, Mike was easily persuaded that using a 12in speaker gives any amp a chance to give its full range, and so the idea of a tiny combo was ditched and plans for a more typical 1×12 combo took shape. He started with the cabinet plans for the classic 1×12 18W, used proper finger joints for the corners and the result is this stunning red combo. Too good to carry around, perhaps? Because Mike’s now building a smaller Fender Princeton clone.