Robert’s SE-5a combo

Like many amateur cabinet makers, Robert found that getting the right wood is difficult. “I got some pine board from B&Q but it was a bit curved, so I ended up with laminated spruce furniture board from Homebase.”

Despite this Robert persevered and taught himself how to use a dovetail jig and router. “One weekend after another came and went. I used Colron Danish oil to finish it and oxblood grille cloth with Fender corners and vintage handle; but I made the vent slot a bit too wide, so the handle went on the side.

“I have to say that I am pleased with the way this has worked out since I had not done anything like this before. It delivers authentic sound that none of the modelling amps seem to be capable of despite their claims.”