Lafayette Guitar Amps

29 10 2008

The conventional wisdom on Lafayette guitar amps is that they were manufactured by Univox and then rebadged. I’ve ran across examples of this in photographs but I believe that the same Japanese factories that made Univox amps for Univox also made Lafayettes rather than Univox specifically making Lafayette units.

In either case, both Univox and Lafayette tube amps from the mid 1960’s were considered at the time to be cheaply made and inferior to such industry leaders as Fender, Marshall, Vox, Gibson.  They were intended for younger players in the “student market” and in that ambition, they were pretty successful.

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