Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you Miss Eileen. I know, I know- this amp sounds like a Hollywood starlet from back in the 40's with such a name. But to the contrary people, this "Eileen" in the late 40's and 50's was a woman that worked at the Fullerton factory, trying her best in post-war America to make her way in a man's world.
Considering that your average hourly wage back then was a mere .75 cents per hour, multiplied by 40 hours culminates to a mere 40 bucks a week. The average cost of a modest home back in that day was $2960.00, compared to today's average cost per unit of $602,200.00, so this woman had to sing in the fields and I assume she was on bended knee quite often for her manna from heaven.
She, in no way had the notoriety of a Bill Carson, nor the fame of Buddy Holly or Freddie Tavares. But, don't you see through her work, she found her immortality. This is simple really- she wired this amp and many more like it and if you think it through, Page, Beck, Hendrix, Berry, Duane, SRV and every "great" that was great has had an intimate relationship with Miss Eileen. I read something someone wrote and this quote surely sums up my sentiment:
"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
I know what your gonna say- she didn't create the Deluxe amp, but she did see Leo's vision through to fruition. Her name will live on as long as one of the faithful flips the switch on one of her namesake amps. I imagine if she isn't among us, her soul smiles when we guitarists enjoy the attention and love she still shines on us.
As for this amp? It is of course super clean (the only way we do this, you know.) Of course, "Eileen" needed some TLC from being used over time, so she has a fresh set of tubes, a replaced AC chord (original will be included,) a correct cap job and that's it.
For the few haters out there, some of us throw stones at those who shine. You know what I say, people? Shine On....