This one channel, 5881 tube driven 40 watts guitar amplifier is all about headroom. It inspires you to simply plug-in and (re)discover the most versatile and often forgotten drive pedal in your rig: the volume knob on your guitar.

Kauffmann Silverado Amp

TThe Silverado finds it’s legacy in the early Marshall designs but capable of a lot more gain in the circuit. In combination with the 5881 power tubes and a tube rectifier it delivers sweet and soulful clean tones up to hard-rock gain style seventies sounds that will let you tweak anything in between. It is the amp for simple setup lovers and guitarists that demand a pure and responsive amplifier. It will make your guitar collection speak up louder!

Unlike Marshall style amps the Kauffmann Silverado has an onboard reverb built in for easy setup without any outboard effects. Off course it has an effects send and return if you do want to add your favorite delay etc. Besides the usual master, gain and tone controls we added and extra, switchable variable boost that makes the amp even more versatile. Don’t be surprised if you will find the perfect “Little Wing” gainy clean thing or even the funkiest riff sound you have ever thought off. It takes boost and low gain drive pedals very well to customize your tone.

The Kauffmann Silverado is available as a 112 combo with WGS Veteran 30 (60 watts) speaker or as a head. 112 Kauffmann speakercabs with WGS Veteran 30 (or others on request) are available and all of them are exclusively sold at Kauffmann’s Guitar Store.

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drives the Silverado

Dutch guitarist, luthier and sound designer Albert Deinum explains and demo’s the upgraded Mark One amp. “I go on stage with just his amp and maybe some reverb”.

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Meet The Silverado


Beneath the elegant design lay five main features that define this amp.

Responsive to your touch

Easily the most defining feature of this amp is the way it reacts to your dynamics. With the gain on full just roll down the volume on your guitar or ease your right hand and magic will happen. Clean to rocking under your fingertips.


With the lush reverb on board all you really need is this amp and your guitar.

Controllable boost

The boost was originally added to create a louder leadsound. But in the proces we discovered that it did so much more. In fact it gives you a whole new sound. Almost like having a second channel.


The foot switches allows you to access your boosted lead sound.

Effects loop

The effects loop is a very welcome feature on this amp. As this amp takes you from cleanish to fully driven sounds, time based effects should be added to the signal chain aftter the pre-amp.

Kauffmann Mark One Two channel amplifier
Power control On/off switch and stand by switch on front panel with control light
Channel one From cleanish to 70’s classic rock
Channel two From a little less cleanish to hi gain driven
Output 50W output section
Tubes Two EL34’s in push-pull with fixed bias supply
Pre-amp tubes 3 x 12ax7 tubes
Controls volume 1, volume 2, master 1, master 2, treble, middle, bass, presence, boost and line out level controls
Bright switch Switch for bright on channel 1 (3 settings)
Speaker impedance and output Impedance switch for either 4, 8 or 16 ohms on rear panel, Two ¼” speaker outputs
Inputs Inputs are for guitar, footswitch, send, return, two speaker outputs and one 230V input
Effects loop ¼” Send and return on the rear of the amp
Line out ¼’ line out put with output control
General construction and engineering Amplifier is built using handwired construction techniques using the following components: carbon film 1W resistors, Mallory 150 series 630V film capacitors, Hammond Canada power transformer and choke, custom wound German output transformer, JJ tubes for the preamp and Tung Sol EL34 tubes for the power amp, military silver plated Teflon insulated wire, Alpha potentiometers, Apem power- and standby switches, aluminum chassis.

Why we build guitars and amps

In a world full of guitars and amps why would you create more?

As a guitar player I have always had dreams about instruments and sounds that far outperformed my financial ability to buy them. So I started building them. I aim to make quality guitars, amplifiers and pedals for real musicians at affordable price levels. To me it is always about feel and function first. How can a guitarist use it while performing. And how does it feel. How could this instrument or amp inspire another person in making great music.

Albert Deinum