Let's take a little time out from guitar talk and look at a great amp. There are a number of folks out there now doing reproduction style work on guitars and amps and David Barnes of Vintage 47 amps is one of them. You can't help but look through his website and be like - Oh yea, I want that one, and that one, and that one, and that one too.... He has a couple models that could double as great tube amps and art deco style furniture(check out his 1942 Oahu 12). I love these products because not only do you get the great old Valco/Supro stylings, but you actually get an amp that works really well instead of taking a chance on an old ebay purchase that needs a new cord, caps, tubes, speaker. You get the point.
David is a good guy, he does all the building in house and is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and cheerful to boot. He clearly loves what he does and it shows in his products.
http://www.vintage47amps.com/ and check them out for yourself. I will tell you that this suitcase model has been a great amp to have around the studio. There is enough headroom on it to get you a clean sound. Crank this baby up and it screams and growls like only these old school amps with big fat tubes can. A very unique tone for a price that is very fair. If you are gonna buy, I would suggest getting in now. David is generally up to his ears in orders and is dealing with some pretty high profile clients. Billy Gibbons and Tom Waits come to mind. This suitcase amp is one of the first things people go to in my studio and say - What's That!!