One of Marshall's greatest ambassadors, Jimi Hendrix made history with his legendary 1969 performance at Woodstock.
According to Hendrix, “Meeting Jim was beyond groovy for me.
The 2203 became the standard by which other rock amplifiers were judged, and remained so for the whole of its fifteen year production life.
While the nickname 'Plexi' describes all plexiglass paneled Marshall amplifiers built between late 1965 and July 1969 it is mostly associated with one particular amplifier that changed rock music forever: the 1959 Super Lead.On July 29th, 1923, James Charles Marshall was born in Kensington, England.Suffering from Tuberculosis of the bones Jim spent much of his young life in hospital and plaster casts.Placed in the window of Jim's shop, twenty three orders were taken on the very first day. 'Number One' today resides under glass in the Marshall museum.In 1965 The Who were performing in increasingly larger venues and their Vox amplifiers and speakers were simply not loud enough.
Evolving from the Super 100 head favoured by The Who, the 1959 became the amplifier of choice for Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and many more to follow.