Cornford Mk 50 Head & 2x12 Cab | Ace - Skunk Anansie Collection



In collaboration with Ace from UK alt-rock band Skunk Anansie, Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars are proud to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments used throughout his career. 

Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie have become one of the biggest rock bands in Europe with over 6 million physical sales and over 25 million Spotify streams per year not to mention the numerous awards acquired along the way. Their blend of alternative rock, punk, and metal, with powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics gained them significant attention from the outset with the release of their debut album "Paranoid & Sunburnt" in 1995 followed by "Stoosh" a year later. Skunk Anansie continued to evolve their sound with subsequent albums "Post Orgasmic Chill" (1999), "Wonderlustre" (2010), and "Anarchytecture" (2016), and throughout their career they have been praised for their dynamic live performances and outspoken stance on issues like politics, sexuality, and racism. Guitarist, songwriter and founder member Ace played a crucial role in shaping the band's distinctive sound - his heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and dynamic solos contributing to the band's energetic and impactful music. 

During their career Skunk Anansie have shared stages with with such bands as Metallica, Rammstein, Muse, U2, The Rod Hot Chilli Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. They continue to play sell out shows and release new music under their own independent label. This longevity and influence on the rock scene has cemented their status as one of the most iconic and enduring bands in British rock history. Coinciding with their 30th anniversary Ace has partnered with Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments he used during his career. 

Widely regarded as Cornford's masterpiece the MK50 is a hardwired, single Channel head. Designed by Martin Kidd (of Victory Amps) this amp has an extremely low serial number (0003), classic Cornford Oxblood trim and a 50W output from a pair of 6L6 and plenty of gain thanks to a a quartet of 12AX7s with Footswitchable Dual Master Volumes and Overdrive boost. The front panel has Hi and Low inputs, Volume and Overdrive controls as well as a traditional Bass, Middle and Treble EQ, twin Master Volumes and Presence and Resonance Controls. 

"This amps was used on many recordings from 2009 onwards and very lightly gigged too. Really early model owned from new, as it says number 3! Featured in guitar magazines, photo shoots and some tour footage too."

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