Tolex

Tolex is the trade name of a flexible vinyl material used to cover Fender amplifiers, Coffin Case guitar cases and guitar cases from the 1960s onwards.

Tolex was filed as a trademark on August 30, 1945 by the General Tire, and is currently registered as "a plastic sheet and film material for book binding and case covering for speakers and amplifiers".

Tolex was also used in marine upholstery applications found in classic Chris-Craft models and other boats.

Although the term "Tolex" is often used as a generic description for any amplifier or guitar case vinyl-type covering, most are not actually Tolex brand except for Fender and Rickenbacker related products.

Other articles related to "tolex":

Fender Tremolux
... amp with oxblood grillcloth, covered with cream tolex ... In 1964, the cream tolex was replaced with black tolex and the circuit was changed to AB763, which used an optoisolator to couple the tremolo effect, replacing the earlier ... The early or first Tolex made 6G9 Tremolux Amps were the 6BQ5/EL84 amps starting at Serial Number 100 ...
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe - Stock and Other Versions - Limited Editions
... two limited edition models in polished maple hardwood (no tolex covering) ... Notable features include white tolex with white control knobs, dark black/silver grille cloth, white pilot light (instead of the stock red), and a 12" Celestion G12 ... have included Hot Rod Deluxes adorned in blonde tolex or tweed cloth (both with ox-blood grill) ...
Fender Showman - Showman Models
... JBL D120 speaker), Showman 15 (one 15" JBL D130 speaker) Cream tolex with oxblood grillcloth ... Starting 1963 Cream tolex with gold grillcloth ... Starting 1964 Black tolex with silver grillcloth ...
Fender Twin - History - Blonde Twin-Amp
... all covered in the new look exemplified by the late 1960 Twin-Amp blonde tolex and maroon or "oxblood" grille cloth ... After a slight change in appearance, from the rough blonde tolex and maroon grille appearance to a smooth blonde tolex with a silver grille cloth, the Twin-Amp was replaced with the Twin Reverb-Amp in 1963 ...
Fender Bassman - The Piggyback Years
... The 6G6 model was covered in rough Blonde colored Tolex material with Oxblood colored grill cloth ... In 1963 smooth Blonde Tolex covering was used instead of the early rough texture cover, and a light tan grill cloth ... In 1964 Fender introduced the “Blackface” design, with black tolex covering and a black painted control panel ...