In most aspects, probably so. If markos's comment above is accurate though, this 'same' amp from 1967 is being sold at ~ $1000 higher price tag today than what it was back then. That is not the old Fender company. In this day, even making a 'hand-wired' amp should cost less than it did back in 1967. It is faster and therefore less expensive to produce all of the components and to higher consistency. The company has had decades to refine efficiency in producing amps (including hand-wired). Yet here we are seeing the same amp from 1964 being sold at $1000 higher price.