Gabriel (amplifiers)

Gabriel was an American manufacturer of boutique[1] guitar amplifiers. Founded by former Romanian, now American citizen Gabriel Bucataru[2] in 2005,[3] the company produced expensive, hand-built, all-tube amplifiers that have earned praise from professional reviewers--Vintage Guitar hailed the "impeccable built quality" and the "high end/high quality vibe" of the Voxer 33,[4] and Guitar Player called the Voxer 18 "ultra-rich" and "with more versatility than many vintage amps can muster."[5]
In 2014 they announced that they have stopped all production.[6]


  • Voxer 18, a two-channel 18-watt amplifier available as combo and as head (with a 2x12" cabinet).[2] Channel one utilizes a 12AX7 for a Marshall-type sound, and channel two an EF86 for a Vox-type sound.[5] The amp is also available in a "lite" version, with only the EF86 channel.[7]
  • Voxer 33, a two-channel 33-watt amplifier available as a head, or as a 1x12" or 2x12" combo.[4]

Notable Users of Gabriel AmplifiersEdit


  1. ^ "Equipment Extravaganza! 25 Tasty Tone Toys". Guitar Player. 42 (1): 148-. January 2008.
  2. ^ a b Tekippe, Bob; Ward Meeker (March 2006). "Gabriel Sound Garage Voxer 18: Buzz Buzz, King Bee!". Vintage Guitar. 23 (6). Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Builder Profile: Gabriel Bucataru". Vintage Guitar. 2005.
  4. ^ a b Feser, Phil (April 2009). "Bigger Killer Bee: The Gabriel Voxer 33". Vintage Guitar. 23 (6): 160–61. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  5. ^ a b Hunter, Dave (March 2007). "Gabriel Voxer 18". Guitar Player. 41 (3): 112.
  6. ^ "Closing Doors". March 2014.
  7. ^ "V18 watt LowCarb". Gabriel. Retrieved 2 March 2010.

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