We approach what we do as art. There is a unique beauty in the simplicity of classic vacuum tube circuitry - both in superior sound quality and finely crafted hand-wired construction. From the first component we place to the moment you play the first note, our products are designed from the ground-up to inspire musical creativity. We believe you should never have to sacrifice reliability for sound quality, so while our products are designed to inspire your craft, they're also designed to keep up with you, whether that means playing music with your neighbors or regular touring.
After years of touring, teaching music lessons, a brief career in finance, and working at one of the country's main guitar parts suppliers, Daniel Klein set out to begin what would soon become Port City Amplification. By studying electronics at night while working by day, the groundwork began to take shape. With help from a coworker and local amp guru, Daniel recalls building his first amplifier - a Bassman AB165 clone - and his passion for building amplifiers began to grow.
As Port City developed into a self-sustaining company, it became clear that one thing lacking in the boutique amplifier industry was innovation. One of the first products that was released out of this need was the original 1X12 Wave cabinet, a totally unique design which was approved for a provisional patent soon after. The concept of these cabinets emerged from a place of asking fundamental questions about how to get the best tone possible from a guitar speaker. The simplicity in this approach to designing products continues to this day.
We are very proud to operate this business from the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. We are located about 10 minutes outside of downtown Asheville and couldn't be happier with this home base for Port City Amplification.