The 7 Best Acoustic Guitar Amplifiers

Updated December 15, 2016 by Daniel Imperiale

7 Best Acoustic Guitar Amplifiers
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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. For musicians who venture out into larger venues, one of these acoustic guitar amplifiers will be invaluable for projecting your playing. Offering a range of effects as well as simple amplification, they come in a variety of sizes and weights to meet the needs of both studio sessions and the portability requirements of buskers and regular gigs around town or around the world. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best acoustic guitar amplifier on Amazon.

7. Fender Acoustasonic

The 150-watt Fender Acoustasonic helps you reign in aggressive treble tones from acoustic pickups with the help of its string dynamics compression. Combined with its feedback elimination option, the Acoustasonic provides a clean, controllable tone.
  • voicing option for different guitars
  • 5 year warranty coverage
  • limited control over effects
Brand Fender
Model 2313600000
Weight 30.8 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. Roland's AC-60

Roland's AC-60 manages to create a stereo sound in a very small design by packing two 6.5" speakers into its portable cabinet. It also features a wide mode designed to split a signal across the stereo output, creating a more engrossing sound environment.
  • comes with a carrying case
  • instrument shape selection
  • weak 30 watt output
Brand Roland
Model AC-60
Weight 27.4 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Marshall Acoustic Soloist AS50D

The Marshall Acoustic Soloist AS50D delivers a fair amount of power through a pair of 8" speakers, allowing you to make good use of ping-pong delay & other pan-based stereo effects. Unlike most of the black amps in this category it comes coated in a brown leather exterior.
  • dedicated mic and instrument jacks
  • nuanced reverb and loop effects
  • lackluster equalization
Brand Marshall Amps
Model AS50D
Weight 36.3 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

4. Ecoustic E110 by Peavy

At 55 lbs., the Ecoustic E110 by Peavy is one of the heaviest acoustic guitar amplifiers on the market for a model with a single speaker under 12". What it lacks in portability it aims to make up for in power, providing 100 watts across two channels.
  • 9 band eq panel
  • phase inversion capability
  • unattractive and dated design
Brand Peavey
Model 03600120
Weight 56.1 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. AER Compact 60 Twin Channel

The AER Compact 60 Twin Channel utilizes a single, heavy 8" speaker to achieve its uniquely warm tone. Despite the smaller size of the speaker, the amplifier weighs in at 20 lbs., belying the large, powerful magnet housed within its frame.
  • dedicated color selection swiitch
  • wide dynamic sound range
  • too expensive for some artists
Brand AER
Model COMPACT-60/3
Weight 19.3 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Yamaha's Desktop THR10C

Yamaha's Desktop THR10C is a smaller, more portable option among acoustic guitar amplifiers. It features a single 1/4" input channel with a basic tone control, microphone style selection, and an auxiliary output for use in the studio.
  • onboard chromatic tuner
  • chevron pattern grill cutout
  • six-way effect controls
Brand Yamaha
Model THR5A
Weight 6.7 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Fishman Loudbox Artist

The Fishman Loudbox Artist offers two channels with identical equalization controls, each of which accepts 1/4" and XLR inputs through split ports. Its 120-watt bi-amp design is loud enough to fill any sized venue without mic-ing the amp.
  • 24 volt phantom power
  • front mounted headphone jack
  • channel mute feature for tuning
Brand Fishman
Model PROLBX600
Weight 29.4 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.


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