Marshall has built some of the most popular and iconic amps to ever exist, and today they have a much broader price range than they used to. In recent years the company has produced more affordable amps like the DSL series and even some solid state modeling amps like the Marshall CODE.
Read the full review: Marshall CODE 50
This has opened up the brand to more people, making Marshalls more accessible to the lower-budget consumer. Other companies have produced similar economy lines and modeling options, primarily because they are just so popular and easier to sell.
Not everyone wants to (is able to) buy a JCM 800.
In our Marshall amp price guide we'll cover their most popular models and list prices from multiple vendors.
Pricing is up to date as of Tue, October 03rd, 2023.
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Marshall Amp Price Comparison from Multiple Vendors
This section lists many of the major vendors that carry Marshall amps. While we don't cover the pricing of all amps in the Marshall lineup, we've hit the popular ones and most of the best sellers. The prices on this table are sorted lowest to highest, though with several Sweetwater entries at the end.
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Price History for Lowest Priced Marshall Amp (from above table)
This price history graph follows the lowest priced Marshall amp from the above list. That will be pretty cheap, but the graph will also give you a general idea of the market and where it is trending, since brands tend to move the pricing of all their inventory based on relevant market conditions.
Price History for Marshall MG15GFX Effects Combo 1x8 15 Watts
|Current Price||$229.99||September 28, 2023|
|Highest Price||$229.99||December 13, 2022|
|Lowest Price||$229.99||December 13, 2022|
Last price changes
|$229.99||December 13, 2022|
How do I find Marshall amp prices?
The simplest way to find the price of a Marshall amp is to pick one you're interested in and check the popular vendors. We've found that Sweetwater is the most accurate barometer of general market value, while other vendors seem to follow their lead.
All of the vendors we've listed in the above table are worth checking out.
You can also check used markets like eBay and Reverb to get a feel for how much Marshall amps are selling for, secondhand.
You can generally expect a 10-15 percent (or more) discount.
Your other option is to use pages like this one. The prices we have listed are completely up to date and take into account multiple sources.
Why are Marshall amps so expensive?
There are a handful of reasons Marshall amps, particular the legacy models, are so expensive. We'll cover a few of them here.
- Tubes and analog circuits (in some versions): Tube and analog designs are more expensive to produce.
- Historical appeal of the brand
- Multiple channels and lots of control
- Widely sought after distortion sound
These factors are all playing a role and making certain amps pretty expensive. The JCM 800 is probably the best example of a high-end Marshall amp that has these factors driving up the cost.
Read more: Marshall JCM 800 price
What Marshall amp is the best value?
One of our favorite recommendations is the Marshall DSL20HR guitar amp. You can get the combo or head version, and both are excellent. Bobby has covered this amp in-depth:
Read the full review: Marshall DSL20HR
You can also checkout our list of the best Marshall amps overall:
Read more: Best Marshall amps overall
Features to Watch For
The features we recommend watching for in a Marshall amp are basically what we'd recommend for any amp purchase. So regardless of price, the following specs are the most important to note:
- Circuit type: Tube or solid state
- Number of channels: We recommend at least two channels
- Reverb included?
- EQ scope: We recommend at least bass, mid, and treble
- Distortion quality
How much you care about each feature will depend on your situation - what you need and what you want to use the amp for. But in most cases, these five features are good things to keep in mind as you shop.
How are prices set?
Price ranges are typically set within a series of amps, which is mainly based on circuit type (tube amps are more expensive) and the number of channels. However, within each series, pricing is set primarily based on the following:
- Amp wattage
- Speaker count
- Cab size
For example, a 50 watt Marshall amp is going to be a lot more expensive than a 20 watt Marshall amp, even within the exact same series.
Because of this, we often recommend going with lower wattage or less speakers to get the same tone quality and control of the more expensive amp. Even if it's not as loud, there are plenty of ways to get an amp as loud as you want these days, either with a microphone, attenuator, or balanced output.
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Questions and Comments
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Also let us know if there's a particular Marshall amp missing that you'd like to see included. We aimed to include most of the popular models but don't always get to all of them.
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