How much does the Marshall JCM 800 cost?
The legendary Marshall JCM 800 is still on the market, available brand new from most major instrument retailers. But what can you expect to pay? Currently, the JCM 800 is retailing for ERROR on Sweetwater.
The Marshall JCM 800 (specifically the lead series) is one of the most popular amps that has ever existed. It has been used by countless pros for decades, spawning a ton of custom models and different versions of the amp head. But the original is still in production and can be found on several major retailers.
We've put together a simple price guide to cover where you can get the JCM 800 and who has the best price. Keep in mind, pricing for this type of amp isn't likely to change often, or to deviate between vendors, but if you just want a live/current look at where the market stands, we've got it here.
Important note: Do not get the Marshall JCM 800 Studio Classic mixed up with the JCM 800 Lead Series.
The model we're looking for is the JCM 800 2203x.
We'll look at comparison tables first.
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Marshall JCM 800 Price from Multiple Vendors
When we published this price guide, there were only two vendors that we have agreements with who were also carrying the JCM 800: Guitar Center and Sweetwater. Musician's Friend also has the JCM 800, though we don't have agreements with them to display live pricing. Check their JCM 800 options here.
Prices accurate as of Mon, October 02nd, 2023.
Price Alert Sign Up (lowest price among vendors listed)
As we mentioned the JCM 800 is expensive, which usually slows down price movement. But if it does go down you can sign up here for a notification email. Aiming for a 10 to 15 percent discount is a realistic target.
Marshall JCM 800 Price History (lowest price)
If there is only one bullet point on this graph, it just means the JCM 800 hasn't changed in price since we published this page.
Price History for Marshall Jcm800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head
|Current Price||$3,549.99||September 28, 2023|
|Highest Price||$3,549.99||November 15, 2022|
|Lowest Price||$3,549.99||November 15, 2022|
Last price changes
|$3,549.99||November 15, 2022|
Reverb is the used market we recommend most for musical instruments. And while it typically has more of the JCM 800 Studio Classic, you can almost always find a few JCM 800 Lead Series amps.
Depending on when you check, discounts can be really steep. We've seen them come down to around $2000.
Here's a price from Reverb that updates daily, and includes the number of Marshall JCM 800s that they have in stock, as well as the lowest price among them.
Check availability on Reverb: Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series
As we've already mentioned, the JCM 800 Studio Classic is much cheaper. We'd recommend that as the most ideal alternative, though here are some few others that you should also check out:
- Marshall SV20H
- Marshall SC20H
- Marshall DSL100HR
- Marshall ORI50H
These are all great amplifiers that are cheaper than the JCM 800 Lead Series (some way cheaper), but still capture the vibe and feel of vintage Marshall tone.
The JCM 800 Lead Series is not a great amp if you're looking for a deal or bargain. It's a pro-level solution and priced according to its quality, longevity, and popularity. We wouldn't recommend holding your breath on a significant discount.
If you've settled on it, just go ahead and buy one.
Look on Reverb and eBay first, if you don't mind buying used or secondhand. Otherwise stick to a new option from a company that'll provide support after your purchase.
If you have questions about our Marshall JCM 800 price guide, leave it in the comments section below and we'll talk.