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Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp  

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Overview

  • Two channels
  • 120W
  • 3-band EQ, semi-parametric mid, Mid Shift
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120 powerful watts with 16 onboard effects.

The Lead Guitar Series from Acoustic Amplification embraces the legendary heritage of Acoustic's legacy. Capable of limitless tones spanning every genre of playing, the G120 DSP combo amp's 120W of power and 2 - 12" speakers will fill any room with rich, pure sound.

The G120 DSP combo has Rhythm and Lead channels for a wide range of tones, along with 16 onboard effects for instant sonic enhancement:
Small Room Reverb
Medium Room Reverb
Large Room Reverb
Small Hall Reverb
Medium Hall Reverb
Large Hall Reverb
Slap Back Delay
Short Delay
Medium Delay
Long Delay
Echo Verb
Slow Chorus
Medium Chorus
Fast Chorus
Chorus Verb
Phaser

A 3-band EQ with Mid Shift lets you precisely match the G120 DSP's tonal response to your style and instrument. The aux input lets you practice by playing along with tunes on your MP3 or CD player, plus there's a headphone out for late-night jamming.

Features

  • Two channels
  • 120W
  • 3-band EQ, semi-parametric mid, Mid Shift
  • Onboard 16-effect DSP

Step up to the G120 DSP combo and experience tried-and-true Acoustic tone with rich digital effects. Order now.

 

Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 26-1/4"W x 20"H x 9-1/4"D
  • 42 lb.
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AcousticLead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (34)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Excellent sound (32)
  • Warm / comfy (27)
  • Portable (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (31)
    • Outdoor events / games (24)
    • Home studio (21)
    • Amateur recording (18)
    • Professional recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (26), Professional musician (9), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This Amp Rocks

    I bought the Loar LH-309 & LH-319 arch-tops with P-90 pickups. My old amp was the Peavey EFX-112 100-watt acoustic amp. My Peavey amp sounded good with my...Read complete review

    I bought the Loar LH-309 & LH-319 arch-tops with P-90 pickups. My old amp was the Peavey EFX-112 100-watt acoustic amp. My Peavey amp sounded good with my flat-top acoustic guitar with a piezoelectric pickup. However, my arch-tops with P-90's sounded like a banjo on steroids. I then got myself a V-Tone Acoustic Amp Modeler, with very little change. Then I tried the ZOOM A-2.1 Acoustic Effects Pedal, & I became frustrated. Fast forward through a hundred more youtube videos, I sensed that I might need to try a tube amp, but a quality tube amp is expensive. I saw this amp advertised on my facebook wall. When I read one of the reviews about this amp wanting to sound like a tube amp, I decided to try it. Wow! What rich tone & distortion & Loud!! My girls sound so good with the Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp. Thanks For A Great Deal Musician's Friend!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent little amp

    Has a great clean sound, the overdrive channel sounds great with my strat, but horrible with my Les Paul. Get the Behringer Vintage Tube VT-999 for your Les Paul. Great practice...Read complete review

    Has a great clean sound, the overdrive channel sounds great with my strat, but horrible with my Les Paul. Get the Behringer Vintage Tube VT-999 for your Les Paul. Great practice amp, and I'd use it to play out. Sounds good enough on my home recordings. Get your own chorus/delay and phase shifter though, and just use the reverb on the effects.

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    5.0

    Great little amp..

    By skarski

    from elberton ga.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this amp. to replace an amp. I brought to the church I attend. After getting it home, I was amazed by the clean channel on this little amp.. I ended up bringing it to the church, and bringing the other one back home. I have several amplifiers, all with their own great qualities. This amp. has some very nice built in effects, a frequency knob, that is quite nice to vary tones, and plenty of power for a relatively small amplifier. I did not spend much time with the dirty side of this amplifier as I was so enthralled with the clean side, so I will not comment much on that aspect. Fortunately, Musicians Friend included a great little demonstration video of this amp., so you can witness how much variety this little amp. has to offer. I am totally pleased with this purchase. The amp. has a great look to it as well.

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      5.0

      perfect ractice amp for a perfect guitar

      By JD

      from Springfield, Oh

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

        perfect amp for that perfect guitar. Best bang for the buck that I have seen anywhere.

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        5.0

        Best value

        By Jim

        from Bowling Green, Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

          Best value for a versatile combo amplifier. Quality materials, construction and most of all the versatile sound. I like the speakers. Bought one for myself and one for my beginning nephew. Highly recommended although I have only recently acquired the amp.

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          4.0

          I own an Acoustic amp?

          By Capt. Sac

          from West Virginia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

            I have owned probably 25 tube amps (mostly Marshall and Fender) throughout my many years of playing and have jammed or played through most amps of the past and present. So, I guess you could say that I have heard alot of amp tones. That being said, I purchased this amp as a back-up amp, a quick jam amp, for practice at home and because it was a real bargain. First off, this thing is plenty loud and it gets loud quickly. You don't have to turn the volume up much to obtain practice or gig level volumes. Overall, the tone you can achieve with it is a solid "good". I plugged in a no-frills strat with factory single coils and with the gain maxed I was in classic rock teritory with plenty of mid and bottom end. When I used a guitar with more powerful pickups or humbuckers I was into much heavier territory. The clean sound is also "good". I checked out all of the effects and they all sound ok. Not really useful while performing since you have to turn a knob to change an effect/setting or turn it off. Probably will keep it on one of the reverb settings and use my own pedals if I use it outside of the house. The amp seems like it is solid and it looks pretty cool. I did tighten a couple screws that were not completely tightened in the manufacturing process.
            Overall, this is a great deal for a 2X12", 120w, on-board effects amplifier. It was on sale when I ordered mine and I just couldn't pass this one up. Now, where did I put those ear plugs....

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            4.0

            Best Amp For The Money

            By Snooks

            from Rapid City, SD

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Color
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Takes Time Get Perfect

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

            A string of bad experiences with tube amps led me down the road to solid-state amplification; they're reliable and built like tanks. I have found that this amp is most useful when playing country music or heavy metal music. If you want to play blues, rock or any other close relatives of said aforementioned genres of music, I highly recommend using distortion/overdrive pedals to color your sound. The Lead channel is too thin and grainy to properly play these styles of music.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fabulous Amp

            By Guitarman

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

              Let me start by saying I am a complete tube amp snob. I own numerous tube amps and have avoided solid state amps for over 25 years. Recently however I thought I would give a solid state platform another try. Am I glad I did!
              This amp is excellently constructed and reasonably light. Most importantly it sounds great. As good as my main go to tube amp? No, but surprisingly good and certainly good enough to gig with and very enjoyable to play through.
              The clean channel is whisper quiet with plenty of volume on tap. Certainly enough to play with a band in a small venue without the need to mic the amp. I tried it with various guitars including a les paul with p90, a les paul with humbuckers, a strat and an epiphone Wilshire with mini humbuckers. It sounded great with all guitars. Tone controls are very useful with great variation in tone available. Effects are solid and useable. They don't have all the tweakability I would like but they sound fine. The over drive channel was a surprise. for lead it is great. It sounds just about as good as a nicely overdriven tube amp and better than many tube amps I have used. Sure it would be nice if it had its own tone section but I'm not complaining. It does a good job as it is. For crunch rhythm I was not as impressed. It certainly does not get the same warmth as a tube amp. As I am using it for lead and use a distortion pedal for rhythm crunch I have no issue with this. Speakers are fine and don't need to be replaced.
              This is a fabulous deal especially at the price these amps sell for. Would pay more than the selling price for this quality. Great value

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              5.0

              Big Fan of This Amplifier

              By Lukus

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

                I love this amplifier. It provides excellent tone no matter what genre I am playing, it gets extremely loud. I cannot turn it up 1/4 of the way without it shaking half of the house. The built in effects I'm not so astounded with, only a few of them are useful to me. The ones I do use work wonderfully and provide the precise sound I want. Effects or not, I still got a TON of amplifier for the price. It is aesthetically pleasing to me, it suits my style to a T. I've bought cords with white end-wraps to match the white trim whilst using it. This amp is sturdy as a rock too. The dual channels and high/low inputs are very helpful and I love the sounds I can get by activating the frequency control.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This thing is a beast!

                By Peabody

                from Easton, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

                  This is one serious monster of an amp. Huge sound, decent inboard effects and a price that can't be beat. Paired it up with my Digitech RP150 and I couldn't be happier with the sound I am getting. Event without the RP150 I was really pleased with sounds I was getting and talk about power this thing hasn't made it past 2 on the volume knob. We play loud and this thing has plenty of juice leftover for my needs.

                  A great amp at a great price. If there are any drawbacks I haven't found them yet. My buddy liked mine so much he bought the 100 for himself. We'll done Acoustic!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By brotatertot

                  from Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Powerful
                  • Recording

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I've had this amp for over a year now and I'm still very satisfied with it. It sounds fantastic. It's plenty loud enough to play gigs and shows with.
                    The speakers have a tight, thick sound. Clean tones can go from spanky tele sounds to dark jazz sounds, or even some pretty reverb-heavy ambiance. The gain channel can get pretty heavy with the amp turned up a bit; if you plan on playing at low volumes don't expect too much gain. Crank it up and it roars. I've recorded quite a bit of metal with this amp, both with the onboard gain channel and with distortion pedals, and I'm very happy with the tones I get.
                    This amp has exceptional tone sculpting capabilities, with a four-band EQ and an extra Mid-Shift switch that scoops out the mids. It has an extraordinarily balanced response; I don't know that in the year or two I've owned it I've ever boosted or cut any frequencies past 2 or 10 o'clock, respectively. I feel that it's tone is the best with all EQ controls straight up at twelve noon. Depending on what you play you may boost or cut something, but the natural response is even enough that it sounds great with little or no adjusting.
                    The DSP effects are a little cheesy in my opinion. I use the reverb some, but I hardly ever use the others. They don't detract from the amp of course, and it's great to have them even if they don't get much use.
                    Overall, it's cheap, sound awesome, is stinking loud, and quite versatile. I'd buy it again.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Lots of power

                    By Jerry

                    from Dothan, AL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp:

                      Was looking for an inexpensive amp to carry as a back up to my 100w tube amp so I thought I would give this combo a try. I don't care for the distortion sounds on this amp at all but the clean channel is very loud and clear. It works well with my pedals. Getting a slight buzz when powered up, which is noticable at low volumes. This amp is too powerful to be used as a home practice amp but is perfect for gigging in small bars or clubs. Initially I thought that one of the speakers was damaged but what I was actually hearing was the picture frames on the wall of my practice room vibrating. Sounds funny but even at low volumes this amp moves a lot of air. I'm happy with it and it should serve perfectly as a great little backup.

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