Buying Guide:Not a Cover Brand

Introducing the new MG series: Not models, not digital forgeries—just 100% pure, unadulterated Marshall!


As digital modeling amps have become more pervasive in the gear world, you may have noticed that many claim to re-create “classic British tone.” It’s no secret that phrase is industry code for one word—Marshall. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so to our Marshall-modeling competitors, we say “Thank you!”


That said, although many modeling amps do provide a wide range of tones, it’s not realistic to think a $100 practice amp can match up to the 100W, all-tube stacks; legendary vintage amps; or boutique, handwired combos your heroes used on classic cuts. Rather than focus on re-creating the sounds of other amps, we at Marshall choose to continue doing what we do best—designing and building amps that let your individuality shine through.

Marshall prides itself on a history of innovation, not emulation. We are an original, and so are you! Rather than being a jack of all trades, we’d rather be the master of one—tone! That's why Marshall has set the standard for decades, offering amps that capture our unmistakable legacy and allowing you to sound like yourself.


Introducing Marshall’s range of stunning sounding and surprisingly affordable MG amps. This Marshall amp series is comprised of 11 amps in total—nine combos, a microstack, and a 100W head—plus two 4x12" cabinets, angled and straight. All 11 amps boast our acclaimed analog tone and nine are totally programmable, featuring four channels (Clean, Crunch, OD-1 & OD-2), (speaker) Damping, plus an impressive offering of Digital Effects. These effects include Modulation (Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibe, or Octave), Delay (Hi-Fi, Tape, Multi, or Reverse) and Reverb (Studio or Spring). From the portable, 2W MG2CFX combo to the gig-ready 100W MG100CFX head, the Marshall MG range has something for everybody and every budget.


Add to this, Marshall’s groundbreaking Stompwear—a patented, programmable footswitching technology that works with a regular guitar cable—and you quickly realize that this Marshall range is no toy.


Start shopping the selection at Musician’s Friend today—discover more about these guitarist- and wallet-friendly amps. Marshall MG amps don’t need to copy others or make misleading claims, they’re already the warm-up/practice amps of choice for Zakk Wylde, Kerry King, and Yngwie Malmsteen. That’s the Marshall difference … we're not a copy brand, we’re the real deal.


View complete details of the entire Marshall MG Series on our website and find out what it means to play the real thing!