Blackstar Guitar amplifiers was born when former R&D engineers from Marshall amplifiers decided to branch out on their own, hoping to break free from the mold expected of them at Marshall. The result was Blackstar amplification, a company that has gained an excellent reputation in its relatively brief existence. Most of the company’s devotees are in the hard rock and metal genres, but their Studio and Club models have more versatility than just insane overdrive sounds, though the overdrive sounds are very good.
The amps are designed in the UK and produced in Korea to very exacting specifications. The result is a high quality but affordable amplifier capable of a wide variety of sounds.