Skip to main content Skip to footer
FREE Standard Ground Shipping (edit) Get Details

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Top Seller

Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp

Item #: 
1274034482361
  • Write a Review

Marshall's AS50D is a 50-watt, 2 x 8" acoustic guitar combo amp with 2 channels, including a phantom-powered microphone channel. It features a redesigned tweeter, digital chorus and reverb, and an ant... Click To Read More About This Product

IN STOCK & READY TO SHIP

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price:
$39999
    Warranty Options
+ Add to Wish List
Special Financing Offer
Guitar Center Gear Card

Special 6-month financing^ + learn how to earn 5% back in rewards. Valid through 12/31/2100
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

 
Free Store Pick Up Available Today Fairfax, VA (15.38  mi) View More Stores For Availability Store Information


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM

QUESTIONS?
Connect with an expert instantly.

Call us: 866-498-7882

  • Protect Your Gear
  • Free Shipping
  • Easy Returns
Overview

Marshall's AS50D is a 50-watt, 2 x 8" acoustic guitar combo amp with 2 channels, including a phantom-powered microphone channel. It features a redesigned tweeter, digital chorus and reverb, and an anti-feedback notch filter. Each channel sports its own volume, EQ, FX loop, and D.I. output. Master volume, line out and RCA inputs round things out nicely.

Believe it or not, the Marshall design team does not consist solely of metal heads, rockers, and blues lovers. The award-winning, critically acclaimed AS50D is proof of their diversity and expertise.

FEATURES

  • Output (RMS): 50 watt
  • Channels: 2
  • Speakers: 2 x 8"
  • Volume: 1 per channel
  • Independent EQ for each channel
  • Microphone input
  • Phase switch
  • Phantom Power
  • RCA Inputs
  • Anti-feedback notch filter
  • Channel Assignable Chorus
  • Digital Reverb
  • Master volume
  • FX loop
  • D.I. Outputs
  • Line Out
  • Polydome Tweeter
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions: 21.34" x 16.38" x 10.28" (542 x 416 x 261 mm)
  • Weight: 35.3" (16 kg)
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
5 year parts/ 3 year labor warranty.


GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Click To Read More About This Product.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection
  • Expedited repair or replacement
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
MarshallAS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this amp

I just got my AS50D via UPS today. Where do I start? I am playing a Taylor 114ce thru this amp and it sounds fantastic. The twin 8" speakers project well without...Read complete review

I just got my AS50D via UPS today. Where do I start? I am playing a Taylor 114ce thru this amp and it sounds fantastic. The twin 8" speakers project well without distorting the natural sound of the guitar. Plenty of volume for a 50 watt amp. That being said, watts aren't everything. I have another marshall amp (mg100hdfx w/mg412a cab)and its a good half stack, don't get me wrong, however, if I had to choose between my 100 watt half stack and my new AS50D I would get rid of the stack in a heart beat. I'm talking about over-all quality comparitively. The AS50D amp has two channels with independent volume and high/low EQ. I have heard some criticism that there is no midle EQ...not really a big deal. I have had no trouble at all finding perfect balance in tone so take that with a grain of salt. In addition to the two jack inputs, there is a mic input on channel two that can be used simultaneously with the guitar...What an amazing feature. I can hardly verbalize how big of a problem this solves for the small-gig-solo-guy. I have been playing and singing thru this amp all day and it is amazing. Guitar and vocals blend very, very well. Even the effects are good. Just chorous and reverb, but what more do you need when playing acoustic? If you are an effects nut, no problem, there is an effects loop on board in the back so you can hook up whatever you think you need. Over all, this is a straight forward, easy-to-opperate amp. Sounds good, looks good, practical, versatile, cost effective. Unless you are going to be playing in a huge auditorium (and I do mean huge) 50 watts will do just fine, so don't bite the hype hook and get reeled into the 100 watt unless you really need it. Word to the wise. Awesome amp!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Never

I purchased this amp after reading many reviews and being impressed with the overall sound quality from a 50W amp. The first time I used this amp for a gig, 2 of the gold...Read complete review

I purchased this amp after reading many reviews and being impressed with the overall sound quality from a 50W amp. The first time I used this amp for a gig, 2 of the gold caps on the adjustment knobs fell off in the back of my car and soon realized that 7 of them where not put on with any type of adhesive and could easily fall off. But this was minor compared to what I would soon find.

I decided to look more closely at the various components and removed the back cover of the cabinet. What I found was two unmarked 8" speakers and nothing to identify them as Celestion as advertised by Marshall. I contacted Celestion directly and after sharing pictures of the product ID tag on the magnets and the speaker chassis shape, this was their response:

Hi Gary –

From the tag panel and chassis shape, I'd have to say it's unlikely to be one of ours.

Regards,

The Doc
Dr. Decibel,

Reviewed by 36 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(53 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't Be Happier

By Guitar9

from Upland, CA

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is a great acoustic amp. It brings out the quality of the guitar and has many little differences for the levels of the music. It is perfect for playing in any room that is not seating more than one thousand but it can cover that without problems. IT is also great for vocals and guitar at the same time because it allows you to play with both.

(48 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this amp

By Theopholus1978

from Bethany, MO

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I just got my AS50D via UPS today. Where do I start? I am playing a Taylor 114ce thru this amp and it sounds fantastic. The twin 8" speakers project well without distorting the natural sound of the guitar. Plenty of volume for a 50 watt amp. That being said, watts aren't everything. I have another marshall amp (mg100hdfx w/mg412a cab)and its a good half stack, don't get me wrong, however, if I had to choose between my 100 watt half stack and my new AS50D I would get rid of the stack in a heart beat. I'm talking about over-all quality comparitively. The AS50D amp has two channels with independent volume and high/low EQ. I have heard some criticism that there is no midle EQ...not really a big deal. I have had no trouble at all finding perfect balance in tone so take that with a grain of salt. In addition to the two jack inputs, there is a mic input on channel two that can be used simultaneously with the guitar...What an amazing feature. I can hardly verbalize how big of a problem this solves for the small-gig-solo-guy. I have been playing and singing thru this amp all day and it is amazing. Guitar and vocals blend very, very well. Even the effects are good. Just chorous and reverb, but what more do you need when playing acoustic? If you are an effects nut, no problem, there is an effects loop on board in the back so you can hook up whatever you think you need. Over all, this is a straight forward, easy-to-opperate amp. Sounds good, looks good, practical, versatile, cost effective. Unless you are going to be playing in a huge auditorium (and I do mean huge) 50 watts will do just fine, so don't bite the hype hook and get reeled into the 100 watt unless you really need it. Word to the wise. Awesome amp!

(39 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound & Great Value

By RC

from Corona, California

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I've been shopping for an acoustic amp and decided today on the Marshall AS50D. I use a Line 6 Spider II for my electric guitar needs but have only owned one electric guitar amp that would do right by my Ovation, the Roland JC120. The AS50D is not as fancy as it's 100 watt brother, but considering the cost differance between the two I can't see where you can go wrong with the 50 (unless you just actually have the need for 50 more watts). The sound is bright and clear with no noticeable feedback. It can be cranked loud and not loose anything the way of quality. I really don't think you could go wrong with this amp for your acoustic needs.

(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Choice!

By RockyM

from Malverne, NY

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I was given a gift card ($500) recently for GC and I couldn't decide if I wanted an electric guitar with an amp combo or an acoustic amp for my Martin D15 Custom Guitar. Not being a singer, but an harmonica player, I figured that I'd amp my Martin and get a Shure SM57 mic for my harp. Well, I am very happy with my choice. This amp from what friends who own Martins say really captures the Martin sound and is clear and projects the lows and highs with such clarity. They are amazed more than I. I'm glad I live above a movie theater, cause this amp for 50 watts is LOUD. For me I am glad I did get this amp. I was interested in the FenderAcoustasonic 30 DSP Combo and Behringer Ultracoustic ACX900, but I wanted an amp that had less bells and whistles and just projects the original sound of my instruments. Even though the price is higher, I am not disappointed! Great Amp. I?m more confident in my playing and ability and I look forward to my first open?mic night. If you?re like me and need to make a choice, for me, the choice is the Marshall AS50D.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

little powerhouse.

By Steve Kunkel

from N. Mankato, Minnesota

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I've used numerous combo and reg amps, and for the money this is the top of the line. I love the chorus and reverb, and being able to run a Shure SM58 through it is a real plus. It has plenty of power for solo entertaining, or for just practice. Kudos to Marshall for a super little powerhouse.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerfull Little amp

By Mark Rogers

from Miami, FL

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp has every feature I could want except Echo. I guess An effects pedal will have to do. Sounds great with my Martin Guitar with Fishman pick-ups. This amp roars like a lion and my Sure 81 mic works great with the phantom power. Great for song writing, gigging, or just to have great fun with. Highly reccomend. With two channels this amp is a winner. Well done Marshall.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for acoustic and vocal, and a great value.

By Colin

from Los Angeles, CA

Site Member

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

Just bought the amp. I read many reviews before buying the Marshall, and in general, the reviews I read were good/great, and I agree with them. As far as the negative reviews: I would think that the problems people have had with reliability might stem from bumping the front panel knobs (which are somewhat exposed) when moving/transporting. This can mess up the circuitry and solder joints fairly easily, and that can result in intermittent problems of all sorts. Note:I'm using it in lieu of a pa for a single in small venues. I compared it against the Fender Acoustasonic 90, and preferred the warmer, more present, in-your-face sound, rather than the someone's-playing-in-the-room sound (although nice). Also, the Marshall's 2-8" speakers push more air than the Fender with 1-8", and it's considerably louder than the Fender. The Fender also had more feedback problems and they were harder to control. The Fender does have more effects and they are nicer, but in use, the Marshall's verb on guitar and vocals do a nice job. The chorus is OK too. Yes, it does not have a middle control, however, the freq notch knob is a great (maybe a better) substitute. Set you treble and base, then sweep the warmth in with the notch filter at about 1:30 (? 860 hz). Cranked with my upper end Takamine acoustic with an open sound hole, feedback was not really a problem. The amp has a warmth and a bit of a tube-like compression and sort of a growl, but it add to, rather than detracts from the acoustic's sound (in my opinion, of course); it reaches out and grabs your attention. It does the same to vocals (full and warm). You won't be floaty background musak with this amp. Can you tell I like it? And, it's a great value for the money. Tip: Get it off the floor a bit, with a stand or foot stool. That really cleans up the low end.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wasent expecting to sound good but it sure does

By dannylightning

from tennessee

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

PROS. great sound quality with my Taylor 310 CE, light, small and easy to carry, very user friendly, aux input, looks nice, effect loop, D.I. output, phantom power (not sure why you would run a condenser mike on a amp though) Cons. the chorus is kind of lame (i think it should have a delay instead), when you hook up a ipod or music player they sound lousy. when i got this amp i went to the music store to check out acoustic amps. the chord was already plugged in to the Marshall so i gave it a try with a Taylor 414ce that was at the store, i did not expect it to sound good. i hit my first chord and said wow, than i tried the other small amps. fender, fischman and Rolland, not impressed. than there was the Gnez Benz, wow weee!!! awesome but the price tag, i go back to the Marshall and still thought it was a rockin little amp, its didn't sound bland and boring like the rest. and if you guitar has a eq you can get killer high end out of it if you want, it also has nice smooth bass response and a all around nice well rounded sound.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Full Sound

By K Daniel

from Austin, TX

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp last Friday. I play an Ibanez Montage acoustic guitar with a pre amp and effects in the guitar. I also have a 1950 Harmony Arch Top that is mic'ed, So I did not need or want a lot of bells and whistles. I play small venues but most are out doors with other musicians. I just wanted something that had a nice rich full tone so I could finger pick etc with out getting the "electric tinny sound" like from a normal electric amp. I tried out several different amps in this price range and settled on this one. This amp really enhances the sound of both types of guitars I play. Not only is it full and rich it is a Marshall. How much better can it get?

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quite happy with it.

By Scott

from Dallas

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I really have no significant complaints about this amp. I tried this one and the Ultrasound. The Ultrasound has a warm tone but is a bit buzzy sounding and had a bad vibration with anything more than a bare minimum of bass in the eq. This amp does color your sound a bit, more so through channel one (designed for piezo) than through channel two. The tonal coloring is nice though and minimal. The tweeter is a bit chimey for my tastes but is not bad overall. The quality is first rate and volume is adequate for my needs although I don't play professionally and don't know how the volume would be in various venues. I've played the Fender acoustisonic and the Acoustic AG30 and neither were as nice as the Marshall.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding

By Robert Albano

from Metairie, LA

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I had a couple of bad experiences with other brands of acoustic amplifiers before I found this Marshall. I played it, along with every other amp they had, at GC and found it to have a warm, brilliant sound in spite of only having a 2 channel EQ in the head. The chorus and reverb effects are really good and allow lots of room for adjustment so you can dial in exactly what you want. At practice this amp has no problem cutting through the rest of the band. Produces clear sound at high volume and feedback hasn't been much of a problem at all. We play small to medium venues. I run a Boss GE-7 EQ pedal through the effects loop and it opens the sound up very nicely. I also run my guitar through a Boss floor tuner and an XLR line to the board. I get no hum from this amp at all. I have no problem hearing my guitars at gigs. This amp is relatively light and easy to transport. The review guide suggests I describe the "look" of the product. Okay. It looks nice. Has a different sort of finish to it, but, honestly, I couldn't care less how it looks. I'm thrilled to finally have found an amp that delivers what I want at a price that I found very reasonable. If I could change anything about it, I would be happy to pay a little more for a gain control on the XLR output and a couple of mid range knobs in the EQ. I probably wouldn't have put that goofy balance sweep between the two channels where the reverb is concerned. I don't think it would have been too much trouble to give each channel its own level control. These things aren't bothersome enough to stop me from buying another AS50D if I ever wear this one out, though. I like this amp very much and recommend it with no reservations.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great deal !

By steven

from florida

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

best amp period. blends well in any room. pro features on rear panel. good clarity and volume. projects very well. some acoustic amps have an under powered mic channel but not this one. you can easily sing over the guitar. good chorus and reverb. great looks too! many folks mistake this amp for an early 70's amp. A+ ! this is an easy to use no frills amp. less is more. just plug and play. reliable too!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Never

By Gary

from Murrieta CA

About Me Experienced

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I purchased this amp after reading many reviews and being impressed with the overall sound quality from a 50W amp. The first time I used this amp for a gig, 2 of the gold caps on the adjustment knobs fell off in the back of my car and soon realized that 7 of them where not put on with any type of adhesive and could easily fall off. But this was minor compared to what I would soon find.

I decided to look more closely at the various components and removed the back cover of the cabinet. What I found was two unmarked 8" speakers and nothing to identify them as Celestion as advertised by Marshall. I contacted Celestion directly and after sharing pictures of the product ID tag on the magnets and the speaker chassis shape, this was their response:

Hi Gary –

From the tag panel and chassis shape, I'd have to say it's unlikely to be one of ours.

Regards,

The Doc
Dr. Decibel,

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!

By Steve

from Louisiana

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I shopped around for a good acoustic amp for at least a month. I tried everything I could get my hands on to see what was the best bang for my buck. In the end there is no competition, this amp outperforms every other amp I played through. Great tone, well built, easy to use, and way more sound than you would expect from a 50W amp. I don't think you could really complain about an amp that performs this well.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased!

By Mark S. Bianco

from Syracuse, NY

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

After 3 months of shopping, finally decided on the Marshall AS50D for my '78 Ovation Balladeer. Very happy with the sound. Chorus is the best I've heard and that includes Fender, Behringer, Laney, and Acoustic. Very clear and loud, as 50 watts goes a long way with acoustic guitar. Great tweeter sounds more like hi-fi than in your face horn sound. Fit, finish, switches, pots, and knobs are all top notch. Recommended.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic Amp out there

By David Black

from Elizabethtown, PA

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

This is a great amp. The sound reproduction is perfect with no distortion of your acoustic guitar. Add a little chorus or a little reverb. Doesn't change the natural sound of the guitar. Great amp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such a Great Amp

By Colin MacKnight

from Bethesda, Maryland

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp has it all; great sound, lots of power, two channels, effects, and a great look. It is worth way more than $389 because you have the option of staying true to the sound of your guitar or improving it with reverb, chorus, etc. At first I thought that the chorus was an unnecessary luxury but I started fiddling with it and if it is used minimally, it improves the sound so much but does not sound like normal effects. You do, however, have the option of turning it all the way off or all the way on (because there are depth and speed knobs for it). An amazing amp in every aspect.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME SOUND!!!!!

By marc kieffer

from Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

After I purchased the as50d I was amazed at the quality of the sound this amp produces. I play acoustic shows with my cousin who plays through a Fender Acousticsonic Jr. wich has a tremindous sound quality. I played through a Behgringer and the sound just was not there, This Marshall has the low end that just carries very well the effects are just enough to high light the sound the chorus is sweet. The vocal side of the amp is very clear the reverb tops it off with sweet tone this is differntly the amp for gigs with out a pa and the line out is much better than having to pic the amp. MArshall would get a 150 rating on a 100 scale from me. Thanks Marshall for making music sound so good!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than your money's worth

By Donald Hightower

from Marietta, Ga.

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I've used several brands of acoustic amps over the years. I had the Marshal as50r previously. I liked it alot, so I bought this AS50D. What an improvement. The clarity has improved,the chorus and reverb sound studio now. Plenty loud enough to gig, but I mainly DI out to my PA and use it for monitoring. This is the best amp in this price range.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Dave Nutty

from S

Comments about Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

This little thing is great! Just bought it this weekend. Tested this against the Acoustic 60 Watt. No comparison. It has less features but the sound is more natural to a true acoustic guitar. I have a Takamine 341SC and play Neil Young, Eagles, ect. and my voice and guitar are aligned exceptionaly. It is the only amp I've tested that truly makes my guitar sound like it is acoustic in an open enviroment. I even had another customer's opinion when I was testing these amps out. Believe me, I did a ton of research and testing. The blind customer agreed that, even after he played several guitars through these amps, the Marshall won every time. That was it for me and I bought it. Best buy ever!

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.