Best guitar amps under $1,000 in 2024: 9 top combo amps and heads

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If you’ve got the budget to shop for the best amps under $1,000, then the world really is your oyster, as this is serious amp territory. From the most powerful modeling amps to tube combos and heads, you definitely won’t be short of options in this price range. Too much choice is a serious issue but, luckily for you, we’ve dredged through all the specs and stats to give you our top picks of the best amps under $1,000. There are some great options from PRS, Fender and Orange that will cover a huge range of genres and playing styles. 

While it’s true that the more you spend, the more you get, it’s definitely possible to find a fantastic-sounding guitar amplifier at the cheaper end of the scale, as this guide to the best guitar amps under $1,000 proves. 

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).

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