Blackstar gives its Studio 10 6L6 a Surf Green makeover

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 Surf Green
(Image credit: Blackstar Amps)

NAMM 2021 isn't taking place in the physical realm this year, but you'll find all the hottest January gear launches in our guide to the biggest guitar, amp and pedal releases of 2021 so far.

It just wouldn’t be NAMM season without a Blackstar special edition, and this year’s is a doozy, as the British guitar amp co decks its Studio 10 6L6 combo out with rather dashing new Surf Green livery.

As well as the fresh tolex, the 10-watt Classic A combo also gets a basketweave grille, cream chicken-head knobs, a tan handle and white piping.

Other than that, this special-edition is spec’d as per the regular Studio 10 6L6 – it’s voiced towards classic American clean tones, with the added option of a footswitchable boost, as well as an emulated output and series effects loop.

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 Surf Green

(Image credit: Blackstar Amps)

A sole 6L6 power tube is onboard, while the amp is fitted with a Celestion Seventy-80 1x12” speaker, and comes with a one-button footswitch.

The Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 is available now for $599 – the very same price as the regular 6L6 edition.

See Blackstar Amps for more info on the Studio 10 lineup.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.