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Blackstar’s Fly 3 Acoustic brings the game-changing mini-amp to fingerpickers

Blackstar Fly 3 Acoustic mini guitar amp
(Image credit: Blackstar Amplification)

Many have tried to topple it, but Blackstar’s Fly 3 remains the original actually-sounds-very-good mini guitar amp - and now the British amp co has brought the format to acoustic guitar players.

The Fly 3 Acoustic aims to give a little extra volume or sound dispersion to otherwise unplugged players, or even act as a personal monitor.

A pair of switchable EQ shapes are onboard, offering a flat response or mid-cut with low and high boost, while there’s also a built-in echo effect.

Other features include line-in and emulated-out jacks, as well as the ability to run the amp on batteries or a power supply.

An extension cab, available separately, doubles the wattage and offers a wider stereo field.

The Fly 3 Acoustic is available now for £69 (US price TBC). See Blackstar Amps (opens in new tab) for more.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

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, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).