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.

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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 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.