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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 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.

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Blackstar Fly 3 Acoustic mini guitar amp

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Blackstar Fly 3 Acoustic mini guitar amp

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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 for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He's spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and a decade-and-a-half 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.