The best-selling guitar amps of 2019 revealed

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Here at Guitar World we can never get enough of year-end best of lists – especially when those lists are gearhead-centric.

With that in mind, recently released its list of the site’s best-selling guitar amps of 2019, encompassing both new and used sales.

It’s an interesting cross-section of brands and models, populated both by industry leaders like Fender, Vox and Kemper and outside-the-box surprises, such as Milkman Sounds’ The Amp guitar head pedal.

At the very top of the heap? Fender's Blues Junior

A particularly notable fact gleaned from the results is that, save for Kemper’s Profiler Powerhead, all of the entries fall squarely in the sub-$1,000 price range, demonstrating that, these days, you can get a great-sounding amp loaded with a ton of features without having to break the bank - as demonstrated in our guide to the best guitar amps under $500.

At the very top of the heap? Fender's Blues Junior, which, in Guitar World’s review, we called “a new benchmark for a portable workhorse combo with bolder, full-bodied tones and a natural-sounding reverb.”

In second place, meanwhile, is Boss’ super-versatile and incredibly affordable KTN-50 Katana, with the 100-watt combo version pulling in at number eight and the KTN-HEAD at 19.

Otherwise, the list is filled out by offerings from Peavey, Orange, Yamaha, Fishman, Roland, and lots and lots of Fender.

To check out the full top 20, as well as the site’s best-selling bass amps and amp brands, head over to Reverb.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.