PRS Sonzera 20 Combo review

Reworked, redesigned, reinvigorated, PRS's versatile combo returns – and it's a bona-fide 20-watt powerhouse of tone

PRS Sonzera 20 combo guitar amp
(Image: © PRS Guitars)

Guitar World Verdict

The two-channel Sonzera 20 is a loud 20-watt powerhouse combo capable of multi-hued clean and crunch tones that are guaranteed to dazzle.


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    Sounds like an amp twice its price.

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    Channels are voiced to complement each other.

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    Lush cleans and sweetened crunch with clarity and definition.

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    Spring reverb is gorgeous.

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    Effects loop.


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    No direct-out bells and whistles.

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“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Yep, Yogi Berra, your eyes don’t deceive you – it’s definitely the PRS Sonzera 20 combo, but not the one you’ve seen before. In what appears to be a “New York minute” hiatus, PRS surreptitiously yanked the former titular amp and replaced it with the now-revamped Sonzera 20 combo amp

According to PRS chief amp designer Doug Sewell, “I am very happy to re-release the new Sonzera 20 combo with improved construction techniques, refined voicing and fresh cosmetics…” 

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.