The Astoria Black Custom is a hand-wired Marshall made in the UK exclusively for us here at Andertons! It's exactly the same as the Astoria Custom 30 inside.
To match our new fancy branding, we decided an awesome Marshall amp with a matching black and white colour scheme would be just the thing to go along with the rebrand. It also features the vintage looking Marshall 'Plexiglass' logo. Read more about the rebrand here.
Astoria Custom 30 Inside
The Astoria Custom 30 Watt combo featuring a 12” custom-voiced Celestion Creamback speaker that has some great unique features. As well as having distinctive tone, the format includes a single channel design with Boost switch to add plenty of natural gain when needed. The character of the amp goes from mildly mannered to pure tone heaven.
On top of that, there is an Edge control to make the overall tone brighter or darker, as well as a Master volume, Power Reduction and Bright switch. On the rear panel of the Astoria Custom is a footswitchable FX loop with Send, Return and Level controls. If the FX Loop is unused, the Level control can be used as a volume boost.
The Astoria Series is expertly crafted and is designed, engineered and constructed to the highest possible standards at the Marshall factory in Bletchley, England. Astoria’s all-valve heart comprises of an ECC83 (12AX7) preamp, GZ34 rectification, and a KT66 output stage, which is cathode biased and has no negative feedback – a characteristic of many classic, vintage amplifiers.
Here's what Marshall have to say about the Astoria
The Astoria series is about pure, unfettered, vintage tone - from loud, unbroken clean to sublime saturation.
The new Astoria Series has been built not only for the sonic connoisseur who craves hand-wired, point to point, all-valve tone, with world-class build quality and attention to detail, but who also desires contemporary features and functionality.
To this end, the Astoria Series features footswitchable Channels, gain Boost and series FX Loop, with push/pull tonal switching and power reduction
- Master Volume
- Power Reduction
- Edge Control
- Bass, Middle, Treble Controls
- Brightness Switch
- Boost Switch
- Gain Control
- Body Switch
- Lo & Hi Sensitivity Inputs
- Series Valve FX Loop with Level Control
- Footswitch Included (for Boost & FX Loop)
- Contemporary Hand Wired Design
- 30 Watt Output
- 4 x ECC83 & 2 x KT66 Valves
- Two Tone Covering
- Colour Coded Marshall Logo
- Brushed Aluminium Panel
- Made in the UK
- Dustcover Included