10 Best Guitar Amplifiers of 2021 Under $500

Updated: Mar 26

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#10 is the Fender Frontman 10G - https://amzn.to/36ll7EQ

This is what I remember a practice amp to look like. Extremely basic and easy to use. Clean and overdrive, aux input and 10-watts of power. Perfect for an in-home beginning guitar player.


Most notable: 10-watts, Lightweight, Simple design, Easy to use

No bells and whistles, just straight forward. This is a great amp for a beginner on a budget.


#9 Fender Champion 20 - https://amzn.to/2WTyN6G

2x as powerful as the Frontman 10G. Still very portable. 17 different amp models that will please almost everyone. With it's aux and headphone inputs, you can listen to your favorite music and play along with headphones to preserve everyone's sanity. Bonus ! Not quite enough juice to play live unless it's in a very intimate setting. A wonderful EQ section allows you to get just the right tone. Great for practicing with a little more power. No confusing features.


Most notable: 20-Watts, Small and lightweight, 17 Amp models, EQ section, Aux/Phone inputs.

A great amp for anyone looking for a practice amp with bit more power and capability. Being able to turn up a bit more when home alone is fun. With 17 different amp models, you can really pick and choose what kind of sound you want.