Posted: 3 September 2019
Over the years we’ve created a variety of weird and wonderful special editions, some for the mainstream market and others that are truly one-offs. Prepare to be wowed as we look back at some of our oddest creations.
If you want to get wacky, look no further than the 2060 aka the Mercury. Completely deviating from the usual Marshall style, the Mercury was available in either red or orange vinyl with a script logo that ran the whole way across the front. Sadly, this sunny amp was only in production from 1972 to 1973.
Designed to make your (club and) country proud, these 100W combos were a humble offering to all those wannabee Nashville superstars. They were originally released in brown vinyl with a straw-coloured fret but were later restyled to assimilate with the JCM800 range.
We wish everything could be as cute as this little 5W combo. With red vinyl, white fret cloth and its own badge, the Capri was almost unrecognisable as a Marshall amp. In production from 1966-67, only 100 were ever made. Tragic.
Forget playing with the big dogs, this amp was playing with the big cats. Launched in collaboration with Jaguar, the 1962JAG was a stunning celebration of our 40th anniversary. Only 40 were ever produced, each complete with a gold logo, Jaguar’s own white leather covering and the Jaguar insignia. Some of these limited-edition amps were given to endorsers like Slash and Kerry King while the rest were sold in a special charity prize draw.
What has Pat Cash been up to since retiring from tennis? Ordering Marshall amps of course. This dizzying Class 5 was modelled after his iconic chequered headband, finished with a gold logo for a little extra pizzazz.
Who wouldn’t want a wall of Marshalls covered in blood? Finished in white vinyl with a printed dripping blood design, these custom cabs for Sum 41 look like something out of a Stephen King novel. We hope these gruesome beauties don’t give you too many nightmares.
You want bling, we’ll give you bling. Madness guitarist Chris Foreman, aka Chrissy Boy, requested a gold amp and the results were quite simply awesome. These JCM900 and 1960 cab half stacks are truly unique as the gold snakeskin covering was bought in specially for him.
This one is a slap in the face. A hilarious band name and slogan on a 1936 is all you need. You may not have room for all your back banners and things on stage, but this unforgettable design means you’ll always have room for your amp up there.
We had our sights on this one the second we saw the design. Made for a shop in Newcastle, we think we’ve hit the bullseye with this one. A simple greyscale colour scheme on an already beautiful 1936 and you’ve got a recipe for perfection.
A hard rock band needs some hard rock cabs and that’s exactly what Cadillac Three got with this amazing backline of 1960B’s and A’s. Like the man Jaren Johnsten himself says: ‘when I see my Marshall rig it’s like I’ve jumped into a time machine and I’m thirteen years old again dreaming of being a rock god.’ Well, don’t say we never do anything for you, Jaren.
You wouldn’t want to mess with this beast! A great example of how creative you can get with your designs. Originally commissioned for the heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio and due to back him on tour, this set up would have been some incredible eye candy. Unfortunately, Dio passed away before they could ever make their way to him. They did not go to waste however as the amp was given to Dio’s guitarist Doug Aldrich who sold them at a charity auction.
Black and gold, what a combination. This blacked out little beauty has the Midas touch, everything that comes out of it turns to gold.
This gorgeous JVM410 head with a matching 1960A cab was produced for Yuki, the frontwoman for instrumental metal band: D_Drive. The blue roses on both the head and cab were specially designed in order to match the design on her own guitar. Don’t let the roses fool you, these things can kick out some serious sound, especially with Yuki at the wheel.
This gorgeous custom 1987x and matching ‘Pin-up girl’ 1936 cab is a masterpiece! Made for the Sixty Sounds shop in London, this awesome combo has a retro look with a modern sound and is sure to be eye catching.
It’s not just bands and music shops that go for custom amp’s, this thing of beauty was made for a software company. They may have their heads buried in code, but they sure know a thing or two about interior design if they’re using this to jazz up their office.
This groovy set of cabs were created for a band below ground, Lower Than Atlantis in fact. The stylish grey trim alongside the wavy frets replicate the band’s image in a simple yet stunning design. We can’t vouch for their ability to work underwater though.