Marshall JCM 800 2203 Lead 100W 1988 Black

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $945$1,400

The JCM 800 stands with the 1959 Super Lead in the pantheon of all-time great Marshall guitar amps. Introduced in 1981 following the end of Marshall's limiting distribution deal with Rose Morris, the high-gain JCM 800 was quickly embraced by a wide range of rock players. The model was produced in a number of different version with varying wattage and inputting configurations. The 2203 in particular featured two inputs with a master volume and pre-amp volume control. The JCM 800 was replaced with the JCM 900 in 1990, though the 800 has been reissued since.

Years of Production: 1981 - 1990

Electronics: 100 watts, four x EL34 power tubes

Controls: Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master Volume, Pre-amp Volume 

Notable Players: Slash, Kerry King, Zakk Wylde, Tom Morello 


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