Blackstar Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition

10W Limited "Anniversary Edition" Combo Amplifier with Retro Looks for Home or Studio Use

  • Crisp yet punchy 12" Celestion Seventy 80 Speaker
  • ECC83 preamp tube with harmonically rich overdrive
  • 10W Power circuit with EL34 tube for superlative, warm British crunch
RRP: $1,199.00

Celebrating 10 years of glorious Blackstar tone and capturing the essence and, crucially, the player feel of the original flagship amplifier, the Blackstar Limited Anniversary Edition amplifiers manage to do so with an elegantly simple arrangement of four controls, plus a switch to introduce an additional gain stage for ultimate flexibility.

This Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition is a low gain, classic crunch amplifier with an ECC83 valve in the preamp stage. A hot preamp Boost can be engaged – either via the front panel or the included footswitch – for authentic classic rock / indie rhythm playing and vocal leads.

Much of the distinctive character of a single-ended valve amp comes from the way its power stage clips, bringing out the nuances of the chosen power amp valve. This Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition amplifier features an EL34 power valve – in keeping with the original Artisan 100 – which produces a superlative, warm British crunch when pushed hard using the Master Volume.

The 10 Watts of output power driving a Celestion speaker makes this Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition the perfect amp for practicing and recording at home or in the studio, and for smaller live performances. Professional features such as a specially-voiced reverb, footswitching and an effects loop augment the sonic experience, making this amplifier fully equipped for today’s exacting performance requirements.

Completing the versatile feature set, a cabinet emulated line output is included for silent practice, recording or for supporting your live sound into a PA. The signal for the emulated output is taken directly after the power amp to ensure that you can capture and record the tonal characteristics of the Class A configured EL34 power valve and output transformer being pushed into saturation.

Key Features:

  • ECC83 valve in the preamp stage
  • Specially voiced EL34 power amplifier
  • Clean and Boost settings, which are footswitchable
  • Specially voiced Reverb, speaker emulated output and effects loop
  • A super cool retro styling
  • A Celestion 70/80 loudspeaker
  • Volume, 'Boost', Tone, Reverb and Master Volume controls
  • Standby / Power switch
  • Emulated Output (mono, taken after the power amp) 
  • Series effects loop with Level switch 
  • Footswitch (FS-4S supplied [1-button to activate Boost feature], or use an optional 2-button for Boost / Overdrive and Reverb) 
  • 3 speaker outputs – 1x16 Ohm, 1x8 Ohm and 2x16 Ohm
  • Weight: 14.7Kg
  • Dimensions (WxHxD in mm): 473 x 421 x 251



Brand Blackstar
Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs) 17.0000
Amplifier Type Valve
Number of Speakers 1
Speaker Size 12
Reverb Yes
Digital Effects No
Channels 1
Power (watts) 10
Speaker Type Celestion Seventy 80
Preamp Tubes ECC83
Power Amp Tubes EL34
Included Accessories Footswitch
Manufacturer Model Number artisan-10ae
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