- Nov 14, 2016
- Reaction score
I’ll need an Astorichina so I can afford one if that’s not to much to ask.I loved the look of the Astoria- all of them. I find the modern Marshall head shell look (i.e. 800 series and beyond) as well as the black grill cloth /white piping really boring/bland/blah (30th Anniversary were nice) .
I much prefer the old 70s options with Purple, Blue, Green, White, Red , etc tolex, checkerboard and basketweave. And I think the Astorias were a welcome change. But I like variety- I hate seeing the SOS year after year. Things need a new coat of paint once in awhile.
That said, the modern boring look would not keep, and has not kept, me from buying them. An amp would have to be really fuggly for me not to bother with it, if it sounded great..like a tuck and roll Kustom or something level of ugly.