I thought I had better specify my location since this forum appears to be very international. I just bought a used Marshall VS265-212. Serial number claims it is a mid year 2000 amp. I have been playing guitar for 9 months, having started at age 62. My daughter, the music major, got me started when I retired. My drinking buddy/instructor has a Marshall 8200 stack and I figured I needed something like his at my house for practice. I like folk and country music and I find the Marshall's give a nice rich tone over the solid state Fender I initially bought. I use the amp for both acoustic and electric guitars. Glad to find this forum for help maintaining and enjoying the Marshall.