The Astoria is really amazing. I mean, I'm not just saying that from an owner's perspective, I mean there are so many great and useful features and little Easter eggs that make it such a kickass amp. It seems to me an amp so well-designed and so feature rich yet simply laid out, and handwired with decades of Marshall know-how, that it's destined to become a very sought-after amp. What do you think? If you're not familiar with the Astoria, I'll list the features to consider: * Handwired turret board construction * FX loop with manual on/off toggle and footswitchable on/off * No load master volume (allows to be used as non-master volume amp) * Pull body * Edge * 5w power reduction * FX loop engaged acts as 2nd overall master volume * Dual high/low inputs * Cathode biased * Classic Marshall logo plate * Custom tolex colors * Silver face plates and vent grills There are so many ways to use the features of these amps. You have half a dozen effective combinations of EQ, power reduction, body, gain, loop level, no load master, etc. Another cool feature is that you can turn the EQ controls and edge (presence) all the way off and play the amp with totally unboosted frequencies. This is not really anything special, but a lot of amps won't make any sound if the EQ controls are all off. I've discovered a couple of really nice sounds using it this way. The Astorias are very special, incredible sounding, fantastically designed, and masterfully handwired amps. It seems like a huge failure on Marshall's part that all these great things went completely under the radar because they just didn't market them effectively and only really for a short period of time. Given what I now understand, I think once the few remaining Astorias on the new market have sold, they will begin to increase in demand and value.