Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amplifier 100W

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Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amplifier 100W

Gearank Recommendation

The Champion 100 appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $500 from when we published the first edition in March 2018 until it had been out-ranked by other amps in July 2020.


Behind its old school silver grille cloth front fascia, the Fender Champion 100 is a value packed amplifier that combines power with nifty features.

To start off, it has a 100 Watt amplifier section that drives 2 x 12″ speakers, more than enough for most venues, while keeping the price tag reasonable.

The amp’s first channel is based on old Fender Blackface clean, while the second channel lets you choose from 16 different amp voices, from overdrive to high octane distortion.

It also comes with 16 effects that expand your tone options even further. To better accommodate existing guitar rigs, Fender equipped the Champion 100 with effects loop connection.

The Fender Champion 100 is an old school looking amp that can go toe to toe with any amplifier in this price range, be it in terms of features or sound quality.


  • Power: 100W
  • Speaker: 2 x 12″
  • Amp Modeling: 16 Amp Models + Blackface Clean
  • Effects: 16 Effects
  • Input:1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/4″ (FX Loop In), 1 x 1/8″ (Aux), 1 x 1/4″ (Footswitch)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ (FX Loop Out), 1 x 1/8″ (Headphones)
  • Weight: 40 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can find in our guide to The Best Guitar Amps Under $500.