Rivera Sedona Lite (Split Grill version) 55-Watt Combo Tube Acoustic Guitar Amp

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$1,999
Rivera Sedona Lite 55 Watt Combo Tube Acoustic Guitar Amp

The Rivera Sedona is a hybrid tube combo amp that works for both electric and acoustic-electric guitars.

It is rated at 55 watts with a 12" Celestion G12T-75 speaker.

Channel 1 is designed for acoustic-electric guitars, with EQ controls for tone shaping and a 1" dome tweeter to handle the extra high frequencies of acoustic instruments.

Like many acoustic amps, this one has anti-feedback controls. It also comes with a built-in ES (Taylor's Expression System) option for better pairing with Taylor acoustic guitars.

Channel 2 works like a clean tube amp, and is designed to handle electric guitars along with pedals.

It comes complete with dedicated EQ and reverb.

Features

  • 55 Watts
  • Hybrid Tube Amp
  • Feedback Suppression
  • Two Dedicated Channels (Acoustic-Electric and Electric)

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 55 Watts
  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Channels: 2
  • Master Volume: Per Channel
  • Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" Speaker (4 ohms), 2 x 1/4" Tweeter (4 ohms), 1 x XLR Direct Out
  • Controls: Channel 1 - Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass; Channel 2 - Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Reverb, Presence, Level, Frequency
  • Speakers: 1 x 12" Celestion G12T-75, 1 x Dome Tweeter
  • Weight: 49 lbs
  • Dimensions: 20.75" x 12" x 18"

Pros

The versatility of this amp gets a lot of commendations, especially from those who regularly switch between electric and acoustic guitars. There are also a lot of positive comments about its acoustic tone, as well as its electric tone, thanks to its tube amplifier design. Many Taylor guitar owners also chipped in with their thumbs up, but it is not limited to just them - even those with Martin guitars have plenty of good things to say about the Rivera Sedona Lite.

Cons

There aren't any notable complaints with this amp, but note that the Rivera Sedona Lite, being a tube amplifier, is heavier than solidstate amps.

Overall

When we updated our acoustic amp recommendations in July 2020, this amp only missed out on being re-included by a very small margin. If you want to make the most out of your Taylor acoustic-electric guitar, or you want an acoustic guitar amp that can serve electric guitars, then check out the Rivera Sedona Lite. For our current recommendations take a look at our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Amps.

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