Gear Reviews

Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 – guitar amplifier review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the September issue of the magazine features a review of Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 guitar amplifier, which has been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The instrument was delivered for review by Hughes & Kettner distributor in Poland, Amtec.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Krzysztof Blas, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“Throughout the years, Hughes & Kettner has been known for a modern approach, pioneering innovative concepts which, over time, became a popular standard.”

“Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 is a ferfectly designed amp.”

“Sound-wise, the GrandMeister is jaw-dropping. Authentic tube tone and flexible gain range let you find yourself in many musical genres. It is a devilishly good sounding tube amp with brilliant clean and thick overdrive tones. An absolute black horse on the market!”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Hughes Kettner GrandMeister 36


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.