I am a total numbnuts when it comes to the equipment side of things but I can tell what sounds good and it is usually something with tubes in it. I still have my first stereo amp which I bought used with paper route money when I was around 11, a tubed Marantz 8B which is just a power amp. Many years ago, I tried to incorporate this little mother into my rig but ended up frying some of the components because of shear incompetence. As I write this, I am looking at it sitting on the shelf hooked up to a system that doesn't get any play anymore and it is calling to me... As a stereo amp, it has incredible sonics and puts out around 35w per channel. Talk about sparkly and sweet, this thing is king but it has pretty clean specs in a guitar amp sense. I am wondering if it could withstand the signal that is fed from a guitar setup or whether the hot signal would burn it up like I did in the past. This would probably be a great recording amp if you could mate it to a preamp and all the other necessary stuff. BTW, it weighs a ton for such a small package so I am sure it has big transformers and such...what else, it has EL34 power tubes, 2x on each side. Would it be possible to use as a guitar amp? What would you use to preamp the signal from the guitar? Would this make any sense or is it a wacked out idea? Any thoughts are welcome.