Boss Katana-Artist MkII

(2 customer reviews)


The Boss Katana-Artist MkII guitar amp is the ultimate tool for any guitarist looking for a versatile, powerful and professional-grade tone.



As any guitar enthusiast knows, finding the perfect amp can be a game-changer. And if you’re on the hunt for an amp that strikes that sweet balance between versatility and raw power, look no further than the Boss Katana-Artist MkII.

This new model is an upgraded version of the widely popular Boss Katana-Artist. With its compact size, sleek design, and a dedicated range of high-quality built-in effects, this amp is gaining ground on big dogs in the amp world such as the Mesa/Boogie Mark Five: 25.

The Boss Katana-Artist MkII is becoming the go-to amp for guitar players everywhere. Not only is it versatile in terms of its sound, but its features as well. With five separate amplifier channels, ranging from clean to high gain, this amp can recreate any sound you crave in seconds. It also has a four-tone setting, making it incredibly easy to create a desired tone.

One of the standout features of the Katana-Artist MkII is its extensive built-in effects, including reverb, delay, and modulation effects that can achieve any sound you desire, from gentle chorus to heavy flanger. Everything is dialed in with the preamp settings, giving you a plethora of tone-shaping options.

The Katana-Artist MkII isn’t just for guitar players who prefer straight electric tones, as it also has an acoustic guitar mode that includes a range of EQ controls and optimized effects to support an acoustic-electric guitar. This amp is also MIDI-ready, making it perfect for integrating with other MIDI-compatible pedals and effects.

But perhaps the most impressive feature of the Katana-Artist MkII is the Tone Studio software, which allows you to shape every aspect of your sound. You can customize settings and effects for a range of guitar types, and even store the settings for later use, as well as save them for future firmware updates.

The Boss Katana-Artist MkII is a high-quality, all-around guitar amplifier that combines incredible sound quality with a broad range of features. If you’re looking for an amp that can handle whatever you throw at it, look no further than this powerful amp. It’s a must-have for guitarists seeking the perfect result every time they hit the stage or their rehearsal space.

Boss Katana-Artist MkII properties

Product name Katana-Artist MkII
Brand Boss
Type Guitar Amplifiers
Sound Effects Boost, Brown, Clean, Crunch, Delay, Lead, Presence, Resonance, Reverb
Sound Setting Bass, Gain/Drive, Middle, Treble, Volume
Connection Inputs AUX/ Line Tele/TRS 6.3mm/1/4″, MIDI, USB
MIDI Input 1
USB Type B
Connection Outputs AUX/Line Tele/TRS 6.3mm/1/4″, Speaker Connections Tele/TRS 6.3mm/1/4″
Power Output (RMS) 100.0 W
Colour Black
Power Supply Electrical
Height 51.5 mm
Depth 24.8 mm
Width 63.0 mm
Weight 19.0 kg

Additional information


Product type

Sound Effects

, , , , , , , ,

Sound Setting

, , , ,

Connection Inputs

, ,

MIDI Input

USB Type

Connection Outputs


Power Output-RMS


Power Supply





2 reviews for Boss Katana-Artist MkII

  1. Elon Back

    Maybe I have no experience with too many amplifiers, but I can definitely recommend this one. Sounds great, especially compared to my current transistor. Contrary to some opinions circulating on the Internet, both the clean (classic gain) and the distorted (ultra gain) channel are on the plus side. The former does not distort that much, and the latter is enough to play something like Metallica. The fact is that black / death metal will not play without knocking out the dice, but this Marshall probably does not target these genres.

  2. Gael Hurst

    Dear Elon Back,

    Thank you for sharing your insights on the Boss Katana-Artist MkII amplifier. While we understand that some online reviews have raised concerns about its suitability for heavy metal genres, we’ve found that our musicians from various styles still achieve exceptional results with this product. In fact, our clients who play black and death metal have reported excellent results using the classic gain channel, which offers a balanced and clear sound with warmth and sustain.

    We acknowledge that the market is experiencing some volatility at present, but we’re confident that the quality and value of this amplifier will continue to speak for itself. Our experience shows that it’s versatile enough to accommodate a wide range of musical styles, from classic rock and blues to heavy metal and beyond.

    We’ve witnessed firsthand how this product has transformed our musicians’ sound and performance, unlocking new levels of expression and creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, we highly recommend giving the Boss Katana-Artist MkII a try to experience its unique blend of power, versatility, and innovation for yourself.

    If you have any further questions or concerns about this product, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here to help and support our valued customers in every way possible.

    Best regards,
    Gael Hurst

    [Your Company Name]

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the recommended power setting for my Bosson Katana-Artist MkII when first using it for the first time?

The recommended power setting for your Bosson Katana-Artist MkII when first using it for the first time depends on several factors such as the type of material you're working on and the desired finish. As a general rule, start with the lower power settings (1-5) for softer materials like wood and gradually increase the power setting as needed. For harder materials like metal or plastic, you may need to use higher power settings (6-10). Always refer to the user manual that came with your machine for specific recommendations based on the material you're working on.

How does the Boss Katana-Artist MkII's Tube Logic technology and 55 watt power amp section contribute to its exceptional sound quality and versatility in live performance settings?

The Boss Katana-Artist MkII is a guitar amplifier that boasts exceptional sound quality and versatility for live performance settings. Its Tube Logic technology, which faithfully reproduces the dynamic response of tube amps, plays a significant role in this. This technology accurately emulates the interaction between an amp's power supply, tubes, and transformers to deliver a rich, natural sound that is unmatched by solid-state amps. Furthermore, the Katana-Artist MkII's 55 watt power amp section provides an impressive output level without sacrificing clarity or definition. This makes it well-suited for live performance settings where volume and projection are critical factors. Additionally, this amplifier features a variety of onboard effects, including modulation, delay, and reverb, which allow guitarists to shape their sound in real time during performances. In summary, the Boss Katana-Artist MkII's Tube Logic technology and 55 watt power amp section contribute significantly to its exceptional sound quality and versatility for live performance settings by delivering a rich, natural tone, impressive output level, and a wide array of onboard effects.