Sunn Amplifiers

The Sunn Musical Equipment Company's history is about as "American Dream" as it gets. After a Portland-based band had a little hit song called "Louie, Louie" and found their amplifiers couldn't fill larger halls, they enlisted the help of a family member to build them louder amps and thus Sunn was born. Thanks to their impressive power, Sunn amps went on to be staples on the major touring circuit through the '60s and '70s, used and endorsed by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who. The brand was briefly saved and resurrected by Fender in the 1990s and 2000s, but ultimately the vintage behemoths like the Model T and 1200S are what commands the attention of collectors and modern day working musicians. Today, Sunn amps are a symbol of pride for a variety of metal players including many in the doom and drone metal communities.