“Every meeting we have, we talk about the Model T”: Sunn confirms a reissue of its most iconic amp is in the works – and it might be more affordable than you think

Takeshi of Boris's ’74 Sunn Model T amps
(Image credit: Future)

The resurrection of Sunn Amplification has been one of the biggest guitar gear stories of 2023 so far, with Fender, in partnership with Mission Engineering, announcing the storied bass and guitar amp brand’s return, and confirming a new line of products, all made in the USA. But one question stuck out: where was the Model T?

There were the 100S and 200S tube amps. The Buzz Osborne-approved Beta Lead was back in production as a head and preamp. There were powered monitors, guitar cabinets – merch, of course, because since Fender put the brand on ice it has only appreciated year after year in cult appeal. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.