“The world needs it back”: Sunn Amplifiers – the brand used by Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend and countless doom metal heroes – has been revived with the help of Fender

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

Fender has partnered with Mission Engineering to revive Sunn Amplifiers – one of music’s most historic guitar amp brands, whose list of previous users features the likes of Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix.

A key player in guitar amp development and innovation throughout the 1960s, Sunn amps is being brought back for modern players – and this time it’s got help from Fender, which bought the brand back in the mid '80s.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.