Sunn Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 8 adverts covering a period of 4 years, from 1968 to 1972. Click the images to have a closer look.

Sunn Amplifiers - Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo Springfield
Sunn Amplifiers - 1968

Sunn Amplifiers - Ever felt the sound of the Jimi Hendrix Experience?

Ever felt the sound of the Jimi Hendrix Experience?
Sunn Amplifiers - 1968

Sunn Amplifiers - Ever felt the sound of the Aliis

Ever felt the sound of the Aliis
Sunn Amplifiers - 1968

Sunn Amplifiers - So Your Sound Is Different! Who Cares? Sunn

So Your Sound Is Different! Who Cares? Sunn
Sunn Amplifiers - 1969

Sunn Amplifiers - We Started with a Concept! Sound You Can Feel

We Started with a Concept! Sound You Can Feel
Sunn Amplifiers - 1969

Sunn Orion - What Could Be More Powerful Than 175W rms?

What Could Be More Powerful Than 175W rms?
Sunn Orion - 1969

Sunn Orion - Brian Stiddle Never Played a Sunn Amp Before

Brian Stiddle Never Played a Sunn Amp Before
Sunn Orion - 1969

Sunn Concert Lead - Upfront Sound in Back!

Upfront Sound in Back!
Sunn Concert Lead - 1972


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Sunn guitars for sale

One Pair Of 1970s Rogan Amplifier Knobs For Sunn Amps Witchhat USA

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 84105, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $52

1970s Rogan Knob PairUsed on Sunn Amplifiers Two Rogan USA knobs as used by several domestic amplifier manufacturers. Appropriate for some Sunn amps. Original set-screws included- located between the 10 and 0. Shafts are narrow- too large for Musicman. One knob's number text is quite a bit more faded than the other. No breaks, mods, or repairs. SKU# 3265... more

Vintage Sunn Mustang electric guitar 1980s Fender in Black

LONDON, NW10, UNITED KINGDOM

£70

This is a nice vintage Sunn Mustang Strat from the 80s, based on the info I've found online. It's a nice guitar, with sings of use and wear (see the pictures for reference!) It's in need of new strings, a set up, and a look at the wiring - the neck pickup works fine, but the other two aren't coming through. I'm not sure of the exact problem, but it shouldn't be too much of an ordeal to get fixed. Ideally for collection, but may be able to sort out postage if necessary - get in touch if you want ... more

Black Sunn mustang electric guitar 1980s Fender

LEICESTER, LE97AY, UNITED KINGDOM

£99

A great electric guitar from the 1980's in Black In really good condition for age see pictures Needs to be restrung as 3 are missing There is a few marks on white board would probally clean off with white spirt Authorised by Fender for sale Any questions please ask away I pride myself in buying quality items from house clearance auctions or car boots, I always try and check everything before listing and list any issues on the products, If you are not satisfied with anything you buy please ... more

1980s Sunn Mustang electric Guitar made in india

ATHERSTONE, CV9, UNITED KINGDOM

£160

these are sort after due to quality of manufactuer at the time in india , and eventually bought out by fender fair condition for year , red body needs paiting as its show a bit of road wear and tear . Jumbo frets are in good condition and the neck is in very good order . tuners are fine . 12 99 postage fully insured or cash on collection... more

Sunn Solarus tube amp-6550s, vintage c1970, serviced, guitar & bass friendly

PORTLAND, OREGON, 97220, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$545

This is a Sunn Solarus, made in Tualatin in the early 70s, with reverb, tremolo, and the classic Sunn combination of high circuit voltage, oversized transformers, and 6550 power section that create great clarity at lower levels and beautiful drive up higher. Sunn's higher fidelity also makes it perfect for use as either a high power guitar amp or a character filled (and plenty loud for most applications) bass amp This particular amp was fully serviced in 2011 with the following improvements ... more

1965 Sunn Smileface C-45 aka 200s amp matching 1x15 w / JBL-D140F. Pullman Tolex

ELMSFORD, NEW YORK, 10523, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3500

1965 Sunn C -45 top loader with a matching 1x15 cabinet With JBL-D- 140 F speaker. Pullman Railroad Tolex and purple front panel This is the later 1965 version Sunn made of the Toploader with the purple panel. This is the same amplifier as the 200 Sit’s just the first 1965 version. The Purple Panel ones are also supposed to be better than the earlier ones because there was something done to the preamp section. Amplifier is entirely stock and it sounds phenomenal. it’s the cleanest one I’ve... more

1966-67 Sunn Beach Boy PA 60W Tube Amp Extremely Rare

AUBURN, WASHINGTON, 98002, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4850

1966-67 Sunn Beach Boy PA. Extremely rare prototype precursor to the Coliseum PA. This is the same circuit as the Model 60, but with passive 4 channel line mixer feeding the input. Sound killer. Works great just recently serviced with new filter cap, JJ KT88's, and a vintage Mullard GZ34 rectifier by Solderhaus. May be original unit built for The Beach Boys as their first professional PA system. Very early Sunn amp. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have and I will be happy ... more

1965 Sunn Smileface C-65 amp #1009 & 1x15 cab W / JBL-D130F. 9th Sunn ever made!

ELMSFORD, NEW YORK, 10523, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5000

1965 Sunn C / 65 top loader Pullman Railroad Tolex amplifier in excellent condition with matching 1x15 cabinet with JBK D-130f. This one is the 9th Sunn amp ever made in 1965. Serial number 1009 It is also the earliest Sunn amplifier ever seen and it is the rarest of all Sunn amps. This is the only C 65 I have ever owned. They are much rarer than the C-45. I also think these sound better they have more power. Of all the top loader 1965 Sunn Pullman amps I’ve owned this is by far the best ... more

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