Sundragon is the result of a collaboration between Jimmy Page, Perry Margouleff and Mitch Colby. It is a faithful recreation of the amplifier Jimmy Page used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on Led Zeppelin 1 and other notable recordings. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy would like to present Sundragon, an amplifier that gives guitarists the opportunity to enjoy the sounds he created to shape the future of Rock and Roll.
A limited edition run of 50 hand built amplifiers will be made throughout 2019, all signed by Jimmy Page. A standard production run of the amp will be available later in the year (Sold out)
Sundragon is a faithful recreation of the amplifier Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on Led Zeppelin 1 and other notable recordings such Joe Cocker’s With a Little Help from My Friends. A limited edition run of 50 hand built Sundragons will be made throughout 2019, all signed by Jimmy Page.
Jimmy’s original amplifier started out life as a Supro Coronado. While on tour with Neil Christian the amplifier fell out of the band’s van. Not willing to give up on his beloved Supro, Jimmy had it restored. At that time the amplifier was also modified in significant ways. Jimmy realized that the sonic palette had changed to something new and unique. After being shrouded in mystery for more than 50 years, Jimmy has decided to share this extraordinary amplifier with the world.
What makes Jimmy’s original Supro Coronado sonically unique are the modifications that were done to it after it was damaged from falling out of an equipment truck. These details include:
Change from two 10” speakers to a single Oxford 12” Alnico magnet speaker reconed with a British style 8 ohm cone.
New baffle and grill cloth.
Small but significant circuit changes that alter the feel of the amp.
Before finalizing the Sundragon we analyzed every detail of Jimmy’s original amp. We incorporated the important circuit detail including NOS (New Old Stock) parts, transformers hand wound by the original manufacturer plus NOS tubes manufactured by Mullard and GE. While the speaker manufacturer who made the cone in Jimmy’s Oxford speaker is out of business we selected a modern speaker that captures the essence of the speaker in Jimmy’s amp. It is the Jensen P12Q with an Alnico magnet.
Because of the uniqueness of Jimmy’s iconic amp, and the work done on Sundragon, there is no other amp that can duplicate its singular aggressive sonic quality plus the interaction between the guitar and amp.