Jimmy Page Explains How He Decided To Uncover The 50-Year-Old Mystery Of His ‘Extraordinary Amplifier’

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing the story behind the legendary Sundragon amplifier he released back in 2020, in addition to resurfacing an interesting fact about his original amp which was a Supro Coronado.

As you may remember, Jimmy Page collaborated with guitar collector Perry Margouleff and Mitch Colby a year ago in order to create Sundragon amplifiers which started out with limited edition amplifiers that were made throughout 2019, all signed by Jimmy Page.

Due to the fact that all special edition amplifiers were sold out the minute they were released, Page produced a standard production model Sundragon amplifier. The standard model is a recreation of the amplifier that Jimmy Page used in order to create the sounds on Led Zeppelin records.

Jimmy Page recently shared a post on his official Instagram page remembering the day when the release of Sundragon amplifier was announced. Page stated that all the amps are the recreation of the one he used in Led Zeppelin recordings in addition to others such as Joe Cocker’s ‘With a Little Help from My Friends.’

In addition to this, Page also revealed the story behind how he came up with this exceptional amplifier, apparently, his original amp was a Supro Coronado, however, after falling out of the bus during an early Led Zeppelin tour, the amp had to be changed which ultimately resulted with a unique modification.

Here is what Page said:

On this day in 2020, the release of my Sundragon amplifier was announced.

Based on the overwhelming response to the limited edition Sundragon amplifier, we produced a standard production model Sundragon amplifier.

The Sundragon Standard is a follow-up to the immediately sold-out limited edition
amplifier introduced and delivered in 2019. The Standard is a faithful recreation of the amp that I used on Led Zeppelin I and other notable recordings such as Joe Cocker’s With a Little Help from My Friends.”

He added:

My original amp started our life as a Supro Coronado. After falling out of the back of the band’s van during an early pre-Zeppelin tour, the amp was restored and modified in significant ways. I realized that the sonic palette of his amp had changed to something new and unique.

After being shrouded in mystery for more than 50 years, I decided to share this extraordinary amplifier with the world.”

You can click here to see the Instagram post.