The Blackstar Sonnet 120 has one primary purpose: to deliver natural-sounding acoustic guitar amplification. And it succeeds brilliantly, retaining every ounce of your instrument’s tone, while revealing the unique nuances of your playing. This top-shelf acoustic combo is particularly adept at capturing percussive accents, tapped harmonics, and other unconventional playing techniques. Ideal for solo performers, the Sonnet 120 incorporates separate microphone and instrument inputs, along with a line input and Bluetooth. Player-friendly tone-shaping, including perfectly tailored 3-band EQs, an acoustic-optimized highpass filter, and an unobtrusive, yet highly effective anti-feedback system are also at your disposal. You also get four onboard reverbs, which add the perfect amount of studio-quality sheen to your performance. Dual effects loops, USB and XLR D.I. outputs and an adjustable tilt-back stand round out the Sonnet 120’s robust feature set. Powerful, light, and compact, the Sonnet 120 is pro quality all the way.
The guitarists here at Music Experience have a strong disdain — as do most acoustic players — for amplifiers that alter the sound of our instruments. After all, we install high-end piezo systems In our guitars to capture their natural tone. Why would we want to change it? Blackstar understands this. That’s why they designed the Sonnet 120 to be as transparent as possible. It faithfully amplifies the natural response of your acoustic instrument — it’s just louder. If you’re picky about your acoustic guitar tone, the Sonnet 120 is the perfect acoustic guitar combo amplifier for you. Just ask Jon Gomm — he relies on the Sonnet to capture his unorthodox arsenal of modern, neo-Michael Hedges playing techniques, and it definitely delivers the goods.
The Blackstar Sonnet 120 makes dialing in your tone easy. Of course, its transparent sound gives you a great starting point. But beyond that, fine-tuned 3-band EQs enable you to tailor the amp to your venue with a minimum of effort, while Shape buttons toggle between a flat response and one with a mid-cut and high/low boost. An optimized highpass filter enhances your instrument’s acoustic resonance, while a Brilliance control injects your piezo with the perfect amount of high-end sparkle. An effective anti-feedback system quashes unwanted squeals while staying out of your way sonically. You also get four built-in reverbs (Hall, Studio, Chamber, and Plate) to add the final bit of polish to your performance.
If you’re a solo performer, you’ll value the Sonnet 120’s real-world features. Dual inputs — each with their own separate set of controls — accommodate both your instrument and your microphone. If you use a condenser mic, you’ll appreciate the onboard +48V phantom power, while pad and polarity reverse functions ensure maximum sound quality in any situation or environment. The Sonnet 120’s flexible outputs enable easy USB recording and XLR DI-ing to front of house. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity makes streaming backing tracks from your smartphone a breeze (there’s also a line input if you’re going old school). You also get dual effects loops for effortless pedalboard integration, and footswitchable reverb and amp mute. The Sonnet 120’s handy tilt-back stand is icing on the cake.
The Sonnet 120 is the bigger sibling of the Sonnet Series. With 120 Watts of power delivered through a 1×8” speaker + 2x tweeters, this amp will provide enormous volume suitable for any stage. Sonnet 120 comes equipped with all the features of the 60W model plus: 2x additional reverbs (Studio & Chamber), Anti-Feedback and Phase controls for both channels, Phantom Power and Pad options for both channels, independent FX-Loop and XLR DI for either channel.
Sonnet faithfully amplifies the natural response of your acoustic instrument capturing every nuance of its tone and your performance.
Sonnet has a wide dynamic range and has been carefully designed to reproduce the full frequency range produced by an acoustic instrument. From the extended sub response required for percussive styles, to the ultra-high frequency territory covered by many piezo pickups – Sonnet gives you full control over everything. The High Pass Filter (HPF) and Brilliance controls allow you to adjust the crucial body resonance and piezo high-end of your acoustic instrument.
Sonnet cabinets are acoustically ported, providing the level of bass response and control you would expect from a set of studio monitors.
Record with ease with low-latency USB audio out plus mix D.I. XLR for perfect recording and mixer connections.
Each model has two independent channels, microphone and instrument, with their own EQ and reverb level settings. With additional line-in and Bluetooth connections, all four inputs can be used simultaneously.
Sonnet’s High Pass Filter and Brilliance controls allow you to fine-tune crucial acoustic instrument frequencies, allowing easy adjustment of body resonance or controlling of sometimes spiky piezo pickups.
The Sonnet 120 are available in classic, sleek black covering with black grill and control panel or stunning cream covering with copper grill and matching control panel.
Attach your Sonnet 120 to a standard 35mm PA stand for performances using the optional SA-2 stand adaptor.
Connect the FS-17 two way footswitch to control reverb on/off and toggle mute.
All Sonnet amplifiers are packaged in recycled materials.
Referenced against the world’s most revered vintage and modern reverb units, Sonnet comes equipped with stunning Hall and Plate reverbs. The larger 120W model features two additional selectable reverb types: Studio and Chamber.
Sonnet amplifiers feature instrument and vocal microphone inputs, line-in, and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio playback. All 4 inputs can be used at once for ultimate versatility.
Instrument and vocal microphone inputs, MP3/Line In, and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio playback. All 4 inputs can be used at once for ultimate versatility.
Fine-tune your audio levels and signal routing for USB recording with our free Rec Route software. Choose between a wet stereo mix of your two channels, or an independent dry capture of channels 1 and 2.
|Number of Channels
|1 x 8", 2 x Tweeter
|1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR-1/4" combo, 1 c 1/8" (aux)
|3 x XLR (Ch1/Ch2/DI)
|1 x Type B
1 x 1/4" (Mute/Reverb on/off)
Birch Plywood with Blonde Tolex
|Standard IEC AC cable
|Manufacturer Part Number