The world's first dedicated guitar loudspeaker and a part of musical history. Back in the 1950s, Celestion witnessed the emergence of a new breed of musician - the electric guitarist - and responded to their needs for a rugged, reliable loudspeaker by modifying the G12 radio speaker. The unique tonal character of the Celestion Blue, combined with the valve amps of the time, helped to define the electric guitar as we know it today.
In its original incarnation as the G12 T530 it appeared in several different liveries, including chrome, red and silver. Used by many classic amplifier manufacturers of the time, it was the Blue version's adoption by Vox for their AC30 that ensured its place in guitar tone history.
The Blue has a bright, lively character with a carefully controlled bottom end and shimmering highs which remains popular and distinctive to this day.Loaded into a single 12" or 2 x 12" cabinet, this legendary loudspeaker suits a wide range of playing styles.
The Blue found favour with notable guitarists like Brian May, due to its glorious dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant bell-like top end. When coupled with a suitable amplifier it evokes rich definition and develops beautiful musical compression when pushed. According to tone enthusiasts worldwide, the Blue is the benchmark for guitar speaker perfection.
- Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
- Power Rating: 15W
- Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 100dB
- Chassis type: Pressed steel
- Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
- Voice coil material: Round copper
- Magnet type: Alnico
- Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
- Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
- DC resistance, Re: 6.4 Ohms
- Diameter: 12.2", 309mm
- Overall depth: 6.625", 168mm
- Magnet structure diameter: 5.0", 128mm
- Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
- Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm diameter
- Number of mounting slots: 4
- Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
- Unit weight: 9.3lb, 4.2kg