Celebrating a Legendary Guitar Speaker

The Celestion 100 Meticulously hand-crafted in the UK, the Celestion 100 celebrates the world’s first purpose-built guitar loudspeaker which, in various guises, has voiced some of the most legendary and memorable riffs and solos of all time. Invented in 1936 as a radio speaker, the general purpose ‘G12’ was used in many applications. Several versions […]

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A Century of Sound: The Story of Celestion

On the occasion of our 100th anniversary, A Century of Sound: The Story of Celestion is a detailed and engrossing history that tells how Celestion grew from a company building radiograms in a tiny factory in South-West London to become the internationally renowned loudspeaker brand it is today. Covering 226 pages, this hard backed volume is […]

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The Celestion Interview: Brian Weafer, Yorkville Sound

(Pickering, ON) — Canada’s Yorkville Sound has come a long way since its beginnings in the back room of the original Long & McQuade music store in downtown Toronto where, in 1963, co-founder Peter Traynor built the now-iconic Traynor DynaBass bass amplifier as a rugged, reliable alternative to the models of the day. Today, Yorkville […]

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The Celestion Interview: Andreas Hecke, Founder of Tube Amp Doctor

Established in 1993 as a guitar amp repair shop in Worms, Germany, the Tube Amp Doctor has grown to be a world-leading company providing electron tubes as well as many other parts for both musical instrument and home hi-fi applications. If nobody else has it, chances are they do. Needless to say, the guitar amp […]

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G12M-50 Hempback: True American Flavoured Tone

Part science, part dark art: cone design is perhaps the most artisan element of a guitar speaker’s manufacturing process. It relies on the formulation of a cellulose mixture (paper pulp) that’s in balance both chemically and tonally. The paper mixture requires various additives, the correct beating process and the appropriate shape forming method; all of […]

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PowerProX18: Extreme Reliability + Relentless High-Quality Bass Performance

Today’s sound reinforcement systems are designed to more exacting standards than ever before, so it is necessary for low frequency loudspeakers not only to be able to perform well, but to maintain that standard of performance over long periods of high-power use. Many drivers function well on initial testing and the first few hours of […]

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The Celestion Interview: Lee Anderton, Andertons Music Company

Founded in 1964, Andertons Music Company has risen from a family-owned guitar shop on the southwestern outskirts of London to an online retail powerhouse whose name is recognized the world over. Their videos are legendary, approaching products with honesty and no small amount of humour, which has grown their YouTube channel to over 805,000 subscribers […]

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Date Codes: How Old Is My Speaker?

One question we’re often asked is “how old is my speaker?” Well, whether it’s truly vintage or was built just a handful of years ago, if your speaker is in reasonable condition, then it’s straightforward to find this out for yourself. Most Celestion chassis drivers have been marked with a date code (two numbers and […]

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