Celestion Announces the Availability of the Highly Anticipated Hempback Guitar Speaker

Ipswich, UK (January 23, 2023) —Celestion, the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of guitar loudspeakers, well-known as the “Voice of Rock & Roll” behind many of the world’s most memorable guitar performances, is very pleased to announced the worldwide retail availability of the highly-anticipated G12M-50 Hempback guitar speaker, which takes Celestion tone in an exciting new direction.

The first-ever hemp cone guitar speaker built by Celestion, the Hempback represents a new development in Celestion’s never-ending pursuit of outstanding tone. The cone was specifically chosen for its tonal character and combined with a medium-weight ceramic magnet, the Hempback has a tone that is distinctive and well-defined: delivering a balanced low end, plenty of mid-band character together with smooth, silky highs.

The speaker is particularly targeted for use in American voiced amps, for example combos such as a Fender® Deluxe Reverb® or Blues Jr.®, delivering true American-flavoured tone along with cleans that are second to none. Load up a Hempback for a smooth and “smoky” sound that’s musical and responsive, and let the hemp tone shine through.


Nominal diameter     305mm/12in

Power handling        50W

Nominal impedance 8Ω, 16Ω

Sensitivity                  99dB

Chassis type             Pressed Steel

Voice coil diameter  44mm/1.75in

Voice coil material    Round copper

Magnet type              Ceramic

Magnet weight                      0.9kg/35oz

Frequency range     75Hz-5000Hz

Resonance freq.      75Hz

About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers

An important element to essential British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll, Celestion Guitar Speakers are famous for their lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime. With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at: info@celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.