Friends of Celestion and George Lynch gathered at Celestion’s NAMM 2011 show booth to celebrate the launch of the G12-50GL “Lynchback” signature guitar speaker. To the sound of popping champagne corks, Celestion Managing Director Nigel Wood toasted George and officially welcomed him to the Celestion family.
In 2010, George Lynch challenged Celestion to build his dream guitar loudspeaker. He wanted a new style of speaker, blending world-renowned Celestion vintage tonality with the capability of providing, on demand, a harder-edged and more modern sound.
“I’m happy and honoured to be part of this project, and to work with a product that I could be hands on with”, commented Lynch, one of the most recognizable names in heavy metal guitar playing. “I’m sure this speaker will stand the test of time,” he added, “and hopefully leave a legacy for tone-questers everywhere, and players who are looking … to get closer to that sound they are hearing in their head”.
The Lynchback incorporates the kind of detail and harmonic complexity found in vintage guitar speakers of the late 1960s, combined with increased headroom, and the attitude, aggression and mid-band character of some of the more modern Celestion speakers.
The result will be instantly familiar to George Lynch fans. The Lynchback delivers the ideal balance between detailed vintage warmth that makes your lead sound sing, and an up-front attitude that delivers punchier rhythm tones capable of cutting through the mix.