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Celestion Vintage 30 Classic Series Guitar Speaker (60 Watts, 12"), 8 Ohms

The Celestion Vintage 30 offers high output and vintage tone. The tight, responsive Vintage 30 is a natural fit for high gain tube amplifiers. (66) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Definition of Great Guitar Tone

Add focused, full-bodied crunch to your guitar sound while also satisfying the demands of today's powerful, high-gain amps: the Celestion Vintage 30 meets these dual needs with aplomb. Out of all of Celestion's speakers, the Vintage 30 is the one to go to for articulation and perfect representation of playing across the frequency spectrum.

Define Your Sound

Celestion touts the Vintage 30 as their 'most revealing speaker', and that's because it faithfully and fully reproduces all the nuances of a guitar's sound. There are no muddy mid-range boosts or overzealous high-frequency shelves, which means that an accurate, genuine picture of a guitarist's playing is what shines through. Down the years, players like Peter Frampton and Slash have chosen the Vintage 30 for this very reason.

Learn more about the Vintage 30 speaker and listen to tone samples with this video from Celestion:


A Modern Classic

The Vintage 30 traces its origins back to the late 80s, when there emerged a generation of hard rock guitarists who wanted amp tone with the warmth and crunch of classic rock, but that also had extra power and bite when needed. Celestion answered this call by employing their heavy-weight ceramic 'H' magnet along with and up-to-date cone and round copper voice coil materials. The result was a decidedly beefier, modern guitar sound, but one still built on the vaunted foundations of previous speakers.

At Home in Any Amp

The Vintage 30's 100dB sensitivity and 60W rating make it perfect for use in high-gain tube amplifiers. Many players choose to wire up a single Vintage 30 in their custom amp knowing that its refined response pattern will cover all the bases. But it's also at home in a quartet set-up, where you'll be amazed by the richness and level of detail you'll achieve. Finally, you can wire it up for both 8 and 16 ohms resistance.

The Classic Series' Most Detailed Frequency Response

Responsive across the audible frequency spectrum, the Vintage 30 slopes up in the low hundreds, evens out across the mid-range, and then has a remarkably nuanced curve in the rich 1K-1.5K range.

Features

- 12" diameter
- 70-5000Hz frequency range
- 50oz Ceramic 'H' magnet
- pressed steel chassis
- 1.75" diameter round copper voice coil
- 8 or 16 ohm impedance

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Celestion products.
- Power Handling: 60W
- Impedance: 8 or 16 Ohms
- Sensitivity (1W @ 1m): 100dB
- Resonant Frequency: 70Hz
- Frequency Response: 70Hz - 5kHz
- Magnet Weight: 50 oz.
- Country Origin: China
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
8 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): T3903
16 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): T3904
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 516-249-1399

Product Description

Think of your all time favorite guitar solo - chances are it was played through Celestion loudspeakers. When a toughened G12 radio loudspeaker was combined with an early guitar amplifier back in the 50's, who could have imagined the sound would be so influential. But the soft, creamy overtones produced by an overloaded valve amp through a Celestion speaker had defined a whole style of sound; one that powered the emerging guitar heroes of the period and, during the next 4 decades, became the undisputed Voice of Rock 'n Roll.

Be it Manchester Brit-pop, L.A. shred-metal, or Seattle grunge, it's more than likely coming at you through a Celestion. Most of the classic names in guitar amplification continue to rely on the unique tonal characteristics of Celestion loudspeakers to produce their trademark sounds.

Features

- Modern guitar loudspeaker designed to handle high output with vintage tone and style.
- Tight and responsive single note definition, with masses of volume and sustain.
- 100dB sensitivity makes the Vintage 30 ideal for use with high gain valve amplifiers.
- The first choice for many modern rock guitarists.
- Highest quality materials and components ensure supreme reliability and unparalleled tone.
- Available in either 8- or 16-Ohm impedance.
- The leading choice of classic names in guitar amplification.
- Now made in China. Same classic speaker; Chinese production plant.

About the Classic Series

Beginning with the legendary Celestion Blue, the world's first dedicated guitar loudspeaker, these Classic speakers have delivered many of the memorable guitar performances in contemporary music over the past four decades. Hand-built, using traditional methods to retain their unique tonal characteristics, the Classics are considered by leading guitarists and amp manufacturers as the finest guitar loudspeakers that money can buy.

To experienced ears, each of the Celestion Classics is instantly recognizable: the Blue for its exceptional dynamic range, the Classic Lead for its presence, the Greenback for its warmth, the Vintage 30 for its definition, the G12H for its tight bottom end, and the G12T-75 for its pure, unadulterated grit. No wonder Celestion Classic loudspeakers are the guitar world's Number One choice.

Six guitar loudspeakers that have come to define the voice of rock and roll.
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Overall: This is a great speaker for rock, tight low end, present midrange and smooth highs. Some folks are off put by the "upper mid spike" but in the right amp or paired with the right speaker this compliments the tone beautifully instead of being an annoyance. Great articulate sounding speaker. Highly recommend pairing it with a Swamp Thang in a 2x12.
Style of Music: Alternative, Blues, Rock
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"The speaker that truly delivers.....and much more."
Sound: I have this speaker in my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I play Country Music along with my Fender Telecaster. This combination is very clean, powerful , and loaded with tone. I plan to replace the Black Widows in my Twin Reverb with Vintage 30's very soon! Feature: The speaker is very well built and looks as good as it sounds. It carries itself perfectly in my kind of music. Quality: This speaker in conjunction with my Hot Rod Deluxe is a very reliable, powerful combination suitable for any gig. I've used it outside, in ballrooms, and on our last cd. No disappointments whatsoever! Value: The value is surprisingly great considering the low price. Manufacturer Support: No. I haven't dealt with them. The Wow Factor: It's fantastic. Overall: Ten years or more. I thought I was happy with the Peavey Black Widows in my Twin until I bought my Hot Rod Deluxe with the Celestion Vintage 30. I only hope my Twin sounds as good with a pair of Vintage 30's in them.
Style of Music: Country
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