Celestion G12M Greenback Classic Series Guitar Speaker (25 Watts, 12")

Use the same guitar speaker as some of the world's greatest guitar heroes. It is the definitive Blues Rock speaker but is perfect for all types of music.

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.

G12M Features
This speaker, with its distinctive green magnet cover, shaped the sound of British Rock in the 70's.

Responds wonderfully to the guitarist's playing dynamics.

Warm, woody sound, with enough brightness and punch to cut through the rest of the band.

The definitive Blues and Blues Rock speaker.

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 4 decades. Hand-built, using traditional methods to retain their unique tonal characteristics, the Classics are considered by leading guitarists read more 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.

From authentic vintage reissues to cutting edge designs, each model has been created to perform in every conceivable situation.

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.
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Power Handling: 25W

Impedance: 8 or 16 Ohm

Sensitivity (1W @ 1m): 97dB

Resonant Frequency: 75Hz

Frequency Response: 75Hz - 5kHz

Magnet Weight: 35 oz.

Country of Origin: China
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
16 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): T1221
8 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): T1220

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-996-8637
Web: https://celestion.com/about-us/contact-us/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (28 ratings)
Submitted May 10, 2014 by Ted M in Toms River, NJ
"Awesome speaker"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I have a Peavey Classic 30 and a '80 Led Paul custom. The Blue Marvel speaker that came with the amp always had that ice picky sound to it. I began a quest for tone (never ending for guitar players). Changed out the original 490 humbucker and SD Allen Holdsworth model for classic '57 & '57 plus. Then started looking at the amp. The amount of replacement speakers can be overwhelming however I kept coming back to the greenback. I just couldn't find anything close for this price range. I wanted a classic sound with a little bit of bite to it. I plugged in my DS-1 and with a couple of adjustments from EQ I was in tonal eargasm. This is a very nicely balanced sounding speaker that also sounds awesome clean or dirty. Also I have to say that living in NJ helped with shipping. I ordered Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon it was on my door step.
Very clear and musical. Celestion nailed it with this speaker that would suit anyone's playing style.
Features? Tone, tone, tone.
Ease of Use
Install was pretty straight forward in my Peavey Classic 30.
The speaker seems well made from China.
For $125.00 this thing is a steal. I am now thinking of building my own 2x12 cabinate and plan on using at least one greenback in it.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to deal with support.
The Wow Factor
Not sure if I would try a different brand from now on. Celestion is a tone junkie's dealer.
Musical Background:
been playing on and off for 20+ years
Musical Style:
Classic, hard rock, heavy metal
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