From the 60s to the present day, from the British Invasion to modern
pickers like Brad Paisley - the unmistakable, musical sound of the
Alnico magnet guitar speaker, as pioneered by Celestion, continues
to shape popular music.
Back in the late 50s, our friends at Vox and Marshall identified the
need for a dedicated guitar speaker to handle the increasingly loud
and raucous performances. In response, Celestion designed the G12
T530 – the now famous ‘Blue’. The rigid construction and Alnico
magnets made them ideal for a new generation of electric guitarists,
experimenting increasingly with volume and overdrive.