We can supply or vintage spec recone to the highest standards all British speakers from 5 to 18inch, pictured below is a small selection of the speakers we keep in stock, Celestion 12 inch speakers are without doubt the most popular vintage speaker with both collectors and guitarist's Please Email [email protected] price and availability or see listings below.
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One question we're often asked is "how old is my speaker?
" And if your speaker is in reasonably good condition, then it is straightforward to find this out for yourself.
They give the amp its “voice” and so, in order to get the right sound, you will need to use the right speaker. In 1947, it was bought by British Rola and, one year later, production moved to Thames Ditton.
Al Ni Co Blue 15w (as used by VOX) It wasn’t until the 1950s that Celestion developed their first guitar dedicated speaker: the G12 Al Ni Co T530 (a.k.a.
The speaker below it on that page with code 04LL on gasket, but small screws on cap, is probably from November 1954. The one pictured above is a late example, with date code "04AJ" = 4th January 1964. On the right, a pair, cones up: T530, date codes 10 and 11BJ - 10th and 11th February 1964. One designated T530 and with the code 10GH = 10th July 1963; the other called a T1088 and coded 30MJ = 30th December 1964.
The lightweight version of this driver was the Celestion 44. Note that in common with the Rola G12 above, the 74 has nuts on the top cap instead of screws found on the CT3757 (further down this page). In the example above the code - "3757" - stamped on the gasket, along with the date code - "08JE" - 8th October 1960. If the gasket of the latter is original, this is a very late "alnico blue".
If you can track down the datecode, simply refer to the following set of tables, which provide an accurate record of the date codes used throughout the years.