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Celestion G12 Century Vintage 12" 8 Ohm Neo Guitar Speaker 60W

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Choose Celestion's G12 Century Vintage 12" guitar speaker to deliver the clarity and tracking needed for high-speed guitar play. Not only is this speaker lightweight due to a neodymium motor, it's also extremely loud! Save up to $50 off, through this Parts Express exclusive buyout.
  • Less than half of the weight of a conventional speaker
  • Superb dynamics and tone tracking
  • Very linear frequency response for clean country guitarists
  • Tight low-end, clear mids, and crisp top-end
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Celestion G12 Century Vintage 12" 8 Ohm Neo Guitar Speaker 60W

Celestion developed the G12 Century Vintage guitar speaker using their neodymium motor technology for a lightweight, modern take on classic guitar speaker design. Their efforts result in a unique blend of extraordinary note definition and vintage character.

In addition to being exceptionally light, the G12 Century Vintage is loud with a tightly controlled low-end, clear (yet powerful) midrange, and crisp, bright top-end. Super-fast attack with superb tracking makes this speaker ideal for high-speed, high gain rock guitar players and clean country pickers.

Save up to $50 off the original retail price through this exclusive buyout from Parts Express! Quantities are limited.

Specifications: • Nominal diameter: 12" • Power rating: 60 watts RMS • Nominal impedance: 8 ohm • Sensitivity: 98 dB • Chassis type: Pressed steel • VCdia: 1.75" • Frequency range: 75-5,000 Hz • Fs: 70 Hz • DC resistance, Re: 6.8 ohms.

Product Specifications
  • TypeLead / Rhythm Guitar
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)60 Watts
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Celestion G12 Century Vintage 12" 8 Ohm Neo Guitar Speaker 60W
  • BrandCelestion
  • ModelG12 Century Vintage
  • Part Number299-464
  • UPC739894534758
  • Product CategoryGuitar Speakers & Bass Guitar Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight3.65 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Celestion G12 Century Vintage 12" 8 Ohm Neo Guitar Speaker 60W
Celestion G12 Century Vintage 12" 8 Ohm Neo Guitar Speaker 60W is rated 4.9375 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable deal on super-class speakerAs I get older I'm looking for weight reduction in the cabinets and amplifiers that I carrying from gig to gig. This speaker has amazing tonal qualities, and reduces speaker weight by 8 lbs over a Celestion Vintage 30, which is considerable. I am using it in my REDPLATE TweedyVerb and now I have a real "grab and go" rig that can do the job anywhere.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and LoudI modified a H&K TM 18 Combo from 10" to 12" baffle plate, and chose a Celestion G12 Centry Vintage for my installation. Wow! Great voicing, and the amp headroom shines through. The G12 has smooth, in-your-face highs and rich clear bass. The design allows the midrange to be a bit forward in the overall sound, but softened when I set the amp tones flat. It really made a good little combo a great one. I used a small piece of stick-on foam as a buffer between the driver tubes and speaker frame to minimize any vibration from the close fit. The Neodymium design helped to lower the already light weight of the combo. The amp now has an attitude with a slightly British tone. Kudos Celestion
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and lightweightBought 2 of these to put in my 2x12 cabinet. I am absolutely amazed at how good these sound, and they are not even broken-in yet. I am not a fan of the V30 but was looking for something close to the Greenback or ultimately the Creamback 65 - this might just be it! These are so clean and there is still clarity with the dirtiest distortion. I also noticed the cabinet was much lighter when I was wiring it on top of my 4x12 and lifting and turning it. I think I will build a closed-back cabinet for these and see what kind of sonic magic these are hiding. I know I want more of these, so somebody buy me 4 or 6 and I'll pay you back after I sell all the rest of my speakers that I thought I liked. Please? :)
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great, Less weight!Put this in a sealed enclosure with some pillow stuffing, and it sounds great for clean guitar tones. Very light weight, you can really feel the difference.I imagine this would be great weight savings in a twin or stack.I am using it for traditional Jazz and Jazz/Rock fusion guitar.
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quintessentially Celestion SpeakerThis is a great all around speaker. It still has that Celestion sound but is very balanced. Has a nice complex and smooth midrange, good low end, and shimmering highs without being piercing. One of my absolute favorite Celestions and very light too!This compares favorably to a G12H30 or Greenback and mixes well with a V30
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Rock and Roll driverGot mine this week. Nice Greenback-type sound in an open cabinet. The Peavey Classic 30 can now cover a lot of basses.I was worried about a too-forward upper midrange (2-4kHz) but it's fairly mellow. Nice mid-range crunch. It's a modern speaker in that the HF extends pretty well, so you can dial up a bright, chimey clean tone if you want, but it's not strident on overdrive if you dial back the highs.Oh, and the Peavey lost 5 pounds from the Eminence that was in it. Makes it quite a bit more manageable to move around.
Date published: 2014-11-05
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Celestion G12 Century Vintage 12" 8 Ohm Neo Guitar Speaker 60W

I am designing a sealed cabinet for this driver and require detailed paramaters including QTS. Thank you.

Asked by: Mad Dog
When I plug this woofer into the WT3, I get the following parameters:Re: 6.67 ohmsFs: 83.44 HzQts: .555Qes: .587Qms: 10.18Le: .491 mHMms: 31.82 gVas: 1.456 cu ft
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-05

will this work an sound good in my fender hot rod deleux it has the orignal emerince in it

Asked by: jr 67
This is going to change the tone some but that is really more of a personal choice. Functionally it will work in that application with no trouble at all.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2015-01-05

Will this be a good match for a sealed cab? Used for Jazz electric and sometimes for acoustic electric. I prefer clean tones, stiff solid bass.

Asked by: Wavy
Yes this will work well in a sealed cab.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-01

Will this speaker fit in Fender Blues Jr NOS amplifier?

Asked by: Albert Alby185
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-18

What diameter is the cutout for these drivers?

Asked by: tubehead120
The cutout for this speaker is 11-1/8".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-17

Is this speaker really made in China? Mine is stamped Ipswich, England. Thanks

Asked by: gb99
Yes these drivers are manufactured in China.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-11
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