Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker  

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The world's first 12" guitar speaker.

The Celestion Blue Alnico 15W 12" Speaker was originally designed in the '50s and used in early Vox and Marshall amplifiers. Uses an Alnico magnet. Known for its exceptional tonal definition and dynamic audio range. Best suited for low-power Class A tube amplifiers. Handles 15W.

Features
  • Designed in the '50s
  • Used in early Vox and Marshall amps
  • Uses an Alnico magnet
  • Best suited for low-power Class A tube amps

Refit your old tube amps with the right kind of speakers. Order today.

 
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CelestionBlue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker
 
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5.0

This Speaker is Legit

By Joshua Rodriguez

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

It's really expensive and it has a low, almost unusable power rating, but the Celestion Blue, for certain applications, is just an undeniably classic and great-sounding speaker. This speakers is all about mids and highs, unbelievably creamy, warm breakup, and super-smooth articulation. Required equipment for Vox amps (don't even bother without 'em), also sound great in tweed and blonde-era Fenders. Great resale value, too, in case you don't bond with them. Odds are, you will. Just be careful to match it with an amp that won't blow it. As far as vintage-style speakers go, for blues, pop, and rock, really nothing matches the Blue. Not for metal or hard rock, due to its less than tight bass.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blue in a Blues Jr

By Greg Butchko

from Austin, TX

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

Just put one in my Fender Blues Jr - it will fit, but you do have to take the bell cover off. Sounds absolutely fantastic.

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(75 of 139 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Premium performance at a premium price

By Michael Inman

from Northern California

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

This really is a fantastic speaker. The tone emphasizes the upper range, and has previously been described as "chimney" or "bell-like" ( famous Vox amplifier adjectives ). I didn't really hear how those words apply to the speaker. I play mine with a Fender Telecaster, which naturally brings out the upper end as well, so it's a little hard to separate guitar from amp in this area, but my rig does lack some bass. However, I find that the "bite" and "twang" of a Telecaster are in their element like nowhere else in combination with this speaker. As advertised, the speaker distorts a little early in the volume spectrum. This is a fantastic thing if you want to "push" your tube amp through this speaker. So many guitarists have gigantic stacks, and then have to add in all kinds of effects to sound like a tube amp starting to break up. At 15 Watts, you can get the real thing at volumes that won't punish your fans, or give the neighbor's cat seizures. On the other hand, it works against you if you are trying to get crystal clean sounds at the highest volumes in a club. For a 15 Watt speaker, 12 inches in diameter is quite large, ruling out many amps that would benefit from it. It is also exceptionally deep for a 12 inch speaker, meaning that you may want to consider taking off the groovy magnet cover to get it into your favorite amp. Mine went into a 1953 Fender Deluxe with the cover on, but it was quite a tight fit. I have heard varying stories of whether or not it fits into a Fender Blues Jr. Therefore, you should think about fit ( and keep the receipt ) before you drop that kind of money on a premium speaker. Having said all that, the speaker has amazing tone, and if you happen to have that kind of money sitting around for a guitar speaker, you will be thrilled at the sounds that you can get from it.

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(74 of 143 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blue will fit in a 55 Deluxe Small Box

By DoctorAmpVonCamp

from six cities

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

Chuck,You write the speaker will not fit in the Deluxe, you must have the "small box" Deluxe Cabinet. In late 1955 early 1956 they designed the 'big box' cab. The speaker will fit in the small box cab, all you need to do is move the output tranny over. The holes are already in the chassis, just move it over about 1". The wires usually have extra slack, easy to move it.

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(84 of 144 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sound perfect fit

By Craig G.

from Palo Cedro California

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

I just put this speaker into my 1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb it is, by far, the best sounding speaker I ever heard also it was a perfect fit. Thanks 123 for your great advice.

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(53 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best Alnico out there

By Chuck-b801A

from Los Angeles

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

I have this in a 1955 fender Deluxe. It will not fit in the original cabinet even with the bell cover removed. I had to have a special cabinet built. It was worth it after the speaker was broken in. I'm basically writing to let you know it's bigger than the Jensens & your amp may need mods but it's really the best speaker going.

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(66 of 127 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Improved my Fender amp.

By Scott-uIrqv

from Seattle

Comments about Celestion Blue 15W, 12" Vintage Alnico Guitar Speaker:

This Celestion speaker turned my Fender Blues Jr. amp into a better animal. By removing the stock Eminence speaker and installing the Celestion I got a much richer, clearer, and rounder sound. This speaker is all it's reputed to be. P.S. I did have to modify the Fender cabinet by installing the grill outside the case, since the Celestion speaker is larger than the Eminence. Now my cabinet looks like a Dodge Charger with a jacked hood!

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