Throughout his career, Edward Van Halen has sought out original Celestion 20-watt “Greenback” speakers to load into his recording and performing rigs. They have been part of his sound from day one. So, when designing the EVH 5150III it was to Celestion that EVH and Fender turned to, looking for that vintage Greenback sound.
Celestion’s Heritage Series G12M speakers are a faithful reproduction of the original 1960s 20-watt Greenback and for EVH they provided the ideal solution. They delivered the tone he was chasing.;/p>
But the story didn’t end there. For such a special project, Celestion wanted to give this speaker a look that was unmistakeably EVH—to turn it from a Heritage Series G12M into a “G12 EVH”.
In the early 1970s, the trademark green rear can mounted to the back of the speaker had sometimes been produced in other colours. For the EVH model, we have reproduced the rear can in black, evoking the memory of the rare and much sought after Celestion “Blackback” speakers.
Finally, to give this speaker the signature look it deserves, we added a specially designed label, featuring the Van Halen logo and unique EVH striped design.
Edward Van Halen is a true guitar legend and has motivated countless aspiring players to pick up a guitar for the first time. Celestion are proud to be associated with EVH and with the EVH 5150III.
For more details on the EVH 5150III head and cabinets, go to: www.evhgear.com
Check our the G12 EVH speaker Please note that the G12EVH speaker is only available in EVH 5150III 4 x 12 cabinet.