Celestion, Ipswich, UK, January 13, 2011 – Celestion have collaborated with George Lynch to create the signature G12-50GL “Lynchback”. Built to meet the exacting tonal needs of Mr. Scary himself, the Lynchback delivers Vintage Celestion tonality, while packing a higher power, 50-watt punch. One of the most recognizable names in the world of heavy metal guitar, George Lynch has recorded more than twenty albums, and is famous for his accomplished and inventive guitar playing.
In 2010, George challenged Celestion to build his dream guitar loudspeaker. He wanted a new style of speaker, blending world-renowned Celestion vintage tonality with the capability of providing, on demand, a harder-edged and more modern sound.
We needed to draw on our vast experience of guitar loudspeaker development in order to meet these exacting requirements and after many hours listening and testing; we engineered a speaker with a unique blend of sonic elements taken from models introduced throughout Celestion‘s history.
Tonally, the G12-50GL Lynchback incorporates the kind of detail and harmonic complexity found in vintage models of the late 1960s, combined with increased headroom, and the attitude, aggression and mid-band character of some of the more modern Celestion speakers.
The result is an ideal balance between a detailed vintage warmth that makes your lead sound sing, and an up-front attitude that delivers punchier rhythm tones capable of cutting through the mix.
The G12-50GL Lynchback is officially launched at the Celestion NAMM Show booth, on Saturday 15th January 2011.
With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over.