Best guitar cabinets 2024: expand upon your sound with the right cab

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If you’ve been playing for a little while, then you’ll know that the core sound of your rig is down to your amplifier. However, a lot of guitarists underestimate how the best guitar cabinets will allow you to expand upon your core tone, providing a three-dimensional element to your guitar work as well as helping to increase the volume on stage and in the rehearsal space. 

Here, we’ll detail all the best guitar cabinets available today, from 1x12 extension cabinets all the way to the mighty 4x12 half stack. No matter your playing style, there’s a cab that will help you expand upon your sound.

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at Guitar World. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, pedals, modelers, and pretty much anything else guitar-related. Responsible for over 60 buying guides, a large part of his role is helping guitarists find the best deals on gear. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including MusicRadar, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog. A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and producing bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the country in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at. When he's not holed up in his home studio recording new songs or tweaking with pedal settings, you’ll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS