Celestion debuts the smokin’ new G12M-50 Hempback speaker

Celestion Hempback
(Image credit: Celestion)

NAMM 2021 isn't taking place in the physical realm this year, but you'll find all the hottest January gear launches in our guide to the biggest guitar, amp and pedal releases of 2021 so far.

Celestion has introduced the G12M-50 Hempback guitar amp speaker.

The new 50W design combines a hemp cone specifically chosen for its tonal character and a medium-weight (35oz) ceramic magnet, resulting in a sound that Celestion describes as retaining a powerful low-end “thump,” balanced midrange (with just a little Celestion crunch thrown in) and smooth, singing highs.

Celestion recommends the 99dB-sensitivity hemp-cone speaker for mellowing out brighter-voiced amps for a – what else? – “smooth and ‘smoky’ sound.”

For more information, head to Celestion (opens in new tab).

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.