How do I tell where mine's made? Where do the new ones say "made in China"?
Are u sure about that? I thouht Celeston started making V30's in China in the mid to late 90's. But I could be wrong.Up until sometime last year, it was easy.
No guitar speakers were made in China until 2002, and that coincided with the switch from ink-stamped frame codes to the paper stickers on the magnet edges. So, any speaker with the ink-stamped frame codes is by default UK.
From 2002 until sometime last year, the sticker looked like this:
In the upper right corner, it says "IPSWICH ENGLAND". That means...UK. The Chinese speakers simply have "50" in that corner.
Sometime last year, the sticker changed a little bit, and the "IPSWICH ENGLAND" is now in the middle of the sticker - the Celestion logo is moved up a little bit and it's under that. I haven't seen a Chinese speaker with the new label, so I don't know if it still says "50" or something else.