Celestion-UK or China?

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  1. vintage66

    vintage66 Member

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    How do I tell where mine's made? Where do the new ones say "made in China"?
     
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    AdmiralB Silver Supporting Member

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    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:

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    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.
     
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    on greenbacks the MADE IN ENGLAND is EMBOSSED on the plastic back cover on the chinese it isnt
    i have heard no difference in tone if this is one of those questions
     
  4. vintage66

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    Both of mine have "50" on the sticker so I guess they're Chinese. I've read there's so difference in sound-just was curious to see if one of mine was the more "valuable" ones.
     
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    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.
     
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    AdmiralB Silver Supporting Member

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    You are. They started making speakers in China a little earlier, but no guitar speakers until 2002.

    This from a Celestion employee, about five years ago.
     

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