This Mesa Boogie Lone Star 1x12 23" Wide Cabinet is custom loaded with a Celestion Gold Speaker.
The medium-width, rear-loaded Mesa Boogie Lone Star® 23 extension cabinet offers the ultimate balance of generous low end fullness and punch and sweet, open back clarity and brilliance. Cabinets with a single 12" speaker offer that elusive "openness" - tone that sings from the cone of the speaker (compared to 2x12s which have a little more emphasis on punch and projection). Similar to MESA's classic WideBody 1x12 in size and weight but with Lone Star styling, the Lone Star 23 represents the perfect blend of size, weight, portability, great looks and TONE!
Building on the platform of the Blue, the Celestion Gold is a higher-powered, Alnico-magnet guitar speaker that recreates the unmistakable sonic signature of a 'well played-in' original. Over time, the high frequencies of a Blue soften and become less chalky as the cone becomes more flexible - a much sought after characteristic that the Gold exhibits straight out of the box.
Also present in the Gold sound from the outset is an added warmth and complexity in the midrange which, coupled with the classic Alnico qualities of a laid-back attack, rounded low end and brilliant bell-like highs, deliver huge rhythm voicings and saturated vocal lead tones.The Gold is a wonderfully expressive and revealing loudspeaker, affording guitarists an unprecedented degree of dynamic control. It has already become a favorite for many working players worldwide whether picking and bending with Brad Paisley, or rocking hard with Danny Spitz of Anthrax.
The 23" Mesa Cabinets will fit their Medium Chassis heads for great compact rigs, like the Lone Star head or Mark V head, as well as their compact heads like the Express 5:25+, Mark Five:25, Recto-Verb 25, and Mini Rectifier.
ALL MESA® ENCLOSURES are made using the finest Void-free, Marine Grade Baltic Birch. Super strong rabbet corners are glued and nailed and speaker baffles are fitted with superior dado joint construction and braced. Grilles are wrapped around a separate grille board, not the baffle board. Grille material is made of strong twisted jute dipped in a special coating that filters top end for a sweeter response.