Best-Selling Guitar Speaker Cabinets

The most popular guitar cabs on Reverb, updated daily.

Are you trying to get a warm, punchy sound out of that next studio session? Or maybe you want to emphasize more treble while you’re playing your next show. Either way, the guitar speaker cabinet you choose is going to be more of a factor than you might think.

The head might be the source of your sound, but the guitar cabinet has just as much to say in whether your tone is focused or diffuse and where your sound’s going to sit in the frequency spectrum. From the big British sound of a Marshall 1960A 4x12 to the organic breakup and timeless looks of a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112, stacks of options are available to help you dial in the perfect sound for any application.

Find the best-selling models on Reverb, decide which one is the best fit for you, and own the stage or studio.

This page updates in real time with current data, so what you’re seeing is up-to-the-minute rankings. Click on each entry for more info and check out the bottom of the page for more details on buying a guitar speaker cabinet.

What to Consider When Buying a Guitar Speaker Cabinet

Open- vs. Closed-Back

This is going to make the biggest difference in sound in your choice of speaker cabinet. To put it simply: an open-back design will fill up more space with less focused sound, while a closed-back’s sound will will occupy less space with a more focused tone. Open-backs tend to pair well with larger cabs because the size complements the effect, while the concentrated sound of a closed-back pairs well with smaller cabs for studio use and intimate gigs.

Speaker Size

The speaker size doesn’t decide just how loud your rig will be: it decides where your rig’s tone will sit in the frequency spectrum. Larger 15” models like the Fender Showman aren’t often seen and seat your sound firmly in the bass section, while 6” and 8” models provide articulation to every little pick, but without a lot of volume. 10” and 12” combos are the most common models on the market and provide solid balance.

Impedance

Wiring and impedance don’t play a particularly large role in your sound, but they’re tremendously important in not destroying that favorite amp you can’t live without. At the core of the issue is simply matching the ohms of the cab with the ohms of your head. The vast majority of cabs are wired in parallel, which means the ohms are coming from one source. To figure out the total load of a cab, divide the ohms of a speaker by the number of speakers. So a cabinet with two 16-ohm speakers has a total load of 8 ohms: 16 divided by two.

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