Laney guitar speaker cabinet help?

So they have this speaker cab that's been sitting at a nearby pawn shop for awhile and I was wondering if someone could help me figure out exactly what it was. It seems like a really good deal, but I'd at least like to know what it is before I buy it.

Anyway, the tag says "Laney OD GS 412 120W"

It's a bit beat up, and the serial number, model number, and ohm rating (that look to have been written on in pen) have worn off.

It's a back loaded, closed back, slant cab with a tolex grill. It's kind of beat up (definitely has significant stage time) and looks fairly old, but not really vintage. It does say Made in the UK (I don't know if they have lower end models made in China or anything).

Laney currently sells a couple of models labeled "GS412" but they all are rated much higher than 120W. I suppose someone could have switched out the speakers, but I can't say for sure. I haven't asked them if they'll open up the back yet, as I'd like to at least have an idea what I'm looking at before I start poking around too seriously.

The price it's marked is $180, which is why I'm weary that it might be some low end model that I can't find and they don't make anymore.

Any info on this model, it's original cost or what it should be worth in fair condition would be appreciated.

Thanks for the help.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I am not sure about that particular model but you might could email this place, http://www.gak.co.uk/ They seem to sell a lot of Laney speaker equipment. If you want the item, I would say go for it. Make sure you talk to the pawnbroker and get any information from them about the item that you can! They should be willing to talk to you as much as possible about it, and sense they took it on pawn, they should know a decent amount about it. Also, don't be afraid to offer a little less on the speaker if you want it but are nervous. Pawnbrokers, we haggle, and we like to sell things, especially if they have been sitting around for a while!

    Source(s): I'm a 3rd generation pawnbroker
  • OU812
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    A big part of a cabinets cost is the speakers it's loaded with. So for instance if it has 4 Celestion Vintage 30's, those are $145 each new. I would see what speakers it has before doing anything else.

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