50 Years of the Marshall Stack


50 Years of the Marshall Stack

In 1965, Marshall Amplification pioneered the look and sound of guitar amplification with the development and creation of the Marshall stack - two 4 x 12" speaker cabinets, stacked on top of each other, creating the iconic musical monolith as seen on stages across the world.

Seen on almost every major stage across the world at some point, the status of the Marshall stack is secured in rock ‘n’ roll history. It was an innovation. A game changer. Everything that Marshall is known for, and everything Marshall stands for – providing guitarists with the best possible tone, on stage and at home.

To celebrate 50 years of continuous production we have produced two very special, limited edition, 4 x 12″ speaker cabinets: the 812A-50 angled cab and the 812B-50 straight cab, which will be available only until the end of the anniversary year.

These British built commemorative 4 x 12″s feature original cosmetics: authentically reproduced fret cloth, era correct Celestion G12M speakers with hand wired solder tags, and leather strap handles.

The A cab features a 1/3 open back, just like the original 8 x 12″ which was the forerunner to the stack.  Both cabs bear a special plaque identifying them as limited edition 50th Anniversary. And because not every guitarist will want the full stack, each cab is available to buy separately.

Throughout 2015, we will be celebrating those legendary artists that have made the Marshall stack so recognisable and revered, sharing stories, images and videos of classic Marshall stacks being cranked up live, and built here at the Marshall factory.

On top of this, we want you to get involved, showing your pride and sharing images of your Marshall stacks with the hashtag #50YOTS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ll be selecting our favourites throughout the year and sharing them across Marshall official social channels, and the website.

Keep an eye out for exclusive content, giveaways and more throughout 2015 as we celebrate a true rock ‘n’ roll icon.


For more information about the 50th Anniversary Stack, click here.