John Buscarino, a builder of fine guitars, was looking for a speaker that would accurately convey the fine nuances that his high-end custom-built guitars are capable of generating. Considering the fact that John builds acoustic, electric and jazz guitars he also needed one speaker that could handle both electric and acoustic pickups equally well. Unfortunately, a speaker like that does not seem to exist. John, a firm believer in the “If you want it done right, do it yourself” philosophy set out to create a speaker that would satisfy these needs and more.
The Chameleon speaker has 2 modes of operation; Acoustic for flatop acoustic guitars and Electric for hollow archtop, semi-hollow and solid body guitars. Some specs include; 175 watts RMS, 96 Db efficiency, 8 ohms impedance, speaker protection and Neutrik Speakon connector. The Chameleon weighs 23 lbs and measures 14″ tall, 11-1/2″ wide and 8-1/2″ deep. There is a recessed handle for transport, pole mount and rubber feet which allow a 12 degree backward angle for enhanced projection.