Peavey T-60 guitar (rare red with rosewood fretboard)

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 09, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Up for offer is one from my personal collection. This is a rare model in a beautiful red with rosewood fretboard. It is all original, with the only modifications being totally re-wired a few years ago and the addition of Dunlop strap-locks in a wonderfully matching red. To round out the package, I’ve included the guitar strap that was purchased specifically for this guitar and a very stout flight-style case. With the unique body of the T-60, cases that really fit the guitar can be very hard to find (not to mention very expensive).

I am a former professional guitarist so any instrument in my collection is very well cared for and loved. Although a collectors item, this is a working piece of instrumental art. This guitar has been in the hands of a professional luthier and set up for straightness and perfect intonation. In all honesty, this guitar is absolutely ready to walk into a studio or onto the stage. I hate to put her on the market but she deserves someone that will love her as I have and will have the time to enjoy the wonderful sound that she delivers.

The Peavey T series guitars were originally designed by Chip Todd in 1977. They appeared in public for the first time at the 1978 NAMM show, although they were actually starting production in the 2 nd half of 1977 (the T-60 and T-30 guitars, and a T-40 bass). The T-series were historically important because they were the first large scale production guitar made by computerized carving machines.

Competing manufacturers derided the use of CNC machines at the time, but soon adopted the technology themselves out of economic necessity. In later years, Leo Fender “borrowed” the trus rod design and adopted it for use in the Stratacaster & Telecaster. Due to the use of CNC machining, the revolutionary design of the trus rod, and the ability to switch the double humbucker pickups in and out of phase, Peavey revolutionized the modern guitar making world.

PEAVEY produced the T-60 between 1978 and 1988, the older models were outfitted with “toaster” style pickups with the “blade” style being produced in later models. The base model was the natural ash body with maple neck & fretboard. The rarer & highly collected “elite” models came in natural, black, white, sunburst, “tobacco-burst”, red, & blue and are easily identified by the rosewood fretboard. Serial number is 00620510 for anyone that is interested in checking the year of manufacture.

The electronics in the Peavey T-60 gives the ability to switch the double-humbucker pickups to run in or out of phase, as well as the tone control is designed to give the ability to separate the pickups to work as single coil or double coil. The effect ends up being that any style of playing can be accommodated by this guitar. From twangy country to biting Strat to full Gibson to warm jazz can be played in these very versatile working pieces of art & history.

Due to the size and weight, the winning bidder will pay a flat $50.00 shipping fee to anyw within the United States & I will completely waive the shipping for the “Buy Now” purchaser. Shipping will be via FedEx or UPS only. No international shipping is available.