Thank you guitarcollecting.co.uk for being one of the first blogs to link to mine! Folks,there are more excellent articles there,so help me return the favor and check them out.
Now,as for that T-60 like you've never seen before... What's the number one complaint about the T-60? It's heavy! While that didn't seem to stop the Gibson Les Paul from becoming a music staple,the T-60 didn't have a seemingly endless stream of guitar heroes making it an iconic image.It may be just a coincidence but it didn't surprise me when I found out that T-60 is also a kind of armoured tank! This is a T-60 a regular customer brought into the shop. It didn't need any work,he was just showing it off and let me snap a few photos. The only thing missing from this one,aside from a whole bunch of wood,is the phase switch. Personally,I would miss the phase switch,I think it's the only guitar that has ever gotten useful out of phase sounds. (I think Jerry Reed agreed with me.) The potentiometers were converted to concentric pots,so each pickup retains it's own volume and tone. You can see the signature of Chip Todd (co-designer with Hartley Peavey) near the bass side of the bridge. Chip did the wood removal. Let's take a look: