Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bet you've never seen a Peavey T-60 like this!

   The Peavey T-60 is a favorite "pawn shop prize" of mine.I've wanted to write an article about this underdog of a guitar since beginning Guitar Omnivore. So,why haven't I? I found out about http://www.guitarcollecting.co.uk/  back in August 2010 when they linked to my article about the rare Schon guitar model that had just come through the shop. They were among the first to discover this article and it remains one of the most visited here to this day. You'll see a link to that article here: Rare Schon Guitar . When I hopped over to guitarcollecting.co.uk,what should I discover just under the link to my article but an excellent article about the Peavey T-60. It said everything I wanted to say about it and said it as well or better than I could. You can check out that article here:
http://guitarcollecting.co.uk/2010/08/02/collectable-guitars-pt-41-peavey-t-60/

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:

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