NGD, an old Peavey

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  1. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    NGD.

    I scored a used (new condition, never played probably) Peavey Raptor Plus the other day.

    1999 vintage, most likely.

    EVH Wolfgand-reminiscent headstock and body shape.

    Metallic brown finish, with white pick guard.

    She reminds me of a 1974 Ford Pinto I had years ago, same color combination.

    Great playing guitar, for $140.

    And she only needed just a bit of cleaning, polishing, and restringing!

    As a tribute to some long-gone inspector over in Korea, I transplanted the "Inspected JK Lee" sticker over from the faded shrink wrap onto the pick guard itself, over which it had languished for years.

    So good!!

    :)

    PS I may or may not take all the corrosion off of the top screws. When I buffed them off with a rough cloth and Turtle Spray Wax, they went from rusty to a beautiful 'copper brown patina' and I think they compliment the metallic brown finish.
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  2. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Very cool, and I'd say a bargain. There was a CL ad here a couple of months ago with several in different colors at $425 ea. Enjoy!
     
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    Nice! Congratulations.
     
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    Nice score. I like those old Peaveys. I had a Peavey Patriot in the mid-80s - it was a cool, simple little guitar that was very well made. Eventually I sold it to a friend who still has it.
     
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    Good Score! Love Peaveys. I have a Reactor and Predator.
     
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    congrats on a great score, @Sparky2 ! Looks great. A Peavey Reactor was my gateway drug in finding my way back to the Telecaster. From what I've read, Peavey was one of the first (if not the first) to start using CNC to produce guitars. Peavey has some pretty interesting stuff about how the company developed, dating back to the 50's when Mr. Peavey was in high school. Including the development of the Peavey logo:
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    1959
    Lightning—and Inspiration—Strike

    During his senior year of high school, Hartley designs his future company's lightning-bolt logo. "I wanted to have a very distinctive logo," said Hartley. "So I came up with the concept where the 'P' and 'V,' and the 'A' and 'Y,' would more or less intersect." Today, this logo is instantly recognizable all over the world.

    ...and yeah, there's a fair amount of propaganda mixed in, but still pretty amazing:

    https://peavey.com/content--name-Timeline
     
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    Congratulations.
     
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    Congrats!

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    I played a Predator at Wrigley Field before a Cubs game in 1992.
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    Very cool if you look at my avatar picture right here that Stratocaster I'm holding is actually a Peavey Predator I used it for years recorded a demo CD with it lots of Blues Band gigs $169 brand new in 1990
     
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    Congrats! I scored one of those last year for a C-note in a pawn shop in Tupelo, Mississippi. I kind of liked that I scored a Peavey guitar in Mississippi, even though it wasn't MiM (Made in Mississippi) but MiK. Yours looks pristine! Mine wasn't in bad shape, but not near as clean as yours. Here are a couple of pics taken where we were camping, in Tombigbee Lake State Park, just outside of Tupelo.
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    well, you are in good compagnie with the 3/3 headstock

    if John Mayer prefers it :lol::D:lol::D
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    Not to bash Peavey as a company, but that makes a lot of sense. I always thought it looked like what a high school kid would think looked cool in chrome on a stretch of grille cloth. Guess I wasn't far off at all. :lol:
     
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    Very nice!

    The brother of my guitar.

    :)
     
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