The prices on 80s Peavey guitars!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by drmordo, May 13, 2020.

  1. bftfender

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    Patriot, 12" radius & the rails do strat to about 7-8 then start a p90 ish thing..then a humbucker crunch dimed. versatile & very well made.
     
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    I’ll have to look for one of those, almost has a Travis Bean type look to it
     
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    T60 was my first electric. Bought it used in a pawnshop for $100, complete with the huge plastic case. Gave it to a friend back in the '90s.

    Not a looker, wide and flat - but it was a nice player.
     
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    Can't speak to the six strings, but an old bandmate played with a T-40 bass, and it was awesome.
     
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    My boss has a T60 with no S/N, therefore he's thinking it is a prototype.
    Is give him almost 12 bucks for it.
     
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    I owned a T40 for a couple of years in the late ‘80s.
     
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    The T-60 was the first guitar that I ever saw in a store that I truly lusted after - it was expensive, heavy, and assuredly more guitar than I deserved at that (or maybe any) age. I see them occasionally on Craigs, and think that if the right one came along at the right price, I might buy one just to scratch that itch I had as a kid -
     
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    I own an '88 Generation S-1 and while it is heavier than a dump truck, it's also a freaking nice guitar. Really, really nice fit and finish, very nicely carved neck, solid hardware. It's certainly better played sitting down, though.
     
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    Actually, it's what the tone control does, not the volume (if I recall correctly). It was a great feature and the guitars sounded good.
    But they were anchors)
     
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    Yeah, the basses were great.
    Also anchors)
     
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    I'm older than old enough. I remember them as an innovative new thing, but I didn't own one. I was a married man with three children when Peavey first came out with the T-60. I wasn't playing in bands. I was scrambling to make a living at that point, and didn't play out.

    But my younger brother was in a band, and he had a T-60 in the early '80s. I got to play his T-60 plugged into his Bandit. As has already been pointed out, they were as heavy as sin, with a thin neck profile. I didn't realize other people thought of that neck as thin. I just reacted to it because I only played a steel string and a classical to that point.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Hartley Peavey was the first guy to incorporate CNC into guitar manufacture.

    Their engineers are the ones who discovered it was possible to progressively split a humbucker with a standard potentiometer, and they were first to offer coil splitting as a control feature on a humbucker-equipped guitar.

    For about five or six years Peavey was cutting edge--but the competition caught up fast.
     
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    First thing. Don't take Reverb prices at face value,they are "an invitation to trade". $600 on Reverb is $300 on MGR, $200 on CL.

    There's a lot of internet talk about rising Peavey prices and it's mostly hogwash from Peavey owners looking to boost the market. Compared to 10 - 15 years back,yes prices have increased but they've been pretty much stagnant the last 5 to 6 years. For some models they've dropped,it's not uncommon to see T40 sell for $300 to $350.


    I'm down to owning 54 Peavey basses so it's in my interests to keep an eye on Peavey prices.

    For prices to rise there has to be demand, like the years folks in Japan were buying Fenders by the container full. Folks looking for their MIA badge of honor on the cheap won't create that demand.
     
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    At the bottom is my T-63 , yup I hung out on the T-60 Mafia page a while and a couple guys listened to Chip Todd, the guy who worked with Hartley Peavey in the 1970’s and 80’s developing the T series. One was made by Peavey, and I think 4 of us have added third pick ups.
    Its name is Zombie killer since it’s soooooo heavy, also why it’s not hung on the wall.
    Needs a refret , maybe get it to my guy this summer.
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    Their engineer was a guy named Chip Todd. A really great guy.
     
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    That wasn't Peavey's work.Man behind it was Red Rhodes ,the pedal player.
    He'd been touting the idea a few years before Peavey took it on board.

    Chip was only there for the T60 and T40. He left for a very brief spell at Fender.

    Mike Powers took over for the rest of the T series,T-15,T-45,T-20 etc. He was at Peavey from 1980 up until his death in 2013.
     
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    I bought a T-40 on the early 90's. Used it as an anchor for my boat.
    Sold it for 100 bucks in 95.
     
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    Was the boat an inflatable ?

    Lorna Doom.No problem for that little lady, 5ft 2 and less than 100lbs stone soaking wet.
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    Count me as one of the crazy guys looking for a t-60. I’ve been keeping my eyes open for the right one on reverb or eBay.
     
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    Let me know the colour combo and I'll give you the heads up. Don't be taken in by "black" and "rare" in the same sentence.
    Last 2 years of production T 60s & 40s only came in black :)
     
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