Peavey T-60 Natural Finish 1979
Peavey T-60, natural finish, made in USA 1979. The T-60 is a cult favourite; it's been described as the most underrated guitar of all time by it's enthusiasts. It was a pretty groundbreaking guitar in it's day, not just because of the innovative electronics; it was the first guitar ever produced using CNC router machines. The solid unchambered northern ash body certainly isn't light, but it really delivers in the tone department: this guitar sounds amazingly rich, thick, bright and full. You can really hear the character of the ash, it's such a beautiful tonewood... not to mention it's subtle good looks! One interesting feature is the tone knobs: when set above 7/10, the coils are split to a single coil. Below that point the knobs act normally. It's cool to wind in the two coils according to your whims; the pickups deliver in either mode. The T-60 is a truly unique design that carves it's own path instead of endlessly recycling the ideas of the usual suspects, it really is a brilliant sounding guitar! This one has a few marks to keep her honest, including a quirky little homage to it's past in the form of a name lightly etched into the body, but it's just had a re-wire and full re-fret from our esteemed luthier partner Jon Parsons, so it's in great playing shape with a superb low action. If you regularly record guitar tracks, this could well be your new best friend!
Model: Peavey T-60
Made: USA 1979 (serial 00321633)
Finish: satin natural
Body: northern ash, 3-piece (total weight approx 4.8kg)
Neck: maple, maple board
Mods: phase switch removed, pickup switch replaced, bone nut installed
Pickups: original Peavey humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: moderate finish wear. There's an extra hole in the guard where a phase switch has ben removed. There's a few minor scuffs along the edge of the headstock and some minor dings on the back of the neck. The guard has a lot of play wear, and there's some scratches on the body, especially around the sides, but nothing nasty. There's a proper chip around the input jack, but it's inconsequential. The back is fairly scratched up, but it's really not that noticeable. There's a very light etching only visible when the light hits the body on the right angle reading 'Minister Marcus Jones' on the body a few cm up from the bridge. Overall: good condition (6.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is very low. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have no wear as they're brand new, 10/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s and ready to roll!