1981 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar, Sunburst, USA Made, Original Case, Innovative 1st Guitar

$ 799.99


So what did a fella do in the late 70’s if he wanted a new, USA-made guitar that offered both quality and affordability? Hartley Peavey, with help from Chip Todd (the “T” in T-60), gave us one of the only choices we had. The T-60 featured the world’s first mass produced neck on the first CNC-cut body. It also employed the first electrically-charged spray booth production method. It also boasted the first tone circuit/coil-splitting electronics package. The T-60 had a shape that was so ahead of its time. People still don’t see its beauty (or maybe it is kind of ugly).

A lot of corners were cut to keep the price down, but on this model, the right corners were cut. It was not sloppily made and it didn’t use cheap components. For instance, the first few had a sharp looking decal that outlined the headstock and truss rod cover. Due to the difficulty in applying it on straight, it was decided that they would leave it off. The body was cut by a computer (sort of), and the guitar was easily mass produced. The necks were made 4 at a time by machine, and they were all identical. Production was fast, furious, and cheap. The electronics were ahead of their time, utilizing coil-splitting to take you from that single-coil twang to that full humbucker sound for snotty rock and roll tones. The finish was applied with a revolutionary process as well. The guitar was positively charged so that the paint would be attracted to the guitar and coat it evenly. Many of T-60’s revolutionary production techniques are commonplace today. The T-60 had a truly groundbreaking design, revolutionary production methods, and an innovative final product. At 1/3 the cost of a Strat, if you wanted a quality guitar that boasted an American-made pedigree, this was one helluva good choice to make. It even came in a case that looked more suitable for a Husqvarna or Stihl chainsaw, and was equally as tough.

This sunburst beauty is all original including the case and offers all the joy a young player had in acquiring one at the time. It was recently set-up and is ready to go on arrival. This 1981 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar is a used item in VG condition. There are no major dings, marks or issues with this instrument but this baby had been played and you can see it in the neck wear (some fret markers faded), minor fret wear in the usual spots around the first three frets, and some minor dings, pick marks and marks from 40 years of playing. Finish is a real standout as it jumps off the guitar. The neck is in good shape and straight. These are the original frets and they have lots of life on them. Electronics are good and the action is medium low for smooth playing. You will receive this item well-packed in its original hard case, but without its original packaging and paperwork. Please contact this seller for additional information. Returns are limited so please ask all questions before bidding as your satisfaction is important to me before you purchase. Customer 100% satisfaction is our one and only goal. The only way to show that to our customers is via our feedback. If for some reason you are not 100% satisfied, please do not leave negative or neutral feedback. Give us a chance to fix or resolve any problem you may have with your transaction. We want to earn every single positive feedback because we don’t plan to work with you only once, we want you to come back. PayPal preferred and all payments need to clear before shipping. Insurance included with shipping. Buyer is responsible for any and all local taxes or custom duties with this purchase. Most importantly, thank you for looking!