MADE IN THE USA in 1982, 40 years old this year, this is probably the easiest-to-play guitar out there in a smooth, natural finish. Its small body and shorter, thinner neck are great for anyone with smaller hands, a female or teenager perhaps, yet its a professional instrument with versatile tone. This particular instrument plays perfectly up and down the neck with all original electronics working fine. Hard tail bridge and holds its tune well. Its a joy to play!
Look at the pics though, its not perfect. It had some adjusting on the nut. There are some small dings on the back of the neck. Some dummy sort of carved an anarchy sign on the back but you can’t see it unless nosing up to it. Nothing too serious but I’d say its in very good-to-excellent player’s condition.
Here’s a cool blues dude jamming one:
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The T-15’s operating guide states that the bodies are made from “select hardwoods.” From most reports, the bodies were cut from either ash or maple, depending on the finish. The bolt-on necks were constructed from rock maple and topped with a maple fretboard. The pickups used were single-coil Peavey Super Ferrites and electronics consisted of shared volume and tone knobs, and a 3-way selector switch. The T-15 was offered with the optional Electric Case, a hardshell case that had a built-in, 10-watt practice amp with three control knobs for pre-gain, post-gain, and EQ.
The T-15 was produced for just three years during the early ’80s.
The T-Series was built in a way that revolutionized the guitar making industry. Peavey was the first to construct necks with a computerized copy lathe. By using computers, every neck came out exactly the same for the first time in guitar making history. This is now used throughout the guitar industry. This technology also allowed
Peavey to produce guitars that were at least the equal to the quality of Fender and Gibson, yet significantly lower their production costs.
This was a guitar that Peavey marketed as a beginner’s guitar, or a professional guitar for “players with smaller hands.” It’s become known over the years as the “Mississippi Mustang”—a reference, obviously, to Fender’s much more famous short scale classic—the Mustang.
Though, while the whole T Series of Peaveys first found the majority of their players in the country field, the T-15 is becoming more and more popular in indie rock. Some of the big reasons for this could be the one of a kind Peavey Super Ferrite pickups, which sound like a powerful cross between P90’s and some of the twang of a bridge Tele. But they have a sound all their own. Peavey also has the nice feature of there being no treble loss when you roll off the volume knob—the guitar keeps its tone no matter how low you roll off the volume.
Other features of the guitar are a three way pickup switch and a single tone and volume knob that controls both pickups. There’s a metal nut much like some of the classic Danelectros, which is nice because they never seem to wear down like many of the plastic ones that need to be replaced after many years of work. And while some of the higher end models, like the T-60, are famous for their excessive weight (some are reported to weigh more than a Les Paul—though the colored and sunburst ones supposedly weigh less than the more common natural wood finish), the T-15 is a very light and comfortable instrument. It, too, came most often in a natural wood finish, with much more rare versions made in both sunburst and walnut. According to Peavey’s literature at the time, the T-15’s body is made of “southern hardwood” whatever that might exactly be. The radius is 12”. And the neck is made of hard rock maple. It all adds up to a first-rate guitar. A Mississippi Mustang, indeed.
I’m sorry but there’s no case. It would take a smaller case or gig bag. The strings are brand new and its set up with perfect low action!
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