Up for sale, a 1980 Peavey T-60 vintage electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Handcrafted in the USA by Peavey, the T-60 draws inspiration from classic heavyweights including Fender, Gibson, and ostensibly Burns, resulting in a guitar that's both visually and sonically unique with a die-hard cult following. Featuring a solid ash body and hard maple neck, paired with original epoxy-potted four-conductor humbuckers and a myriad of tonal options, the T-60 can take on virtually any genre.
The rich and immediate response of the maple and ash tonewood pairing translates well through the pickups, with punchy lows, snappy mids, and a smooth top end when in humbucker mode. The dedicated Tone knobs for each humbucker are arguably the T-60's secret sauce, operating as a conventional treble roll-off from roughly 7-10 on the dial, yet backing the knobs off further results in a smooth gradient to pure single coil operation for exquisite definition and treble sparkle. Further adding to the unique array of tonal options, the bridge pickup's phase can be flipped via a two-way mini toggle. Weighing 8lbs 2oz, this Peavey has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The hard maple neck has a very slender C shaped profile with modest shoulder, measuring .725” deep at the 1st fret and .790” at the 12th. The maple fretboard features a 12” radius with light palm wear through the gloss on the fretboard edges for a particularly comfortable feel, and the stock medium jumbo fretwire is intact. The fretwire is wide with fairly flat crowns, retaining plenty of meat and showing only faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5 and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the straight neck with an optimally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 25 1/2“, and the graphite nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The headstock features a delta string tree and stock set of Peavey-branded Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
The electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle switch, dedicated Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup, and a two-way Phase mini toggle for the bridge pickup. A standard-sized three-way toggle pickup selector was added to the circuit, mounted on the treble-side body horn and replacing the function of the now bypassed mini three-way switch. The original full-size CTS pots date to 1979.
The stock die-cast Peavey bridge features copper base plating, a layer of nickel plating, and a chrome finish, offering a durable and resonant through-body design. All of the original hardware is present, including the metal Peavy knobs and toaster-style pickup covers. The large black three-ply pickguard contrasts nicely with the original bright White gloss white finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to a plugged strap button hole at the treble side body horn, requisite scuffing in the pick path, and light marks mostly relegated to the lower bout of the body. Aside from a classic cigarette burn at the treble side headstock, and a few tiny marks central to the carve behind the 1st fret, the neck profile sports a clean original gloss finish.
A gigbag is included.