Chip Todd, a guitar builder and engineer who started working at Peavey in 1974, was chosen to lead the guitar division. Peavey invested heavily in the guitar project by buying all the necessary machinery and completely overhauling a plant for guitar production. By 1978, the first T-60 guitars and T-40 basses rolled off the production line. Because of the low cost of production, Peavey’s guitars could compete very well against the large manufacturers. In fact, Peavey ran an ad ran with the headline “Why?” that compared the price of their $375 T-60 to the Fender Stratocaster at $790 and a Gibson Les Paul at almost $1,000.
In 1981, Todd went to work for Fender and luthier Mike Powers joined Peavey to take over the guitar division. New T-Series models were underway when Powers came to Peavey and the short-scale T-15 was nearly ready for production. The idea behind the T-15 and its 23 1/2" scale was to have a model available that could make learning easier for beginning guitarists and provide faster fretting for experienced players.
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.
Other T-Series models made it to varying stages of production. The T-25, made out of a composite called “Sustanite,” didn’t get past a few prototype models, but a 3-pickup version of the T-15 called the T-30 and other projects including the T-26, T-27, and T-45 bass made it to full production. The T-Series instruments remained in production until the T-60 was officially discontinued in 1988.
Collar City Guitars - Troy, NY
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Troy, NY, United States
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