Dating a peavey guitar by serial number
I am sanding the neck and will post pictures when finished. I'm sure there as some guys there that have done a refinish or two._________________Tony ITOC #05-000134 T-60s, T-63, T-15, Generation Standard, Hydra, Mantis LT, Milestone, Mystic, Odyssey, Patriot, Patriot tremolo, Predator, Raptor, Razer, Reactor, 3 Rockmasters, Tracer, Backstage, Bandit, VSS 20, Vypyr 30, Vypyr VIP-1._________________Tony ITOC #05-000134 T-60s, T-63, T-15, Generation Standard, Hydra, Mantis LT, Milestone, Mystic, Odyssey, Patriot, Patriot tremolo, Predator, Raptor, Razer, Reactor, 3 Rockmasters, Tracer, Backstage, Bandit, VSS 20, Vypyr 30, Vypyr VIP-1.» Age of Ruston Hornsby model AP, 6HP serial no: 167651» Pics and serial number.
In 1965 Peavey Electronics was started out of the basement of Peavey's parents' home. By 1968 the product demand was great enough to warrant building a small cement block factory on rented land and hire another staff member. construction, although both guitar and bass amps were doing well.Due to the saturated guitar amp market of the late 1960s, Peavey switched to building P. The demand for Peavey products continued to grow, and by the early 1970s the company´s roster had expanded to 150 employees. The Peavey company continued to diversify and produce all the components needed to build the finished product.After twelve years of manufacturing, the first series of Peavey guitars was begun in 1977, and introduced at the 1978 NAMM show.An advertising circular used by Peavey in the late ´70s compared the price of an American built T-60 (plus case) for 0 versus the Fender Stratocaster´s list price of 0 or a Gibson Les Paul for 8.50 (list).Hartley Peavey grew up in Meridian, Mississippi and spent some time working in his father's music store repairing record players.
He gained some recognition locally for the guitar amplifiers he built by hand while he was still in school, and decided months prior to college graduation to go into business for himself.