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« on: April 04, 2009, 03:03 AM »

I can get my hand on a 1979 Peavey t-60 in very good shape with the orig. case for $200.00....I read it is a heavy but realy good axe way ahead of his time. Any comments? Should I take some kite $ and grab it? Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 07:40 PM »

Price seems reasonable if it is indeed in great condition.

As to whether or not you should buy it...it depends on whether or not this guitar has the sound/feel/look that you want.  Not sure what constitutes "heavy"...I have one Les Paul that weighs close to 20lbs, and a swamp ash strat custom that weighs about 6.  If you're looking for a real lightweight guitar, you either need to look at something else or contact Chip Todd (The original designer) and look into some of his mods for the T-60 (one of which is to signigficantly lighten the guitar while also improving it's sound and sustain).

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 02:23 AM »

My problem is that I can't try it before getting it shipped...As far as the weight is concern it is not a reažl issue. Lots of people consider this guitar as a collector item.?
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 04:10 AM »

Well, as said before, the price appears reasonable for a T-60 in good-excellent condition. 

A collector's item?  Not in the classic sense of the term...certainly not a collector's item such as a '57 Les Paul or Stratocaster.  Those who like the sound of the guitar tend to keep it around, or sell it simply because they want something else.

It was ahead of its time in many ways...manufacturing, the way the pickups were/are controlled, etc.  It does have it's own sound...not exactly like a Les Paul but not exactly like a Strat either.

As said before, whether or not you'll like it won't be known until you play it.  But, it looks like the price is good and if you don't like it you can probably get what you paid for it if you sell it. 

So, I'd say if you're interested, buy it, try it...if you don't like it, sell it (you should get your money back).  If you like it, you found a nice guitar at a good price.

Jim
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