Six digit T-60 serial number

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Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:02 pm

Just picked up an old T-60 with OHSC, and it looks like the chances of nailing down the serial number are kind of slim based on the sticky here on the Forum and the wide array of Google hits.

That said... it's a simple six digit serial number. No letters, no prefixes. Can anyone confirm for sure that this correlates to 1978?


Thank you!

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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:27 pm

Whelp. I did a bit more digging. Apparently it's a very early '78. The headstock pinstripe surrounds the truss rod cover, and its got a PAF designation on there too.

Thinking I got lucky with this one.

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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by CGremlin » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:35 pm

Congratulations!! Those early 78's with the TRC pinstripe are EXTREMELY rare, and are from very, very early in the production run. You hold on to that. The only T's that are rarer are the pre-production demo units that have a serial number of all zeroes.

Does it have the original rectangular vacuform case with the copper-colored lining?

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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:39 am

CGremlin wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Congratulations!! Those early 78's with the TRC pinstripe are EXTREMELY rare, and are from very, very early in the production run. You hold on to that. The only T's that are rarer are the pre-production demo units that have a serial number of all zeroes.

Does it have the original rectangular vacuform case with the copper-colored lining?
I'm very late in replying. Yes, the case is rectangular with a copper interior and has a metal Peavey logo affixed on the outside. I don't use this forum often. I'll see if I can upload pics now.
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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:52 am

The attachments option doesn't seem to be working, and login keeps getting stuck in a loop too. I think the forum is having issues. Will try uploading pics again later.

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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:00 am

Things seem to be working again. Sweet!

I believe the guitar is entirely stock, though I did not lift the pickguard to view the pots and output jack. The case had no handle when I got it and the feet/bumpers were hanging on by a thread. I installed a Fender style handle and also had to install metal feet over where the original holes were. The case is fully functional now.
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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by GreatPlainsPeavey » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:19 pm

Gorgeous guitar. I just bought a T-60, but with a serial number in the low 300k. It doesn't have the truss outline. That would be nice to have. It does have the original rectangular case. I love it so much, I went out and bought a 1983 with the blade pickups.
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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:43 pm

@GreatPlainsPeavey

High five brother! You have a killer looking fiddle also!

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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by GreatPlainsPeavey » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:06 am

Thanks man. One of the things I noticed with the 1983 that I just got is that the nut isn't metal and they don't have the holes in the pit guard near the tone knobs to help you guide moving from single coil to humbucker mode. But I still love the tone of the blade pickups. They are not night and day different than the toasters, but my ears pick up a little difference between the two.
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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by CGremlin » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:40 pm

divebomb99 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:00 am
Things seem to be working again. Sweet!

I believe the guitar is entirely stock, though I did not lift the pickguard to view the pots and output jack. The case had no handle when I got it and the feet/bumpers were hanging on by a thread. I installed a Fender style handle and also had to install metal feet over where the original holes were. The case is fully functional now.
Congratulations on one beautiful early T! Having that TRC pinstripe is what really elevates it into the next level of rarity.

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Re: Six digit T-60 serial number

Post by divebomb99 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:49 am

CGremlin wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:40 pm
Congratulations on one beautiful early T! Having that TRC pinstripe is what really elevates it into the next level of rarity.
Thanks! This guitar is special to me. The first electric guitar I *ever* touched was in the 7th grade, and it was a Peavey T-60 identical to this one which belonged to a friend. Here I am about 30 years later. Over the last couple years I was feeling nostalgic and told myself if I ever run into one that I'd grab it. Lo and behold my eyes popped last Spring when I was in my favorite mom n' pop shop and there it was on the wall hanger. I made an offer and bought it on the spot.

I have a sizable guitar collection now but this one holds a special place. I asked the sales guy if he knew much about who had it. He could only comment that an older guy sold it to the store. It's in 9/10 condition with only minor wear on the back of the neck so I suspect it may have been a one owner axe. I can promise it went to a good home where all axes are very well cared for!

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