Peavey wolfgang serial number dating
With an instantly recognizable body shape and distinctive headstock, you can tell at a glance that this is a singular instrument.
Built of solid basswood, the body has a 1/2" maple arch top with 5-ply binding and matching headstock.
I went over to the T-60 site and copied the serial number dating list that they have to hopefully help everyone here with their T-40 dates.
Since the T-60 guitars were manufactured at the same time as the basses, the serial numbers are similar and were not separated between guitar and bass, just as they were produced. 8Mxxxxxx 1978 0000xxxx - 0030xxxx 1978 0031xxxx - 0047xxxx 1979 0048xxxx - 0065xxxx 1980 0066xxxx - 0099xxxx 1981 0100xxxx - 0129xxxx 1982 0130xxxx - 0169xxxx 1983 0170xxxx - 0199xxxx 1984 0200xxxx - 0239xxxx 1985 0240xxxx - 0259xxxx 1986 0260xxxx - 0339xxxx 1987It must be noted that there are some rare 6 digit serial numbers that are out there that do date to 1978, however there is no way to know if they pre-date the 8M, 00 or are mixed in there as 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.
In light of those list prices, it´s also easy to see where the Japanese guitar makers had plenty of maneuvering room during their copy era.
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.
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.
Just email Peavey's Customer Service Department with your serial number and they'll reply with the manufacture year.
They gave me the dates of both my T-40 and my daughter's T-20.