The Peavey T series guitars were originally designed by Chip Todd
in 1977. They appeared in public for the first time at the 1978 NAMM show, (the the T-60 and T-30 guitars, and a T-40 bass). They T-series were historically important because they were the first large scale production guitar made by computerized carving machines.
Competing manufacturers derided the use of CNC machines at the time, but soon adopted the technology themselves out of economic necessity. The advert for the T-60 shows Hartley Peavey sitting on an amp holding a T-60. With this guitar Peavey revolutionised guitar making
The Peavey T-45 Bass guitar was one of Peavey Music Corp’s 2nd bass designs, and despite being popular for its affordability and construction, the sound was awesome Along with the T-15, 45 and 60 Guitars, the Peavey T-45,along the T-40 Bass is heavy, it’s built like a tank and can handle some serious gigging. The T-45 bass sports one multi function Toaster-style pickup and three tone/ vol pots for pick up coil blending.
The Peavey T-40 Bass guitar was one of Peavey Music Corp’s first bass designs ever, and popular for its affordability and construction. Along with the T-15, 45 and 60 Guitars, the Peavey T-40 Bass is heavy, it’s built like a tank and can handle some serious gigging. The T-40 bass sports two Toaster-style pickups and two switches, amongst other options of in/out phase switching. The fretless model was also available in the Peavey T-40FL model.