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Microphone Month 3

Guitar of the Day

It’s true that Peavey first made its mark by producing reasonably priced and rugged gear. In recent years Peavey has been releasing pro quality designs that prove the company is as innovative as any manufacturer in the business, yet it still found a way to keep its prices well within the reach of most musicians. Today’s Guitar Of The Day is the Peavey HP Special CT USA, a solidbody electric with a fully bound, figured maple arch top in Transparent Margarita (a deep, rich violin amber shade), a birdseye maple neck, two custom-wound HP Special pickups, and a Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo.

As the name indicates, this guitar is crafted right here in the US of A and includes features that are normally found on guitars costing a heck of a lot more. Naturally, the first thing you notice is the gorgeous flame maple top, which is set over an offset basswood body with a sculpted neck joint that allows for easy soloing in the upper registers. The oil-finished, asymmetrical birdseye maple neck is reinforced with graphite to last you a lifetime. The 25-1/2″ scale birdseye maple fingerboard comes with 22 frets and the three-on-a-side headstock is equipped with enclosed, die-cast Schaller machine heads. The custom-wound HP Special humbuckers include a coil-tap function, so you have access to those slinky single-coil sounds as well. The Floyd Rose-licensed, double-locking tremolo includes the patent-pending Lok Block system that sets the tremolo to “down only” mode or “fully floating.” Take a close look at this one, folks! It’s a whole lot of guitar at a surprisingly affordable price!

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