Dating a peavey guitar by serial number

The serial number usually appears on the back of the headstock of the guitar.Continue Reading Like many factory made products, guitars are issued in series.These were red, amber, purple and sunburst (shown above).People often refer to the Sunburst as "Tobacco Burst", but to the best of my knowledge Peavey did not make a color with this name.

Serial numbers are also helpful for identifying and ordering proper parts should repairs ever become necessary.The decade has to be judged by the rest of the serial.For example serial 5 - 300000 was given to a government minister in the opening party of the new factory in 1975.With this table we have tried to make it easy for every Landola player to date his or her guitar by interpreting the serial number printed on the manufacturer's sticker located inside the guitar. manufactured pre-1961 were marked by punching the serial number to the edge of the top head.The numbering system has changed three times along with the owner changes.