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wanderlusterer



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PostSubject: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Hello everyone! I'm wondering if the PAF really has any value to the T40? I don't seriously believe it does and was under the impression that it always says this on every neck that's manufactured?


Someone care to educate me? Thanks!
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Frank N. Peavey



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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:49 pm

Most of us desire a PAF model over earlier models for various reasons. Does PAF add to the value? Depends on who you ask. To me a PAF is worth more than a late model, but to each his own.

Here's a breakdown of the headstock text that I have compiled. These aren't official names, just what I call them.

PAF (6-digit, 8M and early 8-digit serial numbers)

* headstock front
** small "Patents Applied For" text
** big Peavey logo
** big T-40 logo
** small "Made in U.S.A."

* headstock rear
** stamped serial number

Mid Models/U.S. Patent (8-digit serial numbers)

* headstock front
** small "Made in U.S.A."
** big Peavey logo
** big T-40 logo
** small "U.S. Patent No. 4,164,163 Other Patents Pending"

* headstock rear
** stamped serial number


Late Models/U.S.A. Made (8-digit serial numbers)

* headstock front
** small "Made in U.S.A."
** big Peavey logo
** big T-40 logo

* headstock rear
** small U.S. Patent Nos. 4,164,163 and 255,462 and 4,327,944 and Other Patent Applications Pending"
** stamped serial number

whew!

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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:48 pm

PT43 wrote:
Most of us desire a PAF model over earlier models for various reasons. Does PAF add to the value? Depends on who you ask. To me a PAF is worth more than a late model, but to each his own.

Here's a breakdown of the headstock text that I have compiled. These aren't official names, just what I call them.

PAF (6-digit, 8M and early 8-digit serial numbers)

* headstock front
** small "Patents Applied For" text
** big Peavey logo
** big T-40 logo
** small "Made in U.S.A."

* headstock rear
** stamped serial number

Mid Models/U.S. Patent (8-digit serial numbers)

* headstock front
** small "Made in U.S.A."
** big Peavey logo
** big T-40 logo
** small "U.S. Patent No. 4,164,163 Other Patents Pending"

* headstock rear
** stamped serial number


Late Models/U.S.A. Made (8-digit serial numbers)

* headstock front
** small "Made in U.S.A."
** big Peavey logo
** big T-40 logo

* headstock rear
** small U.S. Patent Nos. 4,164,163 and 255,462 and 4,327,944 and Other Patent Applications Pending"
** stamped serial number

whew!

And of course, don't forget the ones that have the added FL to the T-40 logo. Very Happy
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Frank N. Peavey



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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:52 pm

Very true. I was only listing the true T-40 variations. I have the T-40FL listed separate in my notes.

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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:14 pm

The very early ones apparently have the tracing around the headstock going all around the truss rod cover, too, rather than straight under it.
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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:24 am

Thanks for your responses guys! I'm really just happy with playing, but wanted a bit more info and appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:57 am

Aladaube wrote:
The very early ones apparently have the tracing around the headstock going all around the truss rod cover, too, rather than straight under it.

Dang. I keep forgetting about those. I guess I need one in my herd to remind me. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:02 pm

Another indicator of a very early one is a trace around the trussrod cover like this:

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PostSubject: Re: P.atent A.pplied F.or   Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:11 am

Chip said that very few T-60s and T-40s were produced with the head outline around the truss cover. Something about the ladies that applied the decal were having a devil of a time getting it to line up properly. Personally I love the look of the truss cover surrounded like that.

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