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Peavey PXD Twenty-Three I Electric Guitar  

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    Captures the aggression and attitude of modern metal players with hot pickups and killer looks.

    With two VFL Active ceramic humbuckers, the Peavey PXD Twenty-Three I electric guitar is the sound of full-on aggression. It's a perfect complement to the Peavey 6505 Series guitar amplifiers, already a metal legend in the arsenals of bands like Trivium, In Flames, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, Darkest Hour and more. True to the music that inspired them, the PXD Series guitars from Peavey are built for speed, slicing leads and razor-sharp riffs.

    Features

    • Basswood body
    • Set maple neck with rosewood fretboard
    • 24 frets
    • 24-3/4" scale
    • Precision tuners
    • 2 VFL Active ceramic pickups
    • Master volume control
    • 3-way toggle switch
    • String-thru-body bridge
    • Aged aluminum pickguard and truss rod cover

    Go for it! Order the PXD Twenty-Three I today.

     
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    PeaveyPXD Twenty-Three I Electric Guitar
     
    4.3

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Only impressive in high-gain situations

    Comments about Peavey PXD Twenty-Three I Electric Guitar:

    I think there are better choices in this price range.If you're willing to gut the electronics, you could improve this guitar, but at that point, you've jumped into higher-priced guitars being an option. You might just want to go to the EMG-equipped versions (PXD II or III) if that's the case. It's just not a very versatile instrument in its stock configuration.

    Things I liked:
    *the neck
    *the body balance
    *the weight

    Things I didn't:
    *only one 'good' sound/style (high gain metal)
    *the tuners aren't as stable as others in this range
    *Basswood body in satin black *BOLT-ON maple neck with rosewood fretboard (15" radius, Gibson-scale neck) *24 frets (medium jumbo) *Stock tuners *2 Peavey VFL Active ceramic pickups *2 volume (1 master volume), 1 tone, 3-way toggle switch *String-thru-body with recessed tune-o-matic bridge *Aged aluminum pickguard and truss rod cover *Black hardware (knobs for pots, tuners, bridge, string tree)

    While the tuners don't seem to hold tuning for long if the guitar sits, the body balance and feel is extremely comfortable. The neck is remisicient of an new Epiphone and doesn't really feel like it caters to a shredder the way a Wizard II neck does-it's got some girth to it.
    There was some white showing at the neck pocket join that went away with a little lemon oil. The body finish was smooth with no splinters. I've mentioned the issues with the tuners above (which persisted even after changing strings). Mine also came with a push-pull tone pot with a circuit board glued to the bottom; none of the wiring was connected to the push-pull switch, and there would be no effect with the Peavey active pickups for coil tapping anyway. I have no idea why the circuit board was on there (and no, this model does NOT have an EMG Afterburner; only the EMG-equipped PXDs have that), but it wasn't wired up either. The body is a soft basswood that doesn't really resonate well. That might be for lack of coating (no nitro or lacquer on the body at all).
    It's decent for the price I paid, but I think there are better choices in this price range, especially if you want more versatility in their sound. However, the one trick it does (high-gain metal), it does very well. Due to the weight and balance, it could be an excellent stage guitar-you can run around all day with it without shoulder fatigue.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peavey PXD Twenty-Three Awesome Shredder's Guitar!

    By Sundance

    from Calif

    Comments about Peavey PXD Twenty-Three I Electric Guitar:

    Overall I can NOT find any faults after a year.
    Unlike some of the other Peavey Guitars, this one IS the Motherload! Fast Neck, Great Sustain with Active Pickups is a recipe for Electric Chaos! I was a little weary of the guitar staying in tune without Grover's or Schaller's, but in the year I've owned this, I've only tuned it right after changing strings. All around a Excellent Guitar at a very low price.
    What's to say, all top of the line from the Headstock to the Straploc, a classy guitar!
    After playing it, I would have paid nearly twice what I did. Well worth the price!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peavey PXD

    By Fenderstrat500

    from White Pine TN

    Comments about Peavey PXD Twenty-Three I Electric Guitar:

    This has to be the best guitar ive ever played. It is so versitile. It can play blues metal...you name it. Great for the price and the satin finish on the neck will make you glide with ease and it overall just feels right. The active pickups burn really well!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for the price

    By MIkey Mike-M.Mb1

    from Michigan

    Comments about Peavey PXD Twenty-Three I Electric Guitar:

    I've only been playing for about 2 years but I own this and 4 other guitars (including a bass).Well it's fretboard is fast and it's easy to access all 24 frets, it could do without the aluminum pick guard, the tuners r kinda cheap and so is the finish, I've already worn out a spot were i rest my hand, and I've only had it for a month.the pickups put out tons of gain and like i said the neck is FAST i have compared it to some pretty sweet Ibanez in the store and i liked this better.The Bottom Line: buy it if your a shredder on a budget.

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