One of the largest and most trusted musical and professional audio equipment manufacturers in the world, Peavey has earned its reputation. Started by Hartley Peavey in 1965, eight years after making his first amplifier, Peavey Electronics now offers more than 2,000 different products in over 130 countries. Hartley based his company's goals on the sentiment, "In order to be better, by definition you must be different," and unique qualities still make many of Peavey's guitars stand out today.
So which Peavey is right for you? If you're a beginner looking for an affordable starter pack, Peavey's Rockmaster 5-in-1 guitar pack may be the way to go. The basswood-body electric guitar comes with earbuds to listen through the built-in preamp with two channels: clean and overdrive. The pack also includes a GT5 amp and a cable to connect to it, a nylon shoulder strap and picks so you can start rocking right out of the box.
If you find yourself constantly switching between different tunings, or just don't like wasting time tuning your guitar, the AT-200 auto-tune electric is your new best friend. The push-button control lets you tune your instrument and switch between alternate tunings like drop D, open G and more in seconds, eliminating the need for tuning gear and long breaks between songs to tune on stage.
However, if jazz and fusion are your areas of expertise, the JF-1 hollow-body electric guitar is a game-changer. The neck is very slightly angled to give you exceptional access to the upper frets, allowing you to play more quickly, smoothly and comfortably. Lightweight and rich-sounding, many JF-1 owners say the Peavey JF-1 rivals similar guitars in much higher price ranges.
In the mid-70's, Peavey revolutionized instrument-making by bringing computer numerical control to the industry, allowing for a high level of consistency and quality in computer-made guitars. CNC became the industry standard and is the reason Peavey was able to offer guitars for less than the competition, leading to their exponential growth. This innovative attitude is why Peavey Guitars continue to be a music industry forerunner and a company musician's trust for value and reliability.