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Meanwhile, the guitar body is base-coated and prepped for decal application. The artisans in the Peavey shop were painstakingly accurate with the detailing of the Dallas International Guitar Festival and Premier Guitar logos. They chose to set the red, black and white logos against an ivory palette to make them pop off the guitar nicely
Once our commemorative guitar gets a top coat, it’s ready for a three-stage sanding process that goes all the way down to a 15- micron paper to achieve an ultra-smooth finish. For reference, a single micron equals one millionth of a meter! Buffing refines the sheen and deep, creamy gloss of the ivory finish.
In the setup stage, Peavey installs its custom-voiced pickups, which they wind in-house to match the guitars in their line. These HP Special pickups are wound using two different wire gauges so you get a true single-coil tone when you use a coil tap – a stock feature on all HP Special USA models. Tremolo adjustments, stringing and intonation are also integral parts of the setup process.
The Peavey Quality Assurance Team tests every instrument built in the Peavey Custom Shop to ensure that it embodies the feel, tone and attention to detail prescribed by Hartley Peavey. Every nuance must exceed expectations—from the voicing of the pickups to the comfort of the asymmetrically shaped neck, and down to the gleaming luster of a lovingly built instrument.
Premier Guitar’s commemorative Dallas International Guitar Festival edition of the Peavey Custom Shop HP Special guitar is certainly an expertly crafted modern classic. Like our guitar? Build your own today at peaveycustomshop.com!