#1
Well, I just did finished working on an old LP Goldtop for one of my regular customers, the guitar was modded with a set of stacked humbuckers and I just happened to have two vintage early 50s P90s so I was able to restore the guitar to the original condition and made quite a bit of dough so I figured this guitar I bought was a freebie and I still have money left over for another if I want. I promised myself no more guitars but it was a tax free weekend here in Massachusetts so I decided just to look at guitars so all weekend I was hunting thru the shops. I must have played 150 guitar between Sat and Sun I was considering a metallic blue Gibson SG GOW or GOM 83/200 that was cheap around $600.00 but I found this Peavey Sig Series EXP in Cherry Sunburst with a great quilted maple top so I decided to give it a shot. I never owned a Peavey guitar and only ever played one HP MIA series one. I was very surprised at the quality and playability of this guitar MIK. It was the best guitars I tried all weekend. This Export guitar was just as good as the one MIA that I had tried that was a lot more.

Specs;

Peavey HP Signature Series EXP Features:

* Cherryburst
* 24-3/4" scale set-neck guitar with a one-piece mahogany neck
* Rosewood fretboard with white synthetic binding on neck
* Quilted maple veneer top on a three-piece mahogany body
* 24 frets
* Grover die-cast machine heads with 18:1 ratio, dual torsion rod, and Tune-o-matic bridge with dual compression tailpiece with string-through tubes
* Two humbucking pickups
* One master tone and two master volume controls with three-way switch
* Gold-plated hardware












The guitar sounds great plays pretty good. Not sure how hot the pups are I can't find specs on those but I will try and find out. They sound great clean and with the heavy distortion I use. All in all a very nice versatile guitar and after a good set up I am sure this will be awesome the action is a little too high for me. Now that I have tried Peavey guitars and this is a mid range guitar they sold for between $550.00 and $600.00 new I paid $250.00 with a HS Coffin Case. A great deal IMHO and well worth twice that. I'll bet if i removed the EXP truss rod cover and covered the info on the back of the headstock no one could tell this and the HP.


John
#2
Peavey do actually make pretty decent guitars, this as proof ofc.

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#4
Thanks guys, You know I didn't even notice until I was cleaning and putting a coat of polish on it that the top is not book matched but one solid piece of quilted maple!
Last edited by johnro6659 at Aug 16, 2010,
#5
^that's 'cause it's probably a photo top, if not a veneer. Have you looked at if the top is actually maple or if it's just mahogany with a veneer/photo top?
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#6
The top is a veneer but I do not know how thick it is. I sent an Email to their customer service dept.


John