Price paid: $ 210
Purchased from: Local Pawn Shop
Sound — 9
At first I played this guitar after playing a Fender Mustang. And I liked the sound of the T-15 over the mustang. The Super Ferrite pickups really packed a punch in the shop. I was using a Fender practice with a little Drive and the tone sounded great. I bought it to play soft rock and maybe a little pop punk on. I got home and decided to see what it sounded like with my metal/hard rock settings and on my Line 6 Floor POD Plus through a Peavey Deuce tube amp from the 70s and it sounded great. There was a little noise but not an unbearable amount. I mainly play metal, blues, and many forms of rock music. Harmonics sound great on it and it has a really great tone. I'm going to give it a 9 due to the noise.
Overall Impression — 9
For me this guitar can fit my style and I believe counrty would sound great on the T-15 also. I used a slide on it for a little bit and I was pleased with the sound. This guitar surpassed my expectations. If this guitar was lost or stolen I would be angry. I would probably flip out. If I knew who stole I'd probably go hunt them down. Like I said this guitar bested a Fender Mustang that was in the shop. I don't remember the exact model but it was an American made Fender. I going to give impression a 9.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I think this guitar is great for gigging. With all the Peavey guitars I have owned, (like 4) the hardware always seems great. Considering 2 of them are from the 80s, I believe in Peavey hardware. The strap buttons I had to add seem reliable. But the sad thing is that the guitar has 20 frets and yes for my style I will need 22 frets to play with one guitar. For a rhythm player this guitar could go without a backup but I play lead. So I'm giving it an 8.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
I don't know how this guitar was set from the factory but when I got it I had to raise the action a tid bit and the guitar did not come with pegs for a strap, a ground wire was visible through the pickguard, and I had to file 1 or 2 of the fretwires. The guitar is a natural color with a white pickguard, silver and black, and a silver pickups selector. These issues were small and since it was used I'll give it an 9. Otherwise I'd give it an 8.
Features — 10
The T-15s were made in the U.S. during 1982-83 and its features are: 20 frets 23.5in scale Metal Nut 37 inches in total length It weighs close to 9lbs 3 way selector Peavey Super Ferrite(Some say they are p-90s and some say humbuckers) 1 volume and 1 tone Peavey Trulock tuners Case with a 50 watt amp built in. The body is ash and the bolt on neck is maple