Summer NAMM: Peavey Intros Chambered EX Electric Guitars Print
Monday, 06 August 2007 06:15
Hartley Peavey and the Peavey guitar division have developed two vintage-style, chambered-body electric guitars to complement the company's inspired range of class-A amplifiers such as the new Windsor Studio, JSX Mini Colossal and ValveKing Royal 8.

hp signature blues ex.jpg"Class-A amplifiers have very different tonal characteristics than modern amplifiers," said Hartley Peavey, Founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics. "When you play a guitar that is designed in the same vintage style through an amp like our Windsor Studio, they work together to produce amazing tones with marvelous subtlety and diversity. The Peavey HP Signature Blues and Generation chambered guitars grew out of the same wellspring of inspiration that led us to design these class-A amps. These are the sounds that inspired me to play rock & roll, and devote my life to music."

The HP Signature Blues EX is designed with mini-bucker pickups that work with the chambered body to deliver focused mid-range tones with a clear high end. The guitar also exhibits excellent response-when you attack the strings hard, the pickups distort, and when you attack the strings lightly, they clean up. As its name suggests, the HP Signature Blues guitar brings an interesting flavor to blues, jazz and classic rock & roll playing styles.

The Generation Chambered EX features lipstick pickups in the neck and middle positions that give a light, open feel to the guitar's sound. This chambered guitar also features a traditional single-coil bridge pickup and a five-way selector, as well as a maple neck and fretboard with our distinctive vintage "V" shape.

The HP Signature Blues EX and Generation Chambered EX guitars will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q3 2007.

HP Signature Blues EX
24 3/4" scale
24 frets
Mahogany chambered body
Maple top with cream binding
Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
Chrome hardware
Custom-wound mini-bucking bridge pickup
Custom-wound mini-bucking neck pickup
Three-way toggle switch
Two volume controls
Tone control
U.S. MSRP $599.99

Generation Chambered EX
25 1/2" scale
21 frets
Maple neck and fretboard with soft "V" neck shape
Chambered alder body with pearl binding
Pearloid pickguard
Volume control
Tone control
Five-way selector
Single-coil bridge pickup
Lipstick pickups in neck and middle positions
Compensated middle saddle
U.S. MSRP $599.99
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Source: Peavey