So, when Peavey decided to step out of the T-60 box and get a little crazy with their designs, they did it right. I can imagine 'ol Hartley and the crew sitting back after work one day, smokin' a big bowl of Mississippi's finest, when one of them starts rattling off nutty names. I'm sure the office was raucous and smoke-filled and the boys were having a ball, giggling like school girls at the ideas that were flying around. When the smoke cleared, (pun intended,) they arrived at Mystic, Razer, and Mantis. I'm not sure if they were talking about guitars or superheroes, but those three names will work in both cases and that brings us to this exceptional Mantis.
I was neck deep under a fellow dealer's table at the Arlington show when I started pulling out these funky-shaped cases. Now to begin, I'm a big Peavey fan and had several 18-pound T-40s back in the day, so I know what they are and what they will do. The first case revealed the silver Razer that flew out of here a couple of months ago and the second case held this red Mantis. The first thing that struck me was how clean and nice they all were. The final guitar was, of course, your requisite T-60 that will be appearing soon. The dealer told me that they all came from a local (to him) Peavey collection and that these were the last three of the bunch.
I played on the old "Nobody in this room even likes Peavey guitars but me" routine and sure enough, before you could snap a stick, all three guitars were under my arms and headed towards my booth. I put the ever-trusty wizard, "El Hefe" on the new arrivals when I got home and all three got the thumbs up. Clean, plays, and sounds great- that's about all one can ask from a guitar that is just shy of 40 years old! There are a few light surface scratches on the body and a small dink on the back of the neck. None of these affect the playability or tone of the guitar. Please take a look at the photos and let us know if you have any questions- we're always glad you stopped by!
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