• Peavey Mystic Electric Guitar
    Peavey Mystic
  • Peavey Mystic Electric Guitar, white color
    Peavey Mystic Electric Guitar


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1983 to 1986

PEAVEY manufactured the MYSTIC between 1983 and 1986. The neck is made from hard rock maple using Peavey's patented bilamination construction to prevent twisting and warping. Inside the neck, between the two maple laminates is a fully adjustable steel truss rod - with rolled threads. This truss rod is adjustable at the nut end, using Peavey's adjustment tool. the guitar has a slant peg head design, with all six machineheads in a straight line.

The body is made from unspecified hardwood, and finished in weather and mark resistant polyester-urethane. It has a double cutaway and rib-cage contour for ease of upper fret access and playing comfort. The body style has a conventional double cutaway couple with two large horns: like a combination of a strat and flying V.

The pickups are very high output full-range humbuckers with blade pole pieces using a unique patented dual/single coil circuit. This allows humbucking or single coil operation of either or both pickups through rotation of the tone controls. The pickups are fully shielded and potted to reduce microphones and electrical interference.

The circuit used in the guitar allows a wide tonal range, without the use of active electronics. The three position pickup selector toggle switch (military grade apparently) allows each pickup to be used independently, or both together when in the middle position. When in this position their tonalities can be blended with the tone control. There is a single volume control which operates both pickups, and two tone controls: one for each pickup. There is a coil tap circuit incorporated into the tone controls.

The guitar uses medium-heavy fret wire: with 18% nickel silver construction. There are 23 frets in total, with a scale lenght of 24.75 inches.

The bridge is a die-cast unit, triple plated in chrome wth adjustable saddles. The chrome plated machine heads have a 14:1 gearing ratio. The nut is made from polycarbonate.

The guitar has a neck tilt adjustment feature, which is used in conjunction with the truss rod adjustment to set the perfect string angle.

1983 Peavey Horizon/Mystic/Razer (TM) operating guide.

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Specifications (17)


Controls materialblack controls
Number of control knobs3 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups configuration2 blade humbucker pickups


Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, gold finish, red finish, silver finish, white finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


BridgePeavey Octave Plus tremolo, fixed bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware


Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets23 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Prices (6)

1995$150.00goodcedricwhat made me want it was the rebal flag design on it. real cool!!
1985$1200newstuart t. milligani want to purchase another one
1985$359.00newpriceless guitar, after 28 years of playing, it still sounds great, all original except the strings, well built guitar
2014$125excellentPerfect sounding unit

Reviews (2)

PEAVEY MYSTIC reviewed by Wayne G.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I bought a White Mystic on Ebay. It's a really great guitar. Plays fantastic. I love the Peavey Tone circuit, works great. If I see any more, I'm going to grab them. The quality is comparable to a guitar costing thousands.

PEAVEY MYSTIC reviewed by Randy

Average: 5 (1 vote)
The 1985 Peavey "Mystic", is by far one of the better guitars I have heard, minus your high-end Fender/Gibson's. I'm a Drummer however I have played on my Brothers Mystic for many years. It has an incredible sound to this day, easy action and has been used for 100's of Shows across country. Anyone that can play would love the action and sound this badboy puts out. I must say my Brother left this, and a 1957 Telecaster to me when he passed away just over a year ago. You cannot go wrong buying a Mystic, however I would throw it into playing Metal, or nice Speed Shredding. Hopefully this helps anyone looking to purchase a Mystic, you just cannot go wrong here. Cheer's

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Peace Mystic Body Wood

The bodies were made of solid maple and that's why the guitar is so bright sounding... maple body and neck. Just wanted to help out.