PEAVEY HORIZON

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1983 to 1986

PEAVEY produced the HORIZON between 1983 and 1986. It is the 2 pickup Horizon - which seem to be rarer than the 3 pickup Horizon II models.

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 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.

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.

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

Specifications (17)

Body

Body materialwood body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway

General

Finish colorsblack finish, natural finish, white finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Finish materialpolyurethane finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Hardware

Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Neck

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

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control, 2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 blade humbucker pickups

Prices (9)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2011$150.00good
2012$50goodtoggle switch need to be reinstalled and it came with the original hardshell fitted case from 1983 sweet deal!!
2014$95goodIanGreat guitar. Bought it to flip it, but still enjoying playing it. Very classy and expensive looking.
2014$50good
2015$120.00good
2015$120good
1983$329excellentEd
2018$550excellent
1984$450worn

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