A Peavey guitar serial number is a unique number that identifies each individual guitar manufactured at the Peavey factory. The serial number usually appears on the back of the headstock of the guitar.
Like many factory made products, guitars are issued in series. Because the manufacturer assigns a specific serial number to each instrument in production as it leaves the assembly line, instrument owners or sellers can cross-reference that serial number to its specific year or month of manufacture.
Serial numbers are not only helpful in identifying the particular vintage of a specific instrument. They can also assist in the recovery of an instrument when it's lost or stolen. Serial numbers are also helpful for identifying and ordering proper parts should repairs ever become necessary. Although an official and complete listing of Peavey serial numbers is not available on the Internet, Peavey provides a serial number forum on its website, where anyone interested in tracking down the vintage of a specific instrument can submit the serial number and request information from the factory.
Peavey began making instruments in 1964 and quickly expanded its production lines to include amplifiers and other musical accessories. The company is now among the leading instrument and electronics manufacturers in the world.