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In the early stages of development, both Hartley and Chip decided they wanted the finish to be tough as an airplanes.Emron urethane is used on airplanes, however it is incredibly cost prohibitive, so Chip had Sherwin Williams come in and work up a formula for them.Hartley also hired the best transfer expert in the country to come give a class on the production method for producing the transfers.On the first batch of T-60s, rub on fret board position markers were used, and were then clear coated. In an effort to keep their secret, the rub on position markers were to be hidden from any outsiders who toured the factory.Many companies wondered how Peavey had created and applied them.Chips commercial art experience coupled with Hartleys existing state of the art silkscreen department (used to produce amplifier name plates) held the secret.Unfortunately, the stuff would cure between the spray gun and the body, and they simply couldnt use it in the Mississippi climate.
They saw the transfers going on as fret markers and made some less than favorable comments concerning the quality of the instrument.Some of the very first necks have pennies in them instead of production slugs. Some of the earliest production models sported this type of rub-on transfer, however there arent many of them out there.If you find one with a coin in it, it was likely a prototype that slipped out of the factory somehow. This particular neck had all zeros for a serial number.This photo is of one of the first prototype necks that came out (number 003).To resolve this problem, Chip dug around where the hook was, and filled it with epoxy.