Peavey Electronics® Now Shipping The Walking Dead Licensed Guitars And Accessories in the US

July 18, 2013

Peavey Electronics®, one of the world's leading manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment, announces shipping availability in the US of its line of licensed guitars and accessories featuring illustrations from the award-winning comic book and TV show The Walking Dead™. Created in partnership with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment™, the guitars display highly detailed artwork illustrated by The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard.
 
“We are very pleased to be working with Skybound, the creators of The Walking Dead,” commented Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics. “The immense popularity of The Walking Dead comic and cable TV show will allow us to get our products in the hands of an entirely new market and will expand our range of designs.”
 
Shawn Kirkham, Director of Business Development at Skybound Entertainment, added, “The merging of The Walking Dead’s iconic art and the equally iconic Peavey brand is a no-brainer. I’m excited to see fans and musicians strapping on guitars featuring gruesome Walking Dead artwork from Charlie Adlard. These guitars, straps and picks are going to look brutal!”
 
Targeted for both fans and musicians, the guitars are available as the single-humbucking, entry-level Rockmaster® or the more robust, dual humbucking Predator™. Thirteen guitars bearing different artwork from The Walking Dead will be available at all major retailers and comic book stores. An additional design, which is limited to only 100, will be sold exclusively at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.
 
The Rockmaster ($219 retail), Peavey's most affordable full-size guitar, displays The Walking Dead characters in a high gloss finish on a basswood body, which provides excellent balance, playability and tone. The instrument features a maple neck and rosewood fretboard for fast rhythm and lead playing, plus sealed tuner gears and an adjustable bridge to keep the guitar in tune longer. Comes with cable and picks.
 
The Predator Plus EXP Stop Tail ($400 retail) electric guitar is a new string-through-body version of this popular model. The guitar features a multi-adjustable bridge with a string-through-body design and a slightly longer upper cutaway than most double cutaway guitars, giving it a sleek feel and opening up access to the upper fretboard. The Predator includes two Peavey USA-designed humbucking pickups, a three-way toggle switch, master volume and a master tone control with a coil tap that changes both pickups from humbuckers to single coils.
 
In addition to guitars, Peavey also unveils a line of The Walking Dead-inspired accessories. These guitar straps, premium leather guitar straps and guitar picks display a variety of scenes from Adlard’s illustrations.
 
Features:
 
Peavey Rockmaster
Basswood body
Maple neck, rosewood fingerboard
21 frets
1 humbucker
Volume & tone control
Diecast Chrome Hardware
Scale Length: 25.5”
Nut width: 1.65”
 
Peavey Predator
25.5" scale
three-way switching selector
Sealed diecast tuners, 15-1 gear ratio
Master volume and tone controls with push/ pull tone for single coil operation - 2 Peavey custom designed humbucking pickups
Binding on body
Solid Basswood Body
Dual action torsion rod
String-through-body design for maximum sustain
 
About Peavey®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.Peavey.com.
 
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe and Clone. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S., also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
 
About Skybound
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award- winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe and The Astounding Wolf-Man. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
 
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