JT busking to raise the cash for a new pair of jeans
Peavey has collaborated with John Taylor of Duran Duran and clothing designer Juicy Couture on the new Liberator Series guitar and bass.
Designed with the attitude and aesthetic of Juicy Men and incorporating Peaveyâ€™s innovative musical instrument designs, the company say that the Liberator Series J-84 bass and A-435 guitar unite fashion and function in a pair of artfully appointed instruments.
â€œIâ€™ve been using Peavey basses on stage with Duran Duran for several years, and I love their products,â€� said Taylor. â€œWhen we first talked about doing a signature model, I thought, â€˜Letâ€™s do it, but letâ€™s do it differently.â€™
â€œIâ€™m a plug-and-play guy but I love fashion, so I knew that the energy for my signature model was going to go into the attitude and aesthetic presentation of the guitar. We chose woods and metals that best expressed my ideal instrument. I felt that the engineering Peavey would come up with was going to be good; thatâ€™s one of the reasons why I love Peavey, because theyâ€™re so beautifully consistent in taking me where I want to go. It was more a question of creating something that had a certain visual appeal.â€�
The experiment was so successful that Peavey and John Taylor soon expanded the Liberator project beyond the J-84 bassâ€”which features two humbucking pickups and custom artwork in a truly comfortable rock bassâ€”to incorporate a matching six-stringed electric guitar, the A-435.
â€œThe Peavey Liberator Series is my aesthetic,â€� added Taylor. â€œItâ€™s a composite of who I am. I've been playing music for a long time, and these are my ultimate dream instruments.â€�
Liberatorâ„¢ JT-84â„¢ EX Bass
Liberatorâ„¢ A-435â„¢ EX Guitar
Pricing and Availability:
The Liberator J-84 bass and A-435 guitar will be available in Q2 2007 from authorized Peavey retailers.