There are four editions of the Blue Book, as of 2014.Years ago, Roger Crimm of Peavey Customer Service posted to the Peavey forum about serial numbers that Peavey had used.I used to work at the Leeksville plant where the Wolfgangs were made. So the decision was made to go with a flame top, as good flame maple is easier to get in quantities that were needed for the Wolfgang. Another thing to keep in mind is that QC on the USA Wolfgangs was kept EXTREMELY high!The Floyd on the offshore models is cast pot metal. The USA trem is machined, all smooth polished chrome surfaces, where the other you can see the nodes in the casting, it looks like cast iron that has been plated. The quilt top on these offshore models is about 1/16" thick, that's it! The pictures most definitely are of a Korean Special, no Tone knob. The QC goal was that you should be able to walk into a music store, take a WG out of the shipped case and it still be intune and perfectly setup. I saw exactly TWO quilt arch tops, like 13-14 years ago, then never anything USA quilt after that.And in the lower right hand corner of the nameplate is the designation 84C, which corresponds to the year indicated in the serial number.
Chip was the lead designer/developer of the T series of Peavey guitars.I've reported a number of asshats on ebay who try to sell the offshores as USA models. The pictures most definitely are of a Korean Special, no Tone knob. I've collected a few USA's over the years, and sent a couple to Peavey for some work. Are there any other differences I should be aware of? The quilt top on these offshore models is about 1/16" thick, that's it!
I got a mail from a guy wanting to do a trade, but damn if I waste my time on a Korea-model. Actually, the original concept behind the Wolfgang was for it to be a quilt-top guitar.
Your serial # 1A-05016114 still follows the system used throughout the 80s, and apparently into the early 90s.