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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Opinions: Westone Pantera

Personally I know nearly nothing about these guitars. A friend has one he would like to sell, and I find it intriguing enough that I would like to get it... probably for $120 or so. Its an X300 model.

neck profile feels like a strat, a tiny bit wider and a flatter fretboard. It looks like these might have been targeted after the "kramer" guys. It really is in nice condition virtually no flaws in the paint, which is pearly pink BTW . Locking nut, non-locking bridge (apparently a "bendmaster") which floats. Comes with a case which is also in nice shape.

I would be buying it to fix up and re-sell, but I'm not even sure if there is a market for these things. It seems like a well built guitar. Any input or info would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Re: Opinions: Westone Pantera

Google is your friend.

http://www.westone.info/
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Oh God, I haven't heard that name for a LOOOOOOOOOONG time. Westone was your average run of the mill 80's "superstrat" like any other cheapy style of the time like Schecter was at the times. Think below Ibanez but above Aria Pro II.
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I know that Trevor Rabin (Yes, many film scores) endorsed these guitars. I also will say that I love that colour.
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I know that Trevor Rabin (Yes, many film scores) endorsed these guitars. I also will say that I love that colour.
I think INXS played these too.
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Re: Opinions: Westone Pantera

So in you guys' opinions, if i bought it with the case for $120, threw a regular floyd bridge in it and maybe some Dimarzios, could I sell it, Or do you think it would be a waste of money?

(and yes the color is awesome)
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So in you guys' opinions, if i bought it with the case for $120, threw a regular floyd bridge in it and maybe some Dimarzios, could I sell it, Or do you think it would be a waste of money?

(and yes the color is awesome)
I would keep it stock and throw it on ebay..

and keep the FR and pickups for something else.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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These were very cool, I took lessons when I was about 11 or 12 at a store that was a Westone Dealer, my teacher played one like this and I used to drooool!! Cool to have no matter what IMO
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Hi,

I still own a cadillac pink Westone Pantera x300. I bought it new in 1987 or 1988. I put a Kahler Spider trem in it and a dimarzio PU and the thing ROCKS.

Will upload some pictures this weekend.

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I have one of these, bought it new and fully customized it. Great guitar, it's a pity it's only 22 frets instead off 24....


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Personally I know nearly nothing about these guitars. A friend has one he would like to sell, and I find it intriguing enough that I would like to get it... probably for $120 or so. Its an X300 model.

neck profile feels like a strat, a tiny bit wider and a flatter fretboard. It looks like these might have been targeted after the "kramer" guys. It really is in nice condition virtually no flaws in the paint, which is pearly pink BTW . Locking nut, non-locking bridge (apparently a "bendmaster") which floats. Comes with a case which is also in nice shape.

I would be buying it to fix up and re-sell, but I'm not even sure if there is a market for these things. It seems like a well built guitar. Any input or info would be appreciated.

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Mine is an older model though, in the beginning the letters "Pantera" and the logo on the body were MUCH smaller.
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