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Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:36 pm

never seen one like this
looks like an experiment or a prototype
well worn and some slight defects
it is on ebay<-
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Post by Barry on Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:09 pm

Sorry, did i miss something? I don't see anything that identifies this as a Pantera model. scratch

The body style looks more like a later Korean "super strat" and the only thing to suggest Pantera to me is that caramel finish. And a scarf joint?? Very un-Mats.
I'm thinking this is MIK.

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Post by Adey on Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:58 am

Isn't it a Westone Villain, with curly maple finish?

Looks quite nice. Shame about the missing tip of the headstock though. Sad
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Post by corsair on Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:22 am

Gone.

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Post by Westbone on Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:15 am

Back on.

Looks like Korean made with the scarf joint.

Decent woods.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-1986-Westone-Custom-Pantera-Spectrum-MIJ-Guitar-w-Fender-Case/323424160994?hash=item4b4d950ce2:g:gGYAAOSwOypbd9fJ
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Post by corsair on Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:02 am

I dunno whether I like it or not... standard superstrat but yeah; that wood is tasty as!! Veneer??

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Post by Westbone on Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:41 am

No, all solid timbers there.
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Post by The Chad on Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:11 pm

It's a weird one. First surfaced about a year ago on Reverb.
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Post by Adey on Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:46 pm

Still looks like a villain to me....
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Post by drsyn67 on Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:32 pm

The case has tape on it that says "Westone Pantera Custom". Maybe that's a guess or described as such in original sale.

Two questions (team):
- Isn't it missing the fine tuners on the Bendmaster? I just see holes. (The string locks missing, too).
- On the back of the headstock, does it look cracked on the low E? What about those other vertical lines on the back - same?
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Re: mystery model MA Pantera - $699

Post by corsair on Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:04 pm

Yes to both - well, the locking plates and bolts from the stringlock are gone -, and while I'm sure that's a Westone neck, I think the body may be a custom build.

Possibly someone got a hold of a wrecked Pantera with a munted body and did this; who knows but it sure ain't a product of Matsumoku from the mid 80s!!

I kinda like it, though...

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