Anyway, my absolute dream is to finally achieve that sound and I realize how iessential the Pantera is... however I haven't found any yet and I'm also a LEFTY (what a bad choice!) so I don't know really what to do.
-One option would be to buy a regular Pantera (for this I would have to be in the U.S. touring which I normally do every year and I would also have to be with the money available at the right time) and then somehow adapt it for left hand. I know this would be very hard and it would probably have a bad result.
-The other option would be to build one... Ideally from the original maker, Tom Presley as I understand? Do you guys know if he is still making guitars or there's a way I could contact him?
-The 3rd option would be to find any Westone that could be similar to the Pantera and find a set of Pantera's pickups (these should be OFC right?) and try to get close to the sound.
I come to you to ask for your help in these subject as I can see you all love the westone guitars and you have much more time than me researching about them. Do you have any ideas or any tip? I'd really appreciate anything you can tell me. At last I have a couple more questions:
-Who made the OFC pickups? is it possible to buy them somewhere? Do any of you have some I could buy? Is someone recreating these pickups today? or a similar model?
- What is the price a Westone Pantera these days??
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Registration date : 2023-08-22
I don't have a Pantera or the Rabin signature version but there are members here who do. I trust that they will drop soon by and be able to answer most of your questions.
I feel sorry for lefty players, particularly when they desire a niche guitar brand.
Westone did produce some left handed models but I do not have any statistics on which ones or how many, but I'm sure the more expensive the model the fewer you're likely to find.
If you do find a Pantera, modding it to play left should be a matter of swapping the bridge saddles around and cutting a new nut.
Actually playing it of course is another matter! Aside from the controls and trem bar being upside down, the body contours would not be correct and I would imagine it would not be comfortable at all.
Meanwhile, have look at our website for some more information on both the Pantera models and the Signature Rabin's: LINK
Perhaps it will help answer a few of your questions.
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