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Post by drsyn67 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:16 pm

OK Westheads... I'm sure all of you have looked at this pink beauty... she's been there a while. I'm curious why no one here has bought this one? My lust for her sexy curves is getting bad after getting good images from the seller. Does someone have some insight on these X300s that I am overlooking?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Westone-Pantera-X300-Electric-Guitar-Vintage-/290684662117?pt=Guitar&hash=item43ae27f165#ht_500wt_1413

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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:07 am

i think the price is a little bit high for one not in mint condition, and not including an original case. easy for me to pass this one by, because i have 2 already. Very Happy

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Post by corsair on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:52 am

... looks to have the Bendmaster Deluxe bridge, not the FT. They're an OK guitar, well, I like mine just fine and I reckon that price is about right, plus or minus a few bucks....

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Post by Westbone on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:21 am

Probably because it's pink. affraid

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Post by The Chad on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:50 am

Westbone wrote:Probably because it's pink. affraid

The pink is pretty cool, it's an odd color pink. More of a coral, really. Laughing

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Post by hobster on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:01 am

The Chad wrote:
Westbone wrote:Probably because it's pink. affraid

The pink is pretty cool, it's an odd color pink. More of a coral, really. Laughing

I like the color as well, nice lookin axe. I think the price is fair - free shipping with BIN. If i was in the market for one i'd be interested, but when/if i do get a Pantera its not gonna be a bolt on, so i could be in for a looonnngg wait!

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Post by grogg on Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:14 pm

Price looks ok to me, especially if the shipping to UK is included.

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Post by Westbone on Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:20 pm

Why is no one buying it then? Free post. Can't be bad. Is it because iss PINK?

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Post by Iceman on Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:04 pm

Westbone wrote:Why is no one buying it then? Free post. Can't be bad. Is it because iss PINK?

Even given the poor photos it appears well worn to me. Locknut looks rusty almost. Sparse information in the description coupled with "check the pics or ask for more" = No No

The standard and pro models seem very plentiful on the 'bay and CL / Kijiji / Gumtree so a better one, or at least what seems to me would be a better one, is probably just around the corner.

These can hang around awhile too. The pink x300 out in San Diego is going on somthing like 7 months now, isn't it?

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Mon May 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Iceman wrote:These can hang around awhile too. The pink x300 out in San Diego is going on somthing like 7 months now, isn't it?

YES! I've been trying to haggle with that guy at every turn and he won't give me anything on it. I really want that guitar, and I seem to be the only one interested in it. It's frustrating to say the least, but he finally offered, after all this time, for me to call and work out a price over the phone. Man, I would kill to have that pink X300! Something about it has had me since I saw it!

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Post by Iceman on Mon May 14, 2012 8:47 pm

J.a.c.aranda87 wrote:
Iceman wrote:These can hang around awhile too. The pink x300 out in San Diego is going on somthing like 7 months now, isn't it?

YES! I've been trying to haggle with that guy at every turn and he won't give me anything on it. I really want that guitar, and I seem to be the only one interested in it. It's frustrating to say the least, but he finally offered, after all this time, for me to call and work out a price over the phone. Man, I would kill to have that pink X300! Something about it has had me since I saw it!

Prepare for the long haul with that crew, j.a.c.

I haggled with him myself nigh a year ago now when it first hit the 'bay. Then I did a little online reasearch on the seller and it is not good. A pal who was in San Diego about a month later swung in and checked them out and confirmed my impressions. They call themselves the largest vintage dealer in yadda-yadda-yadda and the rest. Plenty of unhappy customers in their wake though.

I'd forget about this one if I were you. X300's show up on CL regularly so one should be just around the corner.

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Mon May 14, 2012 9:02 pm

Well damn. I certainly haven't been very happy with them, but that's me. Maybe I'll get the red X300 on Ebay and refinish it in that pink? Or is that sort of thing frowned upon here? haha I'll try to look on Craigslist. Hopefully I can get lucky and find something!

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Post by Iceman on Mon May 14, 2012 9:08 pm

If you're talkin' 'bout this one...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Westone-Pantera-x300-with-Original-Case-Vintage-Matsumoku-/170842235742?pt=Guitar&hash=item27c6fda35e

If it stays at the asking bid with the OHSC and free shipping it would be a near steal.

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Mon May 14, 2012 9:17 pm

Then it looks like that is the one I should go for! I'm looking forward to adding another Westone to my "collection." And by collection, I mean my AER300. haha
Thanks for the advice on avoiding those guys. I really wanted that color, but this Red one seems like a way better option. Besides, I believe the seller is someone on here!

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Post by Iceman on Mon May 14, 2012 11:01 pm

J.a.c.aranda87 wrote:Then it looks like that is the one I should go for!

...Besides, I believe the seller is someone on here!

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t3269-my-new-pantera-x300

With that freshly registered smell even...

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Mon May 14, 2012 11:36 pm

Yes, that's him! That's the one. It looks like it is missing some parts. How major or minor of a fix will that be to get those? I believe it was a tremolo arm, fine tuners, and locking nut. Or would it be better to drop in a Kahler like the 390's have?

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Post by corsair on Tue May 15, 2012 1:48 am

The trem arm is a 6mm imported from Stewmac, the fine tuners can be fiddled just by using 4mm(?) hex bolts but and a Kahler behind the nut string lock will sort that string locking thing out! See... easy peasy!!

Oh... you want original parts?! Good luck with that one! I've not found any thumbwheel bolts that do the trick properly yet - FR ones are really wobbly in there - , and Ive been looking for years... there were some Bendmaster Deluxe stringlocks made some years ago and I got two of those, but the maker hasn't been sighted for some time now; pity; he made good gear!

Installing a Kahler Spider, or the like is a faff; not terrifically hard or anything, but a PITA just the same and possibly the trem would be worth more than the guitar?!

Is the guitar going to be a player or a restorer??

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Tue May 15, 2012 10:54 am

Oh it will be a player absolutely! The original parts don't matter me to me very much. I figured they would be hard to find anyway. I've never used a Kahler trem before, but since they're on the X390's, I figured it would be a decent upgrade, although you do make a good point about it possibly being pricey.

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Post by Barry on Tue May 15, 2012 12:19 pm

J.a.c.aranda87 wrote:...The original parts don't matter me to me very much...
Me neither...mostly decorative now. clown

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Wed May 16, 2012 1:49 am

I'm still up in the air on this one. I can't decide if I should go for it or not. It's missing some stuff, and sinking a Kahler in is not cheap and I'm not sure about finding low-cost replacements, unless the ones previously mentioned are pretty low cost. I was also going to have it re-finished pink, which isn't looking cheap either. On top of all that, I can't decide if I should just hold out or ask around here for a Rabin or an X390 or X300. Decisions, decisions.

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Post by corsair on Wed May 16, 2012 1:57 am

The cost of the bits to make it a runner are negligible; the trem arm is about 6 bucks, the Allen bolts are about 25 cents for the six and I've got a spare stringlock if you don't want to pay what Kahler are asking... not, I hasten to add a genuine one, but a Kahler one I think.

Am I helping? Very Happy

In fact, if you want to turn the hex head bolts into something easier to fiddle with...

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t312-fine-tuning-screws-for-bendmaster-deluxe-tremolo?highlight=fine+tuners

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Wed May 16, 2012 2:10 am

Wow! Thank you for helping me so much. Looks like I'll bid on it! I guess I should've thought that the bar and that lock wouldn't be too expensive. Oh well. haha So there is someone on here that makes custom fine tuner replacements?

Er, excuse me. You know of someone?

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Post by corsair on Wed May 16, 2012 3:32 am

Yeah... I do, but he lives in a another country and wont do any more!! Laughing

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Thu May 17, 2012 12:07 am

Well great. haha I ended up winning it so now to move ahead with parts!

About that spare string-lock... :farao:

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Post by corsair on Thu May 17, 2012 3:55 am

You won't get one cheaper than this....

http://compare.ebay.com/like/330733340520?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y&cbt=y

... but if you're sure you want the one I've got, I'll check postage for you?!

Ahhhh.... found the bit, and a link to a post I made about it long ago...

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2209-unknown-locking-nut-stringlock?highlight=locking+nut


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