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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:09 pm

Pantera X390 in Caspian Blue @ Guitar Center Cedar Rapids

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has Bendmaster Deluxe
original knobs, pickups


missing the string locks
missing the trem cavity cover
many scratches, more than just clean & polish kinda scratches
lotta buckle rash on back

advertised for $999
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Post by The Chad on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:09 pm

Well at least it was loved.  Before getting sold to GC for probably $400 or so.   Sad
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Post by jester68671 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:18 pm

I bought it. It needs a lot of work. I am looking for parts. Now I have serial number 6093297 and 6093286, both Caspian blue x390s. The neck was cracked on the first, the headstock is messed up on the one I got from GC because the previous owner drilled into the back to put on a differnt locking system.
I have a lot of work to do... wish me luck.
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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:01 pm

jester68671 wrote:...The neck was cracked on the first, the headstock is messed up on the one I got from GC because the previous owner drilled into the back to put on a differnt locking system.
I have a lot of work to do... wish me luck.
The bastid! Bless you my son.

Go forth and restore. 
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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:36 pm

Or I can restore it Smile
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Post by AK350MA on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Just picked up 6093287, also an X390 CB, she's very nice except for the point of the headstock. Even still has the protective paper stuck to the rear guard! Paid too much, but it truly is like new other than the tip.
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Post by corsair on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:44 pm

Show us??

You get it in Alaska??!

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Post by AK350MA on Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:36 pm

I'll get some pics up tomorrow, cant find a nick or a ding anywhere, except the tip!
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Post by AK350MA on Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:39 pm

Got it thru ebay a week or so ago. Paid too much. Would have been worth it if the tip hadn't been damaged. its like a time capsule
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Post by AK350MA on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:20 pm

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Post by AK350MA on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:32 pm

Don't know what I'm doing wrong but each attempt to post a pic brings two in the pre-view(and the post apparently). Anyone know what i'm doing wrong?
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Post by DanTM on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:16 pm

Lovely and in a really good condition. I love the fact that there are still the westone logos on the Humbuckers Smile

May I ask you how much you paid for it ?
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Post by Barry on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:21 pm

AK350MA wrote:Don't know what I'm doing wrong but each attempt to post a pic brings two in the pre-view(and the post apparently). Anyone know what i'm doing wrong?
You've accidentally posted a double link.
On Photobucket just copy the IMG file and paste it directly here. Do not use the buttons in the editor to reference it, that wraps another URL link around it. Wink

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Post by AK350MA on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:29 pm

Thanks Barry!, Dan T slightly under 800 usd.


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The poor repair on the tip

Post by AK350MA on Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:07 am

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Post by AK350MA on Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:09 am

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Never have I seen one with protective paper on it!!!

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Post by AK350MA on Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:17 am

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Pic doesnt show how tip was severed and reattached unevenly

Post by AK350MA on Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:30 am

Sad
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in this one the offset of the broken tip is more apparent-just down from the fire extinguisher

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Factory shims in place- the other two were stuck to the cover

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Post by corsair on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:24 am

Just lovely! That chipped headstock shouldn't be too much of a hassle to repair, eh!!

And US$800 isn't too bad a price, though I get the heebie-jeebies if I pay more than about A$300 :-); I think you've done well - they went tnrough a phase of fetching silly money.... lot of guitar for the money, eh!!

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Post by DanTM on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:51 am

I also do not think that this is a bad price. The last one went on eBay for something around 1100 USD if I remember correctly.

I paid 680EUR/720 USD for my white one and its condition isn't as good as yours.
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Post by Barry on Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:52 am

Just gorgeous.
Ya gotta expect the pointies to get into trouble, very few of them survive without at least a ding, bump, or worse. Head Bang geek  

As for the paper on the control cover, I recently picked up a 1987 Anniversary Genesis XA1630 which also had the protective paper stuck to it. Happens more often than you think.

It's a bit tedious to remove after 30-odd years and it's very gummy, but hit it with low heat from a hair dryer and use a credit card to gently "push" the worst of it off. The residue can clean up with a commercial remover or even vegetable oil if you're patient.


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Post by AK350MA on Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:44 pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement, and thanks again Barry, your paper removal process worked like a charm. Used some wd-40 to loosen it and it almost fell off.

This particular guitar came from a pawn shop in s.Cal. I received it with no warning or pictures of the broken headstock.
I had originally paid 1285. with 140. of that shipping.

As you can imagine, I was less than ecstatic when I realized I had been duped.
I put a message in thru the ebay system and received a reply with a phone number to call. Spoke with Garrett who seemed genuinely unaware of the issue, said he had been selling off several for a collector near his location, and hadn't had any serious issues before.

After some questions and back and forth, I found out this was the same owner as the last one to sell thru ebay (the one for 1100 Dan).

I the end a 350 refund was accepted, and while , to me , no number can be put on the damage to an otherwise pristine 390, it does feel that the final price of~800 is much more appropriate for this guitar. Original Case included.
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Post by Barry on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:30 pm

AK350MA wrote:Thanks for the words of encouragement, and thanks again Barry, your paper removal process worked like a charm. Used some wd-40 to loosen it and it almost fell off...
affraid Yikes! WD40 is not what I had in mind. I meant something like Goo Gone or the like. Generally speaking, you don't want WD40 anywhere near your electronics. It's main use is for helping to loosen frozen metal parts, screws, bolts etc. It'll eventually turn gummy and become a dirt magnet. Not good on an electrical contact.

Glad you got the paper off OK and got a refund. Score!

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Post by AK350MA on Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:50 pm

"Yikes! WD40 is not what I had in mind. I meant something like Goo Gone or the like. Generally speaking, you don't want WD40 anywhere near your electronics"

No worries, washed it in the kitchen sink with warm water and Dawn dish detergent. It was dry as a bone when I put it back on.
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