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Wanted Looking for a Panther...

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by echoplex, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. echoplex

    echoplex Electromatic

    24
    Apr 11, 2012
    ny
    As the title says, looking for a Panther. Whaddaya got?
     
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Did you try calling / emailing Rocky at StreetSounds in Brooklyn ? ... ya never know what he's got
     
  3. jonathanrichman

    jonathanrichman Electromatic

    65
    Aug 2, 2014
    New York
  4. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    1200 for a Panther ... oh my ... that's less than 50% of the original price.

    It's also worth checking Reverb regularly.
     
  5. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Generally they can be difficult to find. Good luck with the search, Panthers are great guitars.
     
  6. echoplex

    echoplex Electromatic

    24
    Apr 11, 2012
    ny
  7. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    The Panther doesn't need TVJs. It sounds absolutely superb with the HS Filtertrons:





    PS: I also have no critique about the case.

    PPS: But it definitely needs a better bridge. I chose the ABM 2400, which added more sustain and a much better tone.
     
  8. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    The panther makes any pick up put in it sound better. Stock filters sound better, tv classics and my tv setzers all sounded and sound better in my panther than any other gretsch I own.
     
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  9. echoplex

    echoplex Electromatic

    24
    Apr 11, 2012
    ny
    Where's the one for 1200? (or is that converting $ to €?)

    I'll definitely give the stock p/u a try, but I need to make the Panther sound as close to my Phoenix w/p'tron+ & magnatron p/ups as I can (the point of the Panther is something a little easier to play on tour than the Phoenix). I know its not going to sound just like the Phx, but want to get it close.
     
  10. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    The Guitar Center link above ... 1285€ = 1589$ … still a superb price.

    Try it stock first and take care of the crappy stock bridge ... I highly recommend a brass bridge to improve the bass responce.

    PS: With Gibson Brite Wires the Panther is already very twangy.
     
  11. echoplex

    echoplex Electromatic

    24
    Apr 11, 2012
    ny
    Pulled the trigger. Picking it up on Friday. I've got a SS compton around somewhere that I had on a Jet I used to have- if the radius/etc is right I'll probably try that first. And a Chet arm for the Bigsby.
     
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  12. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    The Panther has 12" ... congrats, btw!
     
  13. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats! I have many lovely Gretsch guitars but my Panther is consistently my "g0-to" guitar! Happy playing!
     
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, that is an amazing deal.
     
  15. jonathanrichman

    jonathanrichman Electromatic

    65
    Aug 2, 2014
    New York
    Glad it worked out! I have a chambered solid steel compton on my Panther and it made an amazing instrument even better. Made me get rid of my ES-335 as the Panther was just so much more of a pleasure to play.
     
  16. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    The Panther is one of the best Gretsches of all time in my opinion and I'm still shocked, that it was replaced with the Broadkaster.
     
  17. russmack

    russmack Synchromatic

    958
    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Awww. Did you really just want to unload the 335?

    Russ
     
  18. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    The Panther is the better 335 :D

    Joking aside, the Panther's playability is superb and with a brass bridge and pure nickel strings you're also close to it's tone, if you want.

    In my (!) opinion the Panther is the much more versatile guitar.
     
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  19. jonathanrichman

    jonathanrichman Electromatic

    65
    Aug 2, 2014
    New York
    I wonder if it has anything to do with the rosewood regulation. I hope they bring it back for those who never got a chance to find one. The tension bar bigsby on the broadcaster is a big turnoff for me
     
  20. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    We have several Panther fans here in the forum, so I guess the reason was the Rosewood CITES.

    I'm pretty sure, if the Panther comes back with an ebony fretboard and the cable jack at the side instead of the top, it would become the best selling double cut hollow body.