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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TSims1, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    I have joined club Panther. This guitar is perfect.


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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
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  2. LA Miles

    LA Miles Synchromatic

    912
    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    Congrats - brand spankin new
     
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  3. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Nov 16, 2013
    Finland
    Looks good, congrats!
     
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Gotta love that smell.
     
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  6. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Apr 8, 2013
    Bremerton, WA
    Ah, and in black, my favorite color. Congrats !!

    I know, I know, Black Panthers are always black. I'm just being a wise guy. Hope I don't get banned. :cool:

    Seriously, those guitars tempt my trigger finger at times.
     
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  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    This one ticks all my boxes. Double cut for full access. 12" radius. No mudswitch. V-Cut Bigs. Only weighs 7.5 lbs. Gonna be a versatile companion I do believe!
     
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  8. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh.

    I nearly bought one a while ago, then we went all Brexity and the price went up to more than I wanted to pay.

    Now considering moving on a couple of less-used planks to fund a second hand Panther if I can ever find one. A thumbs up from Tony might just push me over the edge.

    Locked, loaded, subscribed. Have at it.
     
  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Cool guitar, congrats man!
     
  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    This is a really great all-purpose guitar with some extra bling included.
    Great choice!
    IMHO this is "the better ES 335". Congrats, Tony.
     
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  11. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Apr 8, 2013
    Bremerton, WA
    One thing I'm curious though about Panthers is the top mounted cord jack. Is it reinforced on the inside to prevent cracking if you happen to step on your cord? You know, the same problem the Electromatic hollow bodies have unless you add a jack plate.
     
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  12. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Niiiice. Can't wait to hear that kitty roar.
     
  13. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I told you so, but I didn't think, you will choose it, because you found it's looks too discreet.

    Anyway ... congrats and welcome to the Panther Club ;)

    Don't miss to try Thomastik Jazz Swing on it ... they sound so wonderfully woody on this beast.
     
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  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Hmm. I can't answer that. However, I've had lots of top mount guitars over the years and never a single problem.

    I also always loop my guitar chord through my strap(which acts as a "lock" of sorts)before plugging in. Also - I run a wireless, so there is literally no chance of that happening for me.
     
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  15. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Definitely one of the most versatile Prolines and pretty comfortable, right?
     
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  16. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    You know, the more I looked at it......the more it grew on me. Reminds me of something Elvis would have played in the '68 Comeback Special. :)

    Also - it became a matter of practicality for me. This guitar literally ticked all my preferred specs boxes.
     
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  17. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Super comfortable!
     
  18. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Not often, but from time to time they show up on the used market ... lately I even saw one in the bay for just 1300 bucks. Good luck finding one!
     
  19. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    You will love it, I'm pretty sure, not only for it's comfort and versatility, but also for it's discreet look, which in my opinion has some kind of elegance.
     
  20. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    I'll hit you up later n let you know my feelings after I've given it the treatment(you know.....my strings and setup and lube, check the nut, see if I need a new bridge etc.....). I'll be gigging with it this weekend too for some real world experience. :)
     
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  21. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    46
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Tony,beautiful geet that!