Why get a Panther?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Glaw, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    I have a chance to pick up a white panther for $1400. I have a trose, 6120, white falcon and a gibson 335. Don’t need a new guitar but they seem hard to find especially at that price. I have been interested in these since they came out, but will it add something new that I don’t already have? Thoughts?
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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Lot of love for Panthers.

    That said, do you want it or need it? I can't answer that! Lol

    Best of luck
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  3. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    Don’t need it, want to be talked into it(kind of).
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  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    If you like it and have all your finances in order I say buy it, worst case is you don't like it and then you can pass it on, from what I see the panthers are pretty popular amongst people here.
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My Panther is one of my favorite Gretsch guitars, so comfortable to play!
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  6. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I’ve had three different sets of pick ups in my panther, stock filters, tv Jones classics and tv Jones setzers. All three sets sounded better in my panther than any other guitar
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    As an ex "guitaraholic" I know the feeling of seeing a good deal on a great guitar.

    Dang if you do, dang if you don't! Lol
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  9. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    If it were red, the decision would have already been made. Great looking guitar you have there.
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  10. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    That’s a cool Panther. It may be a good investment as well as a nice player. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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  11. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    Apr 14, 2020
    The Flagstaff Sunset Panther is on my Reverb watchlist. Someday I’ll find one!
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I asked Rocky from Streetsounds to find me one when I first heard about the Flagstaff Sunset version. Rocky came through for me like he usually does!
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  13. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    You can't beat a white Gretsch;) (well, maybe a sparkle can:D)
  14. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    I'd prefer your Panther to any Falcon myself :D
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  15. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Get it or let us know who is selling and someone here will buy it. These are great guitars. Should be easy to sell again at cost or more.
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  16. El Marin

    El Marin Gretschie

    I would get it if the price is that... Play for a while and if it doesn't fill ou sell it at a profit

    If you like it... maybe you will be selling the 335 or another...

    I would try it
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
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    Go for it
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  18. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Looks great, and sounds impressive in the videos that I have seen.

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  19. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    May 11, 2017
    ... aren't Panthers of the rare species of centerblocks with a Bigsby that doesn't have a tension bar?

    I have something along that in my mind, and that, to me, says, it may be a chance that won't come across every other week.

    I'd buy it, if I had the money on hand and it wasn't an unreasonable price or in bad condition. In case I wouldn't like it that much after all, I guess reselling it without a loss exceeding the cost of shipping isn't that difficult.
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  20. Drock2k1

    Drock2k1 Synchromatic

    Feb 26, 2013
    If you pass on it, send the deal my way :)

    These are great guitars and assuming that it is in good condition, that’s a really good price.
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