Pantera-themed mini guitars will be available in limited quantities at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con courtesy of War Machine Marketing in conjunction with Axe Heaven. War Machine Marketing CEO, Ro Kohli, commented:
“I’ve been a huge PANTERA fan since 1991. Their records hold such a unique place in my heart and were there to help me through the ups and downs of life. I not only wanted to make a tribute to this band I love so much but to also honor Dimebag Darrell and his legacy in music. However, now with the passing of his brother, Vinnie Paul, we feel that this tribute is even more important than for fans. It has made what was going to be a celebration of the band and their meaning to everyone into a bittersweet tribute to the Abbott brothers
We had been working on these guitars for the last 3 months and are so happy with how amazing they look. My goal has been to make an exclusive item that no one’s ever made before to tie us all back together to THE MUSIC. No matter what your political affiliation, your ethnicity, your background…PANTERA’s music ties us ALL together and looks beyond all the trivialities of our differences. We feel that this is now the ultimate tribute to the band, to the brothers, and to the world they opened up for their fans.
REST IN PEACE VINNIE PAUL & DIMEBAG DARRELL…Gone but never forgotten.”
The mini guitars are available in quantities of 333 (Dime Time) based on the covers of some of Pantera’s records including Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, and The Great Southern Trendkill. Additionaly, a Far Beyond Bootleg and The Great Southern Trendkill (alternate cover) guitars will be available in quantities of 150 as part of complete sets. Each day of the convention – which runs from Thursday, July 19th to Sunday, July 22nd at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA – 30 sets of all 5 mini guitars will be available and 36 each of the 3 main guitars. Due to the extremely limited nature of these guitars, a raffle will be held each day to determine the order of who can purchase them. An even more limited edition tribute item is being created for those fans that buy a set of the items.