Axe Heaven have crafted some limited edition Pantera mini guitars in conjunction with War Machine Marketing. The guitars, which will each feature album artwork from various releases, will be available at San Diego Comic-Con (July 19-22). There will be five options with the main three, “Vulgar Display Of Power,” “Far Beyond Driven,” and “Great Southern Trendkill,” being limited to 333. The other two, which feature “Far Beyond Bootleg” and an alternate cover of “Great Southern Trendkill,” will be limited to 150 and will only be available with the complete set. There will be 30 sets with all five guitars and 36 each of the three main guitars available each day. A raffle will be held each day to determine the order in which people can purchase them. It is also worth noting that another limited edition tribute item is being created for the fans that purchase the full set.
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.”