Matsumoku, Mid 1986 to Mid 1987
This model isn’t covered in the 1986 Pantera catalogue, so all we know is what’s obvious from the pictures.
The model number, X250, may mean this one came out before the models in the 1986 catalogue, which start with the X275.
Info from the August 1986 pricelist:
This model was known as the Pantera Special, has an arched top
Available in Dull Black.
A new finish, Cherry Burst, was available in the April 1987 price list. The X250l does not appear in any of the later price lists.
- pickup single angled, Magnaflux humbucker
- Bendmaster Deluxe locking trem with fine tuners
- volume and tone controls; some with volume only
- neck looks to be Maple with a Rosewood fingerboard
Update May 2012: This beautifully restored example courtesy Forum member The Chad. Volume control only & missing string clamp:
Another example with volume and tone controls and featuring covered pickup. Knobs appear to be replacements: