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Old 02-27-2010, 02:52 AM   #1
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Played a Parker today...

My god. ....ing gorgeous guitars. I had always been a bit turned off by the because of the upper horn (I never found it attractive...) but I decided to test one that looked quality. I'm not certain which model I played, but it has a mahogany body, which was easy to tell because the beautiful wood grain was left unpainted. Beautiful bolt on carbon fiber enforced necks. Does Parker make neck-thrus? if so, is the neck still reinforced with carbon fiber? $1400 dollars. I think I might ether hold up on getting a seven, or pray that it stays there until I GET my seven AND extra money...oh, choices choices....
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:01 AM   #2
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i have never played a parker but it is definitively one of my "would totally like to play" axe especially due to the design, engineering and sounic possibilites.

zimbloth might be able to talk to you more about it though!!!

tough decisions ahead indeed!!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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Sounds like you played one of the cheaper Nitefly series guitars. Though, they're all pretty much incredible, bar some of the "budget" P-series models.

As for the neck joint, the higher end Parkers have a set-neck construction.

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:55 AM   #4
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i played a parker fly of a friend of mine in ma old amp...they sound really clean!
they work nice when you play jazzy chords, fusion music or funky - blues....sexy and comfort neck which in the high frets works smooth

if you like that guitar you should keep saving money

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
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That's a nitefly, still incredible, but if you play an actual fly, you'll .... your pants, they weigh something like <4 pounds, and they are not bolt ons.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:47 AM   #6
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yeah was like air guitar

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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USA Parkers are neckthrough, but I beleieve run about $3300 now. I have a Fly Mojo and it is fantastic.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:09 PM   #8
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I've played 3 parkers: A fly mojo (singlecut), a fly deluxe and a nitefly. All of them were absolutely amazing and the fly deluxe was probably the nicest guitar i've ever played, they are just so easy to play. The only thing i've played which was (IMO) as good, was a Vigier Excalibur.

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parkers are absolutely incredible! ive played a mojo, never had the chance to play one through an amp, but i hear its a thing of beauty.
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USA Parkers are neckthrough, but I beleieve run about $3300 now. I have a Fly Mojo and it is fantastic.
The fly model guitars appear to have the best neck thru heel on any guitar, but apparently they are set neck, as stated above. They call it their "multi-fingered neck joint."

I really think that it's pretty much the best neck joint out there and is a huge chunk of why I like Parkers. People who have played and liked one of the bolt-on's really owe it to themselves to try the higher end models.

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:46 PM   #11
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I think I might ether hold up on getting a seven, or pray that it stays there until I GET my seven AND extra money...oh, choices choices....
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I wouldn't spend $1400 on a NiteFly M. I would either find a used one for around half of that or get a Fly Classic and probably still spend less than $1400.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:08 PM   #12
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My guitarist just bought a nitefly for like $750. You just have to keep looking until you find a good deal!
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I wouldnt really say parkers are for me, I like guitars with a bit more junk in the trunk but .... they are incredible. The fretboards are mindblowingly awesome as is their construction and feel. You do owe it to yourself to try some of the higher end stuff parker put out it really is in a league of its own

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I have major GAS for a Fly Mojo Trans Blue, but only BMusic stocks them and they're in South Australia
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I own an Italian plum Parker Fly Deluxe. It is hands down one of the best guitars ive ever played in my life. The feel of the neck is amazing and the carbon fiber fretboard is the smoothest thing ever. The only neck ive played that feels thinner is the JP6. Besides that they are AMAZING guitars
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:42 PM   #16
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:48 AM   #17
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I love my Deluxe. It made me stop playing sevens because nothing feels as good.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:56 AM   #18
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I'd LOVE to own a parker...but I REALLY need a seven...maybe i'll snoop around for a cheap gently used parker AND pick up an inexpensive 7.

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Old 02-28-2010, 04:00 AM   #19
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my buddy used to have an american Fly dlx..one of the best guitars ive EVER played...the neck was amazing with the profile, the carbon composite board material and stainless frets....played like butter...

my buddy just got his washburn WM7 today, and im lookin forward to trying it...if the neck will play anything like the parker, my 7321 is in trouble...although i know it doesnt have stainless frets...
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God I played one of the high end Parkers and was GASing so hard. That thing played and sounded like a dream. The ONLY complaint I had was that while sitting down, the left horn was digging into me. That could be because I always sit classical style. Oh well. Absolutely incredible guitars either way.

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^That's literally my ONLY qualm with those guitars. They really do play like a dream. My cousin/bassist says that he's never seen me have so much fun playing as when I had my Parker. I suppose that any guitarist that's serious about playing deserves to have a Parker in their collection.
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Heres a pic of my Parker just cause I like to show it off
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:33 PM   #23
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That is 100% hot, dude. I had a Nitefly M with Nailbombs in it - looked similar to that, but yours is definitely sexier.
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Hears an ass shot showing that perfect heel.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:50 PM   #25
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You can find NiteFly models really cheap used. I had a black one that was beat up and the piezo didn't function that I bought for $400. It still played like a dream. I probably should have kept it just to have a nice 6 string laying around.
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