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jazzrat
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:15 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Parkers are kind of a love 'e or hate 'em guitar.
I happen to love 'em.

Recently sold the best 335 of my life....favorite guitar style but just can't
play them, ergonomics and now weight with some serious medical stuff.

I have had several Parker Fly's over the years and thought I might like another.
I did a national Craigslist search and this '99 natural mahogany turned up in the Nashville CL. Nearly unplayed, original owner and with both a Parker gig bag and hard case. Great price....texted the guy. Said all the right things...long story, short....
Two hours from first text to an e-mail saying it was at the UPS store headed my way.

This my friends is a spectacular guitar. Sounds like a super SG with acoustic tones when you need them and it weighs under 5 pounds.
This is the best of the 5 Fly's I've owned.

Thought it deserved some "art'y" pics.







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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:09 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Very nice. My favorite flavor... au natural! I've never played a Fly but I've been tempted to pick one up on more than a few occasions. Do you know which pickups that one has in it?

--Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:31 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey Tom,
The made a switch in the spring of '99 from the Gen 1 Dimarzio's to
Gen2's. This is an April guitar and has the Gen2's. The Gen 1's are more Hi-Fi
and tend toward the bright side. The Gen2's have a little warmer top end and
upper mids. It sounds a lot like the Fly I had with Duncans in it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:53 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice score !

Speaking of Love / Hate....
I love the way they play and sound, I had a NiteFly and a Hornet, but moved on because I discovered as I'm getting older that I need to have fret markers / inlays, especially on a dark stage. I wish they would have offered some models with'em. I probably would have kept one of them.

Most haters can't get past the looks and or are stuck on traditional instruments.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:31 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Haters...guess that's one reason I like Parkers...same as Carvin.
So tired of hearing about Carvin only has shredder necks and bad pickups....
what a load.

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