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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-02-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

This guitar is amazing! I'm totally blown away by it. I will be selling off some guitars and maybe cancelling some custom builds I have going so I can order a custom 7 string parker.

Playability wise, this thing SMOKES and is easily in the same league as Mayones, J-customs, high end PRS, ViK, Blackmachine, Daemoness, etc... In fact, i would wager that it plays a little bit better.

What really makes me a convert is all the cool engineering they put into the guitar. The guitar is ridiculously thin, and weighs only 5 pounds. Its the contours are off the wall too, very very comfortable.

Some people automatically assume than thin guitars = thin sounding but that is 110% bull****. This sounds ****ing awesome!

I cant wait to get an order in for the 7 string version!!!!

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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

I knew you'd like it. They make some cheaper ones too, but the higher end models are some of the best guitars I've ever played.
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Yeah this one retailed for around 4000 i think. I would definitely buy them at new pricing all day long, and thats what I'll have to do for the 7 string too
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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

They are 100 percent stable all year round too. No more worrying about things going out of whack on you from temp/humidity changes and stuff. How do you like the trem? I thought it was one of the finer points of the guitar...among other things.
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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

I still think the rg/jem shape is the sexiest thing there is, but don't get me wrong here....from a functionality standpoint the parker is by far a much better investment than any Ibanez will ever be. That and they definitely aren't ugly guitars either. They have a very original appearance that is highly functional as well. Very comfortable couch potato guitar for those rainy days!

I like that color too. Classy.
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They are 100 percent stable all year round too. No more worrying about things going out of whack on you from temp/humidity changes and stuff. How do you like the trem? I thought it was one of the finer points of the guitar...among other things.
Yeah i love the stability!

The trem is great, i am a huge fan of non-locking trems. I think with todays technology you don't really need double locking tremelos. The sperzels are nice too of course

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I still think the rg/jem shape is the sexiest thing there is, but don't get me wrong here....from a functionality standpoint the parker is by far a much better investment than any Ibanez will ever be. That and they definitely aren't ugly guitars either. They have a very original appearance that is highly functional as well. Very comfortable couch potato guitar for those rainy days!

I like that color too. Classy.
Yup! Engineered crazily
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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

So are you putting a ring on this one and hanging up dating? LOL
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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

Well, I am more of a 7 string guy and have been thinking about nabbing a 7 string maxxfly for a while but they are pricey so i thought I'd take a shot at the Maxxfly 6 first (used) and see how I like it.

This one will probably be for sale once my ViK arrives, but if not, when my 7 string maxxfly gets here for sure.
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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

Parkers are very nice and sound great, too. The carbon fiber over balsa wood blew me away (from one of their most expensive models) making a five pound instrument. I don't know if they still make this particular one but it has tone for days and I think the extra stiff neck helps in that department.

The heavier bodied, less expensive Parkers are great, too and benefit from all the engineering other than the super light form factor. I think they are still only about six and a half pounds and still are lighter than most other instruments.

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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

Nice one! About a year ago I got to play one, it felt and sounded awesome. Love the color too.
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Parkers are very nice and sound great, too. The carbon fiber over balsa wood blew me away (from one of their most expensive models) making a five pound instrument. I don't know if they still make this particular one but it has tone for days and I think the extra stiff neck helps in that department.

The heavier bodied, less expensive Parkers are great, too and benefit from all the engineering other than the super light form factor. I think they are still only about six and a half pounds and still are lighter than most other instruments.
Yes, they make my 90 rg feel like a whale. They are all very light.
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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

Took some more pics to show off the contours..this thing is amazing.











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Yes, they make my 90 rg feel like a whale. They are all very light.
Even with heavier woods like mahogany or maple the super thin contours makes them light regardless of wood. I don't know of any old school electric as light as any Parker.

I did feel a nice Kelton Swade Keith Urban tele model that was around six and a half pounds and it was the lightest of a normal build electric guitar I had ever seen. Even so, it still didn't have those special ergonomic contours so even a Parker at six and a half pounds (Nitefly) would feel considerably lighter than a tele at six and a half pounds. There are some hollowbodies that are light but no solidbodies with a pure sound of just the pickup as any good solidbody pushes for. You get more treble, mid, and bass with any pickup in a solid body of wood, and reduced feedback and the Parker pulls that off without the solid body being too heavy. I wish more makers would make their own take on the Parker concept.

I don't know if there are any other guitars on the market less than six pounds other than the Parkers.

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Re: NGD: Parker Maxxfly DF824 (bye bye other guitars!)

No I don't think there are either.

Stealth...that thing is sexy. DAMN!!!!!
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