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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 06:33 PM
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Re: Parker Guitars - Too perfect?

Parker's reputation for quality is unwarranted in my experience. I bought a Parker Fly Mojo Midi in April 2011 (so, yes, conveniently for Parker, their one year warranty has expired). The guitar began buzzing on the lower register frets, while the higher registers were buzz-free. Seems unlikely, right? i took the guitar to my local guitar tech who pointed out that the fretboard is separating from the neck. I am an amateur who plays the guitar several hours a week. The guitar has been out of my house once, for a two hour jam session. I would be angry if a $300 Mexican Strat suffered such a fate after a year and a half of gentle play. But a $4,000 guitar?!?! Looks like a replay of CBS' purchase of Fender. Unfortunately, I have a Post - U.S. Music Corp. Parker Fly, which will probably have all the value of a post-CBS Fender down the road. STEER CLEAR OF PARKER UNTIL THEY FIX THEIR QUALITY ISSUES!!! Caveat Emptor!!
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 07:37 AM
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Re: Parker Guitars - Too perfect?

i agree as well.

us music killed all the companies it took over. Pre us music parkers are amazing guitars. I would own one if i found the right one for sale, but there aren't too many that come around.
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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: Parker Guitars - Too perfect?

Holy 10 year old thread bump Batman!

That said I have a Parker Nitefly SA (don't know what year) and it's a fine guitar.
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 02:00 PM
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Re: Parker Guitars - Too perfect?

Originally Posted by Stemp Fester View Post
Holy 10 year old thread bump Batman!

That said I have a Parker Nitefly SA (don't know what year) and it's a fine guitar.
Yep--people Google things, find us and register just to reply without looking at the previous post date.

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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 02:26 PM
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Re: Parker Guitars - Too perfect?

But it's better than them creating a new thread for something that's been answered, or debated to death.

On that note, I don't think I'll pick up a lower end Parker, as one of my buddy's Parker truss rod slipped.
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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 06:25 PM
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Re: Parker Guitars - Too perfect?

I almost bought a used P-38 earlier this year. It played really nice, but was overpriced for the market value.

I later saw two other guitars in that series, including another P-38, and neither of them played as well as the first one. There seemed to be quality issues with the P series necks.

The Flys are super nice but I don't see them in stores anymore. I haven't played one in a store since the 90s.

They don't have fret inlays which is a dealbreaker for me. I get lost in the high frets without markers.

Also, I would assume that parts would be hard to find, and expensive, too.

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