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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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should i buy parker fly classic (no pics sorry)

A guy I know is selling a parker fly classic (an older model with a balance wheel, though i dont know what year)... In emerald green. He is asking $950 for it, and there have been like 3 or 4 recently on my local craigslist listed for around a ballpark figure of $1500-1750. The guitar is supposedly in perfect condition, with the only negative being a little blemish on the guitar neck where paint has chipped off. I am somewhat worried that the paint will continue to chip through use...

I just want to know what anyone might think, and also, if you guys have played any parkers yourselves and have any verdicts about how they play in your opinions, and if the price is worth it overall. I play just about everything.


EDIT: The fly doesn;t come with a hardshell, only a softshell case.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 09:12 AM
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Re: should i buy parker fly classic (no pics sorry)

Couldn't you touch up the chip area with a bit of clear coat... just to protect the chipped edges? I always liked the looks of those guitars... heard positive and negative... I think it has a lot to do with your playing style and tone you want to achieve (no different than any other guitar). That isn't much help, but I think you need to try it out and get a feel for it. If it's 80%, that's a good thing (I rarely found a guitar was 100% to my liking the first time around, but as I got used to it, I could dial into its nuances better).
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 08:43 PM
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Re: should i buy parker fly classic (no pics sorry)

I have a Mojo and it is a great although complicated (for me). Beware of getting too comfortable on the neck or your other guitars will feel plodding. Also double beware of "Parker chest"! That is playing sitting down with the upper horn jabbing. The price seems decent. Good luck!
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