August 2nd, 2009, 03:04 PM
Anybody here play / own a Parker guitar??
I have one of the lower-end ones, a P-44
I bought it online without even trying one, but there's alot of things about it that I really like! so many sounds from the 2 humbuckers (coil-splitable) and the piezo... the upper horn is a little "pokey" when playing sitting down sometimes though :lol:
And I should say that it is still the way it came from the factory setup, bar a set of 10's being put on it - played great straight from the box :twisted:
The photo is from when I first got it new, so excuse the little tag on the pot!
August 18th, 2009, 03:18 PM
I love 'em.
Mine is an oddball Fly Classic from '02. It is a custom hardtail with factory Duncan pickups instead of Dimarzios.
Sounds like the best SG you ever heard along with usable acoustic tones.
August 18th, 2009, 05:26 PM
I like to look at them.
Tried the tele like ones, the P36 http://www.guitarshop.net/parker/p36_small.jpg and the Southern Nightfly http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ZrXCrBU7SMv46M:http://www.guitarshop.net/parker/southernnightfly.jpg, but didn't care for the piezzo, and the P36's neck was way too thin, the nightfly's was even thinner and total flat. The neck normally is the dealmaker for me, so I passed.
But still like'em as eye-candy.
June 3rd, 2010, 03:49 PM
I'm selling mine.
June 3rd, 2010, 03:54 PM
I have a P-38 standard (no piezo), rewired with a DiMarzio Pro Track in the neck position and an empty hole covered with white duct-tape in the middle position. :razz:
June 5th, 2010, 10:09 PM
I see that there are not many Parker Players yet so this
is what I'm doing. I have a friend who has 5 Parkers and
he said he would sell me one of his I'm saving my money
and when I have it all saved I can then buy the guitar
from him. Its a 1997 Parker Artist in (Red) my friend let
me borrow it about a month ago and I played it thru my
Fender Twin Reverb reissue and it sounded great. The
guitar was very easy to play and it felt like an old friend.
With some guitars it takes a while to get the neck to feel
right but this guitar all I had to do was tune it and it was
ready to play:cool: This guitar is 4.5 LBS and one of the
best playing guitars that I have ever played:!:
June 29th, 2010, 01:46 AM
Parker P-38, I really love this guitar, very versitile, light and easy to play. I like the thin wide neck. Got mine around 8 years ago or so, pre-washburn.
September 2nd, 2010, 10:58 PM
Hi folks, I own a Korean made Parker P32. This was my first electric guitar(I am currently learning to play). I looked for info or an owners manual for the guitar and ended up at customer service at Parker where I was told that the guitar was kind of an experiment. They took a P30 and changed the bridge pickup to a humbucker and the guitar never made it to catalog. They only made about 20 of each color (mine is red with maple neck and fretboard and pearlescent pickguard. The fact that there are no inlays on the frets make it a less than ideal learners guitar but it sounds nice and is very playable.
January 6th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Got a P44 Pro last year in the blood red cherry quilt. Terrific guitar especially the neck and features. A special feature of mine is that it has an oddball ebony neck (as opposed to the normal rosewood) and it's frets & nut have been leveled by a Plek machine for perfect intonation, great stuff.
January 6th, 2011, 10:42 PM
I'd like to join, but I gave my Italian Plum Deluxe to my son.
January 7th, 2011, 01:02 PM
I have a red pre-refined Classic, I got it when I was playing lots and having lots of shoulder & back pain, it's a cool guitar but I prefer my Tele
Having said that it covers lots of bases that a Tele doesn't so it's a good tool to have in reserve
January 16th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Mine is a Nitefly from 1996. Parker CS said it was a custom shop job, but I don't have anything but their word on that. I love everything about it except the tone control is kind of an on or off deal. Its got a sweet finish...
January 29th, 2011, 11:15 PM
My Parker Deluxe is from the original Parker factory, they were closing out the color, and I got a deal I couldn't say no to. The Trem bushing became loose and Mr Parker did the fix @ his home shop. The word was he enjoyed the worn and played look the guitar was wearing.
Yes I still love my Tele, but the Parker is consistently so smooth, inviting and inspirational to play. Its a keeper.
June 16th, 2011, 12:28 PM
I bought a Parker Fly Classic, the one without the piezo rig and enjoyed playing it but overall found it unplayable so it has sat in it's case for a year or so. I think if I moved the top strap button it might help but it just digs into my gut the way it sits now. Very distracting to have it digging into my solarplexus while trying to crack out a great piece. I've tried moving it up and down but still uncomforatable. Very disappointing since I love pretty much everything else about it, damn stoooopid design
August 11th, 2011, 08:08 PM
I have a Nitefly M, and have changed out the pickups for a set of Suhr SSV's. Amazing difference to stock. It's an incredibly versatile guitar, and the new pickups allow the tone control to give me a usable tone from one end of the adjustment to the other. It's all good.
December 16th, 2012, 06:48 PM
I started with a P-38, which turned out to be a "gateway" Parker. That led me to one, then 2 Ken Parker era SS Niteflys, which I rotated pickups in & settled on Barden S-Deluxes. They are now "stratkillers" which sound & play way better than even my nicest Strats. From there I had to go "full Fly" and got a KP era all gold Fly Deluxe, which has ruined me for any other dual humbucker guitar. Of course then I had to get a Fly Mojo with Duncans & revised wiring., equally wicked. The main problem I have with the USA Parkers, especially the full-on Flys, is that all my other guitars feel "primitive" by comparison. Parker has indeed ruined me.