#1
Just out of curiosity, What makes Parker fly guitars so expensive? I'm not planing on getting one anytime soon, just wanted to know.
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#2
their amazing quality and craftsmanship and parts
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#4
Go to a local music store ( not guitar center) and play one if they have one, and youll know what i mean. Extremely well made, beautiful, flawless, sound awesome. Unique guitars.
#5
-Good craftsmanship
-Complex design
-Special materials like carbon-glass-epoxy
-They use their own hardware, which adds to the manufacturing cost
-Piezo bridges and other high tech electronics
#7
I've played several, they're very underwhelming instruments

you're paying for the shape
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#8
Supposedly great sound without the weight... great sound, that is until you start to notice the buzz (no pun intended). (not my words, from some article I read on them years ago from a pro...)
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#9
I've always thought they looked amazingly ugly..
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#10
I'll jump on the Parker hate wagon. I've never played one, and I won't even attempt to comment on how they feel or what they sound like.

But by god are they some of the most hideous guitars in production.
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#11
Sorry, if I could keep only one guitar in my collection, it would be the Parker, hands down. Nothing else plays like it, sounds as good as it, or is as versatile.
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#12
I've played a few from varying price points and I can safely say that money is going on pretty much everything. The build quality alone is simply amazing, they feel really solid no matter what you're spending on one. Then you get on to the more complicated than average electronics and the uncommon parts...

I can imagine the feel is really very divisive but no matter what, you can't say they're actually bad instruments.
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#13
The carbon fretboard and stainless frets make string bending a real pleasure. It's a feeling completely unlike bending on my PRS with rosewood fretboard. Far nicer.
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#14
I've played one or two and wish I had one. Some of the higher end ones with the exotic (expensive) materials are STOOPID light. I tried a premier model at a guitar show and it was so weightless it was like having solid air in my hands.

Sound was killer, too.

The aesthetics aren't for everyone, though.
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#15
Slightly off topic, but concerning light guitars:

Has anyone played one of those POS Dean Vendetta XM's? By far the lightest guitar I've ever played. Had a very unique tone too, it was very sharp in a weird, hard to desribe way. It was easily the worst guitar I have ever owned, worse than my Wal Mart First Act, but I sure did like it's tone a lot more than my main guitar at the time which was an Epiphone G400. That was the 2nd worst guitar I've ever owned

If I'm fortunate enough to have few custom guitars in my lifetime (I already have the first couple planned out), I'd like to have a guitar made of Paulowina (what the Vendetta XM's are made of, I've not seen any other guitar made of it since then).
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#16
I'd like to play a parker some day
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#17
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I've always thought they looked amazingly ugly..

what?... I think they look really cool in any color
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#18
I used to own a P-44. It was a solid guitar. The upper scale Flies, however, are just simply amazing. What you're paying for is:

Absolute choice materials
Hand Crafted Quality
Complex neck-through cuts
Great pickups
Complex wiring system
Acoustic simulator
Fantastic feel and build

The best guitar I've ever played was the 25th Anniversary Custom 24. A close second is a Parker Snakeskin Fly.
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#19
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what?... I think they look really cool in any color

The headstock in my opinion is pure ugly... Although I've never played one, and I trust the others have better taste than I, I just can't get over why they'd make a guitar that weird looking. Carbon fibre does sound pretty cool though.
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#20
The headstock looks so flimsy
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