CkY freak
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I got this in the mail yesterday. I've always wanted a parker, but I, like most people, can't afford to shelll out 2k+ on a single guitar. Well I stumbled across this series of imports that are much more affordable. It's not a Nitefly, sure. However, I can say without a doubt this is one of the NICEST guitar's I've ever played, and I've played quite a few guitars.

This my friends is a Parker PDF100.







Parkers are known for their unique shape. Well this series of guitars has a slightly different upper horn shape. Although I was a big fan of the odd shape they have on their nitefly models. Even if the shape still isn't your thing, you might still admit it is a BEAUTIFUL guitar. It's called quilted vintage sunburst.

The most noticable thing about this guitar when you play it, is the weight. It's by far the lightest guitar I had ever played. I thought my LTD MH-1000 was light, but this guitar is definitely lighter. It doesn't even feel like you've got a guitar strapped on. The neck is a la an original Ibanez wizard - very thin. It's also got a super flat fretboard to boot. Another nice feature is the trem blocker. It has a trem you can use, but there's a mechanism under the back plate that you adjust that can keep it from moving. I don't use the trem, so it's blocked. But what a great feature! No more having to put blocks of wood, or buying tremel-no's.

The pickups sound great! The bridge is a Seymour Duncan Custom Custom, and the Neck is a '59. They both sound great. It also features coil tapping on both pickups. It's a super versatile guitar. You could play just about anything on here. And with the sperzel locking tuners, this guitar stays in tune great!

I'll wrap up this review. You don't find a lot of information on this guitar, so I wanted to put it out there. Thanks for reading!
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Congrats! parker are some odd guitars, but no other guitar plays like a parker.

And they play really good! Enjoy it
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I actually like that body shape more than their standard shape. Is that fretboard rosewood, or synthetic like the other Parkers?
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You don't see many of those around...very nice!
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CkY freak
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Thanks a bunch guys!

The body shape is called MaxxFly. And the fretboard is ebony!
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Quote by CkY freak
Thanks a bunch guys!

The body shape is called MaxxFly. And the fretboard is ebony!
That's really cool. I heard of frets popping out of those synthetic fretboards on the original Fly models so it's good that yours is ebony. Have fun with that thing!
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That is RAD! Awesome guitar.

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I love parkers. I played a fly (mojo? whatever the super high end one is) and it was absolutely the best playing guitar I have ever played. can't say it was the prettiest though
glad to see more of these around lately, such awesome guitars.
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wow thats gorgeous! i had a nitefly v4 (i think) and for some stupid ass reason, i went and sold it i really regret that and would like to score another parker someday. this one is beautiful! hang on to her!


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Lol nice! When I was around 12 (over 15 years ago) I had a hard on for Parker guitars, and when my Mother threw my Squier out in the garden after she lost her shit and reliced it, I decided to **** around with it in CDT (or carpentry/shop class) and made the headstock look like a Parker head.

I did many other things to it that eventually destroyed it, but yea.

Thanks for the nostalgia!
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I want a Parker. The one my friend has is great, I like a light guitar. I think his trem is different it has some adjuster hole behind. Also, how are the stainless frets? Do they feel/sound any different? I wear frets relatively fast I think so I want stainless.
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that's nice!
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Thanks guys for the kind words!

The finish is GORGEOUS! And yes, there are two adjustment holes in the back that can lock/unlock the trem for use! Its a great feature!

As far as the frets go, I can't find anywhere proving/disproving whether they are stainless steel or not. In fact, a lot of specs on the internet are clearly wrong. Some websites say it has 24 frets for example, when it's only a 22 fret guitar. I don't really notice any different in feel/sound, so I'm not sure if they're anything special or not?
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Quote by Tempoe
I want a Parker. The one my friend has is great, I like a light guitar. I think his trem is different it has some adjuster hole behind. Also, how are the stainless frets? Do they feel/sound any different? I wear frets relatively fast I think so I want stainless.


The stainless frets don't feel or sound any different from normal frets to me, my Parker is 1998 and doesn't show any real signs of wear really.
Never had any problems with them popping out like someone else mentioned either, I've never heard of this at all.
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Quote by CkY freak
I can't find anywhere proving/disproving whether they are stainless steel or not.


I thought all Parkers had stainless frets, maybe you can order them without, not sure about any of that. You should be able to tell if they are really silver, can't tell in the photos