amagras
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Hello!
I remember having played a Parker guitar with locking tuners, H-S-S*DiMarzio pickups, a piezo and carbon fibre fretboard. Now I found that the P-38 model matches exactly in pictures and looks the same but there is a big price difference compared to the other one (p-38 was cheaper) Also the p-38 manual speaks differently about the materials.
Does anyone knows the model of that guitar, or if the p-38 is a light version of another one i dont know, or even if it's all about the same guitar? Please help! Any info will be appreciated.
Big thanks!!!
Last edited by amagras at Apr 1, 2013,
Robbgnarly
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#2
Was it the Parker Fly? My friend has one, but I don't remember the model. Ugly as hell, but amazing to play
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amagras
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I've only seen the Parker p-38 in pictures and looks identical to the one I played but the specs don't match, specially the carbon fiber fretboard. I was looking pictures of the Parker Fly on google and i couldn't find any with the pickguard. Great guitars indeed
Last edited by amagras at Apr 1, 2013,
mattrusso
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#4
Sounds like an older NiteFly. Does it look something like this?

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amagras
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Quote by mattrusso
Sounds like an older NiteFly. Does it look something like this?

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Yes!!! Thanks sooo much, you are great guys!!! I wish I could have one of these!!! What are the specs and the model for this beauty?
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mattrusso
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Quote by amagras
Yes man!!! The image is small but yes!

Fixed it with a better picture. Can't say enough good about these guitars. I've had 2 of them and they're both some of the most well-built guitars I've ever played. Ever since Washburn took over around 2005, Parker has been kinda going downhill, but the pre-buyout instruments are absolutely incredible. I also prefer the NiteFly neck setup (bolt-on and thick) to the Fly, (neck-through and thin) which also has definitely worked out for me financially. You can usually get these for between $600 and $800 used. The best part is that they completely blow the new, $4000+ Flys out of the water.

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Yes!!! Thanks sooo much, you are great guys!!! I wish I could have one of these!!! What are the specs and the model for this beauty?

That one is the NiteFly SA, but there are a bunch of different models floating around. I've personally owned the NiteFly M and the MidiFly (NiteFly with MIDI connectivity). Specs for most of these models are available online.
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amagras
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What else can I ask for!! Thank yo so much guys!!! If anyone is interested in selling one, please contact.
Last edited by amagras at Apr 2, 2013,
nav00
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#8
Try the Parker Forums, great bunch of guys over there. The Nitefly's are discontinued though so i doubt you will ever find a new one.
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#9
They still make a NiteFly model, but it has been redesigned. http://www.parkerguitars.com/NF-Radial-Neck-Joint-Models/

All of the HSS Parkers are in the MaxxFly model line now.
http://www.parkerguitars.com/MaxxFly-Models/
http://www.parkerguitars.com/MaxxFly-Radial-Neck-Joint-Models/
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mattrusso
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^New Parkers are lame IMO. No "carbon glass" fingerboard, no conical compound radius, different neck profile, ugly body/headstock redesign on Fly/NiteFly, stupid looking (and unnecessary) new models. Plus a lot of them have the JB/Jazz combo, which I hate. The guitars they put out now really have almost nothing in common (besides the floating bridge setup, which is actually an amazing system, and basic body/headstock shape) with the older ones. It's kind of sad. And on top of everything else, they're STUPIDLY overpriced.
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I DO prefer the older ones- for many of the reasons you point out- so I'm not buying any right now. I am very patient.
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amagras
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What about the MIDIFly? It could be one of my choices since it's body and shape are, apparently, like the NiteFly SA. Am I right?
Last edited by amagras at Apr 29, 2013,
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#15
I recently was lucky enough to buy a real parker fly (made before the company was sold) its the most amazing guitar I have ever played or heard. It's truly a work of art.