Purchased from: Mr Entertainment
Sound — 10
This guy has a wide vareity of sound and tone, although for some metal heads the included Parker stinger humbuckers might be a little weak. I'm currently using it with a Behringer V-Amp 2, and a Fender Frontman 25R, and it performs extremly well. It's so versatile with the piezo and coil tap control, it can get all the sounds needed for nearly any genre of music.
Overall Impression — 9
The P-44 was a near-perfect match for me, especially the price tag, I couldent ask for better. I would of expected to pay another $500-$1000 for a guitar of this quality. I have to put some stress here on my only problem with this guitar, the battery supply, there have been numberous occasions when I've gone to practise, and that annoying little red light comes on and I lose allot of tone and volume. So the price of the 9 volts to power it can be irritating. Looking beyond that, this guitar is incredible, I definitly reccomend it for all players, well except for those Who dont enjoy the looks, you either love it, or you hate it.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I've already used the the P-44 for a live show, and it faired extremly well, because of it's build it's near indestrucible, although I wouldent want to find out the extent of this feature, as I wouldn't want to lose the guitar. My only concern with this guitars reliability is the fact the whole guitar seems to rely on the 9 volt battery thats inserted into the back of the guitar, this is because of the preamp/mixer system thats placed into the internal electronics. I always keep a spare batterie, and a spare guitar, just incase.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I first got this guitar it was extremly well set up, the action was set to a desirable level, the pickups were fairly well adjusted, everything seemed to be in near-perfect condition. But of course, it still needed some personalizing. This guitar was flawless, the finish is excellent, and the build is just amazing.
Features — 10
The P-44 has all the signature capabilities of the high-end Parker Fly in a beautiful solid-mahogany body.The humbuckers deliver twang and shimmer with plenty of attitude. The split coil lets you get a pseudo-single-coil sound, with zero hum. Count on the piezos for a very realistic acoustic sound, then mix them with the magnetics for a hybrid that introduces a whole new dimension to music.