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Offline jester700

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« on: August 09, 2011, 10:07:51 AM »
Ideally I wanted to get a new customized DF824, but the music store never got back to me after I gave them the options I was interested in (and this after I bought 2 bolt-on DFs from them).  So, I thought maybe just a stock one from someone else.  But it's hard to blow a few grand on a guitar you can't play first.  So.  eBay.  I was thinking of this one, since it ended on MY day:
http://cgi.ebay.com/120758126350

But then THIS showed up.  There ya go.  An easy way to dip my toe in the "real Parker" pool.
http://cgi.ebay.com/330599108791

If the owner happens to be a forumite, give a shout out.

One day I will still get an 824...
 

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Offline Scanman413

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 10:24:24 AM »
Grats and Happy Birthday! [:D]

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Offline sybersitizen

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 11:07:58 AM »
Looks like you got a deal!  I was thinking that guitar was listed somewhere in the forum recently, but I can't find it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 11:08:23 AM »
Nice catch on a very nice deal! Did you get the hardcase or gig bag? [8D]

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Offline jester700

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 11:19:59 AM »
Hardcase - I did the Buy It Now.  I didn't even have a stealth in mind, but it popped into my e-mail (I have a saved search going) and I jumped at it.
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 11:48:38 AM »
Well that's one heckuva birthday present! [:D]

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 12:43:06 PM »
I saw that last night when it was listed, almost pulled the trigger myself.  I have really been wanting a hardtail, but just didn't have an extra $850 this week!!  Glad to see someone on the forum got it!!  You'll have to let us know what you think of it when it arrives!  By any means, congrats and yes, Happy . . . Happy Birthday to you!
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Offline jester700

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 12:58:24 PM »
BTW, thanks for all the kind wishes.  This forum rocks!
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 01:12:41 PM »
Happy Birthday Jester!
well, you still have one hours and 11 minutes to get the Mojo and make this one helluva birthday!
That Mojo also looks sweet ... don't you think?   Mwaaahahhahhaaaaa aa a  a  aaa  aa     aaa    (long delay)

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Offline jester700

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 01:16:30 PM »
I WAS thinking of that...  But I have 3 bolt ons already and now the Stealth.  I have to sell off a few before I buy any more, especially since I think my #1 will end up being an 824.

...a few OTHER guitars I mean.  "My name is Jes and I'm a Parker addict..."
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 08:28:53 AM »
I play my Stealth more than any other guitar.
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 04:48:29 PM »
NICE !

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Offline jester700

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2011, 07:33:24 PM »
So, I got this yesterday.  Great condition - other than the screw holes from the synth pickup, you really have to look for the small flaws.  This finish really hides them.  I LOVE the neck.  It feels slightly thicker than my DF524, but that could be the radius, the carbon, the taller frets - or likely the combination of the three.  But man - it plays smooth as glass.  I never had action so smooth or so low.  I might actually raise it 1/64" or so for my bending.  Truly an awesome design, very well executed.  Except...  ;-)  The 2 things that stand out as negatives - the headstock that keeps me from hanging it like every other guitar I own, and that chest jabbing upper horn.  With so much perfectly executed, that this was left in the design is beyond me.  Oh, well.  Still love the guitar, and it'll share top billing with my DF524, which doesn't play as precisely but feels "more like home" with its trem, naked neck, satin finish, and better upper horn.

BTW, my stealth weighs 80 oz. on my postal meter, where my 524 is 93.  Almost a pound difference, but when the right DF824 comes along, I think I'll sell or trade the stealth.
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 08:00:34 PM »
Nice.  Very nice.
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 08:33:00 PM »
You actually got that for under a grand! Sweet.

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