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Author Topic: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2  (Read 2637 times)

Offline Twanking45

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New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« on: November 03, 2012, 11:01:17 PM »
So I got this piece through eBay and am interested in cleaning it up a bit and getting new pickups. Check it out...

the guitar:
https://picasaweb.google.com/117038821707417363028/Nitefly?authkey=Gv1sRgCNP-jPv-kurVrwE#5806801377777984562

https://picasaweb.google.com/117038821707417363028/Nitefly?authkey=Gv1sRgCNP-jPv-kurVrwE#5806801380360705874

the pickups (rusty):
https://picasaweb.google.com/117038821707417363028/Nitefly?authkey=Gv1sRgCNP-jPv-kurVrwE#5806801370201994338

Bridge (missing saddles):
https://picasaweb.google.com/117038821707417363028/Nitefly?authkey=Gv1sRgCNP-jPv-kurVrwE#5806801348586978162


Some of the screws have rust on them, as do the pole pieces of the pickups. The tiny ball bridge saddles re missing for two of the strings. I have ordered replacements and they are in the mail. Hoping that when they arrive the repair procedures will be simple. Has anyone ever replaced them and can offer some advice. Also, the pickguard has a very small crack just above where the fingerboard meets the body. I bought the guitar with the intention of reselling it so any other advice on upping the value would also be appreciated. Though, I must admit, I feel as if once I get this thing cleaned up I will fall in love with it and not want to sell.

It seems to be a Version 2, maple nitefly, but the serial number (032100) seems odd in that I think it shows it to be a very early model. It should mean it was made in March, 1992, 100th guitar that month. Is it a 2002? How could that be? ANy assistance in understanding it would be appreciated.

Now, what pickups to replace it with. I am thinking Silver or light blue lace sensors for the neck and middle, and a lace dually (gold) in the bridge. Anyone have any thoughts.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 01:02:46 AM by Twanking45 »
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2

Offline billy

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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 10:11:36 AM »
http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php/topic,7796.0.html

You'll probably want to change out all the saddles, and if so check out the graph tech stuff
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2

Offline Twanking45

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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 10:53:44 AM »
Am I correct about the year? 1992 or 2002? Would they make a passive maple NF in 2002?
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 11:03:01 AM »
The first Parker catalog I know of was in 1993 and there are no Niteflys in it.  ;)
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 11:07:31 AM »
A mystery, gang!
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 12:40:11 PM »
A mystery, gang!

No mystery... you're misreading the code. It's probably day #032, production #10 for the day, year 2000. BTW, Parker wasn't producing factory guitars in March 1992.
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 12:41:24 PM »
From the link I posted:

PRIOR TO 2003: Flys will have the six digit code. The first three digits are the day of the year, the next two are the number in that days production, and the last digit is the year.

So 032100, as I read it would be the 10th guitar of the day sometime in early 2000.

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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 12:42:18 PM »
Jinx syber
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 01:06:03 PM »
From the Parker Website:
The NiteFly uses a different system using either a five or six digit serial number. The first one or two digits show the month, the third is the last number in the year, and the last three digits show the number in that months production.
 
Here’s a NiteFly serial number example:
 

•Serial Number 117123
•11=(Month) November
•7=(Year) 1997
•123=(Number of guitar that month) 123
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 01:22:00 PM »
We've seen numerous examples of 'impossible' serial numbers here. They can be attributed to simple mistakes made by employees applying the decals or confusion when code changes were implemented over time. Either way, this guitar certainly did not exist in 1992.
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 02:34:16 PM »
True, 1992 is not possible. But version 2s weren't made past 1998. I really don't know what to make of it. Perhaps I'll never know when this thing was made. I'm forced to stare, confused and broken, into the horizon, engulfed in a six string mystery. Oh well. I'm going to clean it up and put some new pickups in it. Anyone in the market for a nitefly?
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 07:25:25 AM »
Definitely a v2 (no stereo/mono button between the vol and piezo switch) - definitely not made in 92 or 02.  One other possibility - it's not the original neck. Or the SN is just plain bad - like it should be 037100.   I love this era of Niteflys
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Re: New to me red 90s Nitefly Version 2
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 10:59:04 AM »
From the Parker Website:
The NiteFly uses a different system using either a five or six digit serial number. The first one or two digits show the month, the third is the last number in the year, and the last three digits show the number in that months production.
 
Here’s a NiteFly serial number example:
 

•Serial Number 117123
•11=(Month) November
•7=(Year) 1997
•123=(Number of guitar that month) 123

Silly me, didn't realize they were different.  Thanks for clarifying Dan! 

BNO, a swapped neck would explain the issue, could be likely given the current condition of the guitar.
Billy

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