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Offline Mr303

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« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2017, 05:33:47 PM »
Yo! Fellow Forum members
I just noticed this...

Black '93 hardtail on Denver CL

Posted 20 days ago

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/6189591248.html


'94 Fly hard tail
'97 Fly Deluxe
'08 PM20 Pro 3x3 headstock
PDF 105
PDF 70 modded
and a few others that are boat anchors.
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« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2017, 05:58:55 PM »
Looks like it may have some delamification near the truss rod hole.

I find it interesting that the amount of fabric texture on the back of the guitar is proportional to the year made, for instance:
both '93 Deluxes I've seen = prominent texture on body and neck
'95 Deluxe I've seen = slightly less prominent texture on body and neck
'96 Classic I've seen = slightlier less prominent texture on body and no texture on neck
'09 Artist I've seen = no texture anywhere

The nerd inside of me wants to plot a graph of this strange behavior, but alas I have other graphs to work on :)
Anyone else notice this?
'95 Fly Deluxe, Majik Blue, Hard Tail
'96 Fly Classic, Transparent Red 
'98 Fly Classic, Transparent Red
'99 Fly Supreme, Honey
'09 Fly Artist, Custom Hard Tail

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« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2017, 04:50:41 PM »
https://maine.craigslist.org/msg/d/very-early-parker-fly/6420704666.html

I seem to remember someone looking for a 93 hardtail.

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Offline Mr303

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« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2018, 01:54:55 PM »
Here’s one I just spotted on Denver Colorado CL.

Df722FR. Floyd Rose
Lots of photos with serial number

Just a heads up, no relation to dealer.


https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-dragon-fly-usa-df722fr/6465541862.html
'94 Fly hard tail
'97 Fly Deluxe
'08 PM20 Pro 3x3 headstock
PDF 105
PDF 70 modded
and a few others that are boat anchors.
‘43 Epi Blackstone
Godin 5th ave p90

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« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2018, 02:32:39 PM »
I appreciate the heads up, and it's good to see someone rattling the cage bars. I was reading another forum where someone said "there are Parkers, and there are Parker Flys, big difference"(ir something to that effect). Is a Parker Dragon Fly really worth the price of a Pre-refined Parker Fly? I haven't played one, but I don't consider my Parker P-36--nice as it is, in the same league with my three Parker Flys. I'm not looking to rile people up, but educate me.
 

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« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2018, 05:44:23 PM »
I've never played a US Dragonfly but I hear they're built  as well as the US Music Flys, which is to say pretty well.  Whether this one's worth $1500 I guess depends on what you like in a guitar.  For me, it lacks a few things that I love about my Flys and NiteFlys - piezo, the Parker trem, and the quirky body shape.  Not even sure that the Dragonfly has the compound radius fingerboard. 

Having said that, has anybody noticed that Flys and NiteFlys are getting more expensive lately?  I paid $650-800 for my Niteflys, and up to about $1600 for my Flys.  But now it seems like asking prices are heading seriously north; most Flys in good shape are at least $2K, some a lot more (regardless of year).  NiteFlys seem to be $900-1200.  Maybe it's because news has got around that there won't be any more ever? 
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
1999 Fly Deluxe (Green)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2018, 08:19:32 AM »
I appreciate the heads up, and it's good to see someone rattling the cage bars. I was reading another forum where someone said "there are Parkers, and there are Parker Flys, big difference"(ir something to that effect). Is a Parker Dragon Fly really worth the price of a Pre-refined Parker Fly? I haven't played one, but I don't consider my Parker P-36--nice as it is, in the same league with my three Parker Flys. I'm not looking to rile people up, but educate me.

I have played Adam Dutkiewicz custom DF and it’s very similar in feel to my Fly guitars with his setup. 
I think a couple forum members use DF’s professionally.
Is this CL special worth it?, not to me but they are nice axes.

Also asking prices may be rising but I would like to see the actual sales price.

 Here in Denver I see a Parker once or twice a year on CL, 2 years ago I bought a 94 Hardtail with minor paint dings for $1100 mainly because of the hardtail and also it was an early model. 

As a side note I visited Drum City Guitarland (the largest Schecter dealer west of the Mississippi I think) lots of beautiful guitars...as in 700 models in stock of all varieties. (Owner told me he gets all the Schecter prototype guitars, I haven’t checked but supposed to be 100 protos on his web site...)
Only trouble is.....wait for it...is the weight of these “normal” guitars. 
Nobody makes a Parker weight or comparably easy playing guitar that I get GAS for anymore. 
Though I did play a Reverend hollow body that was pretty sweet.
So I guess they’re out there but few and far between.
'94 Fly hard tail
'97 Fly Deluxe
'08 PM20 Pro 3x3 headstock
PDF 105
PDF 70 modded
and a few others that are boat anchors.
‘43 Epi Blackstone
Godin 5th ave p90

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Offline jester700

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« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2018, 11:38:10 AM »
The DF824 Dragonfly model is equivalent to other Fly models. Carbon wrapped, flat spring trem, etc.

Lower lines don't have the carbon wrap or flat spring trem. Great guitars, but different.
 

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« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2018, 02:21:55 PM »
Yeah, I've noticed prices starting to escalate. The collectors are kicking in.

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« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2018, 09:21:16 AM »
darn I guess that's good if I want to sell, but I was still in buying mode haha.
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
1999 Fly Deluxe (Green)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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« Reply #70 on: January 29, 2018, 02:55:43 PM »
Wow, obviously I spoke too soon about the prices...  This just came up on Vancouver Craigslist - a 1997 Plum Deluxe Fly for $1000 Canadian (about $850 US).  A few nicks and dings but otherwise looks to be in great shape. Sold within a few hours.

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1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
1999 Fly Deluxe (Green)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2018, 03:05:42 PM »
Yes, I've also seen some lower-priced Flys come up and then go away. Reverb and eBay obviously show some folks asking north of $2k for Flys, but I tend to watch these listings and rarely see them go for that price (even in good condition).
Fly Mojo (2005), Fly Deluxe [w/Sustainiac] (2007), Fly Mojo [w/Sustainiac] (2008), Fly Concert (1997), Fly Classic (2003), Fly Deluxe (1997), Fly Artist (2010), Fly Deluxe [redwood, hardtail] (1993), Fly Bass FB-4 (2003) || More Info

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« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2018, 04:55:30 PM »
I try to keep a tab on what the auction guitars actually sell for, and it looks like it's usually in the high teens for a Fly in excellent condition.  I'm not sure if you can tell on Reverb what the selling price turned out to be.
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
1999 Fly Deluxe (Green)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2018, 05:58:37 PM »
Agreed. I’ve observed the same.
Fly Mojo (2005), Fly Deluxe [w/Sustainiac] (2007), Fly Mojo [w/Sustainiac] (2008), Fly Concert (1997), Fly Classic (2003), Fly Deluxe (1997), Fly Artist (2010), Fly Deluxe [redwood, hardtail] (1993), Fly Bass FB-4 (2003) || More Info

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« Reply #74 on: May 13, 2018, 07:32:14 AM »
I just noticed these Fly springs on Denver CL

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-fly-tremelo-9-gauge/6566458636.html

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-fly-tremelo-12-gauge/6571833352.html

Just a heads up for those that might need a spring or two..
Cheers!
'94 Fly hard tail
'97 Fly Deluxe
'08 PM20 Pro 3x3 headstock
PDF 105
PDF 70 modded
and a few others that are boat anchors.
‘43 Epi Blackstone
Godin 5th ave p90