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Offline resettheconsole

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Craigslist Specials
« on: January 23, 2015, 03:01:34 PM »
I lurk craigslist alot, especially for Parkers (been trying to find a rootbeer classic for a long time, and a few have come up but either at extreme prices, or get snagged before I get to them). Sometimes I see something that needs to be shared, and this is one. Seems like this fella decided he'd rather not have frets, and ripped them all off the board. I can't imagine the glue residue doing any favors for tone or play-ability...

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/4859531008.html

I think I'll just dump other off-the-wall finds in here as well, as to not start a new thread every time.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 04:50:05 PM »
Yeah, but apparently he kept the frets in case you want to glue them back on.

That makes it worth two grand for sure.  That and the Arctic Blue finish that he is obviously so impressed with.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 05:01:23 PM »
Hey guys
I lurk CL too and since getting my guitar I really look for them now everywhere, anyway I don't know if this helps.

Theres a df624 in root beer at music go round Littleton Co.
 Really bad pictures.
 I thought it was silver until I saw it in person.
 It's been there awhile now.
They want $1099
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 05:09:51 PM »
Appreciate the heads up, Mr303, but it's got to be a Pre-Refined Fly Classic in RB for me (:

I sold my MINT teal classic, and a good portion of that money is sitting, waiting for me to find a Root Beer classic, which I'd prefer to be in decent players condition.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 08:19:46 AM »
You're welcome
It's just a shame to see Parkers sitting in a shop being the "red headed step child" to Gibson and Fenders.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 08:46:09 AM »
https://reverb.com/item/450331-2003-parker-fly-classic-trans-burgundy


This ones actually quite interesting. First H-S-H Fly I've ever seen.

Looks to a bit of a hodge-podge of pre-refined and refined parts. Maybe a collection of Wilmington leftovers, sprinkled with USM electronics?

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 04:33:35 PM »
I noticed an Omaha CL listing today

Snakeskin Fly Mojo #25 of 50
$4000

Looks interesting, but I know nothing about it other than to mention it here.

It's worth a look for the snakeskin paint job.

Sorry I can't set a link to it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 04:45:50 PM »
Not a paint job.  It's real python!
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 10:26:29 PM »
Well I learned something new today. Snakeskin. Wow.

Ok,now that's something I never expected.

 And it's simply spending time in a case, out of sight out of mind, what a waste, IMHO.

And that's why I hang my guitars on the wall where I can see them and grab them as needed.



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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 09:55:45 AM »
http://memphis.craigslist.org/msg/4891987722.html

I assume you mean this one? The price seems a bit high, but if anyone out there has "got to have" the snakeskin mojo, I'm sure they'd pay it.

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 11:15:01 AM »
Yup thats the one.

I looked on the web for other examples after seeing it.
Found a couple for 4-5000 when new but they sold long ago.

It is pricey still.

Lots of misc chatter found about them when they were sold initially.

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 09:06:45 PM »
I feel I just got a pretty stellar deal on a 2006 Parker Nitefly. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231519314118?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D231519314118%26_rdc%3D1

I currently have a '96 Fly Deluxe, a Nitefly-M in Tangerine (not many are painted), and a P38.  Started in on Parker with the P38 and kept upgrading with Parkers.   As nice a guitar as the Korean P38 actually is for its price point, I have been searching for quite some time for a Nitefly to upgrade.  For the condition it is in I am used to see these going for more around the $1000 price point.  Not all, every once in awhile they sell for less, but it has to do with the condition it is in and how motivated the seller is.  I finally pulled the trigger; I'll keep you updated if it turns out to be too good to be true. 
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2015, 07:30:35 AM »
Looks like a good deal. Great price. Have fun!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2015, 11:00:22 AM »
I feel I just got a pretty stellar deal on a 2006 Parker Nitefly. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231519314118?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D231519314118%26_rdc%3D1

I currently have a '96 Fly Deluxe, a Nitefly-M in Tangerine (not many are painted), and a P38.  Started in on Parker with the P38 and kept upgrading with Parkers.   As nice a guitar as the Korean P38 actually is for its price point, I have been searching for quite some time for a Nitefly to upgrade.  For the condition it is in I am used to see these going for more around the $1000 price point.  Not all, every once in awhile they sell for less, but it has to do with the condition it is in and how motivated the seller is.  I finally pulled the trigger; I'll keep you updated if it turns out to be too good to be true.

That IS a good deal.  I do see Niteflys going for 600-700, but not mint like this one.  I think used Niteflys are the absolute best value you can get in respect to guitars.  Congrats!

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2015, 06:05:06 PM »
I just noticed a pre-refined Fly Deluxe for $1200 in the Denver Craigslist.
Tangerine!
Dude! Tangerine!  :o
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