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Offline Mr303

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« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2016, 08:19:12 AM »
Hard tail Fly for sale on EBay....looks like a '95
For those seeking a light weight Parker.....
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« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2016, 05:04:10 PM »
Just a heads up

P44 fret less from Guitar Center.
Has some issues.
Listed as fair condition
 Less that $200!

Anyone know if it would be a factory item or did someone remove frets?
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« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2016, 06:42:52 PM »
P44 fret less from Guitar Center ... Anyone know if it would be a factory item or did someone remove frets?

I see remnants of fret lines in the photo, so I hypothesize 'user modification syndrome'. (Why would anyone actually ask for a fretless ebony board guitar?)
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« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2016, 06:54:54 PM »
^ I just had a fun phone conversation with the sales guy where the 'fretless' guitar is located. He said not only have the frets been pulled off by a previous owner, but the body is also cracked and smashed near the output jack. He says the thing should not even be listed for sale, but somehow it keeps popping back into place on the website and people keep calling to ask about it.
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« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2016, 12:43:28 PM »
Well, I've played a number of fretless guitars, and made a few, but it is a really tough sell. You have to put a lot of man hours into making them and setting them up, then a lot into learning to play them. That's the hard part. unless you came from a bowed instrument background. If the setup is good and and it intones OK and the board is smooth and you can convince them to set it up with flatwounds, and the Piezo, Electronics and trem still work... $200 is a pretty fair deal.

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« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2016, 07:58:29 PM »
Well, I've played a number of fretless guitars, and made a few, but it is a really tough sell. You have to put a lot of man hours into making them and setting them up, then a lot into learning to play them. That's the hard part. unless you came from a bowed instrument background. If the setup is good and and it intones OK and the board is smooth and you can convince them to set it up with flatwounds, and the Piezo, Electronics and trem still work... $200 is a pretty fair deal.

Maybe the learning curve angered the owner which could explain the damage.  :o
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« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2016, 12:06:29 PM »

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« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2016, 01:13:10 AM »

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« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2017, 09:00:17 PM »
Again, no affiliation, but here's one if you are in Boulder :

https://boulder.craigslist.org/msg/6180703112.html

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« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2017, 12:35:16 AM »
Wow, that's one hell of a paint job. Must've been an early custom order.
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« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2017, 08:33:40 AM »
I know! I don't need any new guitars, but I love seeing the cool stuff that's out there. I've been tempted by some of them, but then I go play mine and think, whew! Glad I don't need a new guitar.

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« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2017, 12:38:51 PM »
Crazy cool paint job. Those old closet gems are tempting
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« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2017, 06:37:32 PM »
It is similar to solar flare finish in the '09 catalog.
I think that finish was called cosmic on the early models but don't quote me on that.
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« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2017, 06:38:22 PM »
Wow!  It's not my style at all, but that is the only Parker I've ever seen like that.  If Marco76 was still around (the old curator of the unofficial finished guide) he'd have something new to add to the finishes guide.  Definitely a collector's item.
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