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Offline FuzzTony

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Guide/chart of current Parker models?
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:14:29 PM »
Hi everyone. I'm a guitar player very curious about Parker guitars, but I don't know where to start.  I'm looking for some sort of chart of the differences in the current lineup. It looks like there are so many different models.

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Offline sybersitizen

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 12:19:22 PM »
I'm looking for some sort of chart of the differences in the current lineup. It looks like there are so many different models.

Hi there. Have you downloaded the latest catalog from the Parker site? Do that - and also the older catalogs. Some of the most appealing models are not the current ones.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 12:24:38 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply! Where is the catalog on the site? I'm not seeing it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 01:05:04 PM »
Well, I'll be... They have at long last actually updated the parkerguitars.com website, which was virtually stagnant for years - and I cannot find the catalogs anymore either.

This is quite interesting in light of the fact that Parker's US factory is no longer producing guitars at all.

I don't know what to tell you now.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2015, 10:20:27 PM »
Wow!  Go figure. Years of crappy website and the day they close the shop, the new website goes online!  Wow!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 07:21:27 AM »
Wow!  Go figure. Years of crappy website and the day they close the shop, the new website goes online!  Wow!

 What timing.

I haven't/won't checked the site since its been idle for so long and was disappointingly poor to say the least.

Let's hope it beckons in a new era of Parker guitar world domination!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 10:07:13 AM »
I will try to get the Catalog section posted today.
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 03:40:20 PM »
Thanks for monitoring the forum and for your updates! However, we've heard that there will be no more American made Parkers (at least in the near future), yet the newly redone website has DF1024, DF824, and other US models featured prominently. Do you have any idea whether the intent is to find another factory for these to be made in the US or make those models offshore but to a higher spec than the PDF series? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 09:05:23 PM »
I will try to get the Catalog section posted today.

Yay!

Okay, FuzzTony... most of the catalogs are here:

http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/catalogs/
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 04:00:38 PM »
Catalogs section is under the Support navigation tab on the site.
Yes, we are currently searching for a shop to build USA Parkers. There arer currently plenty of new USA Parkers at various dealers in the dealer and online dealer locators on the site.
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2015, 09:49:18 PM »
Catalogs section is under the Support navigation tab on the site.
Yes, we are currently searching for a shop to build USA Parkers. There arer currently plenty of new USA Parkers at various dealers in the dealer and online dealer locators on the site.

I gotta say the new website is nicely setup, the layout and look are good and it flows well.

Also good to see Electric City Repair as a Colorado service center since he's done quality work for me and they're just down the street.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2015, 06:31:00 AM »
Catalogs section is under the Support navigation tab on the site.
Yes, we are currently searching for a shop to build USA Parkers. There arer currently plenty of new USA Parkers at various dealers in the dealer and online dealer locators on the site.
This is great to hear, and good luck. And thanks again for being here.
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2015, 04:03:42 PM »
This is very cool.
Thanks for being here and updating the faithful!
Go Parker!
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2015, 08:38:30 AM »
Hey Folks!... I've got a question for parker veterans. I'm in the market for a parker and I've never bought a guitar without playin it first...however, after playing a fly I get the feeling that due to the materials and construction methodology there would be little chance of getting a dud. I'm looking at getting a neckthru model. My question is regarding neck width and thickness[ feel] ..for all of you who have played different models from different production years..is there ant noticeable difference in the feel of a neck on one parker to another? any help will be much appreciated.

Wayne

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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2015, 12:45:44 PM »
I'm pretty sure only the old bolt on Nitefly had an officially chunkier neck, but others will chime in with more info. Having said that, there are differences in the necks, but it's due to individual variation, not by design.

I wouldn't say there's little chance of a dud. Parkers are awesome overall and have many improvements over "normal" guitars, but there have been occasional problems. You'll want to make sure you can return it if there are any.