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Offline blackp44

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Help with serial
« on: April 18, 2016, 10:49:31 AM »
Hello,
Been a proud owner of a modified p44 and p36 for a while now and I'm finally getting the chance to buy a USA parker. I'm looking at a sunburst nitefly s/s/s with the serial code 68235. With my own research it seems that makes it made in June 1998. I was wondering g , as I can not use this guitar in person before purchase, if the forum thinks this would be ash, mahogany, etc and a nfv5 or what? I'm suspecting a nfv5 hard ash. Just to be sure the necks are still the carbon necks correct? Also, what are your overall impressions of 98' ish nfv5 and like niteflys?
Thanks for anytime and help you put towards these questions
 

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Offline jb63

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 01:18:17 PM »
The 98 nitefly was a great guitar. The heaviest Parker made, but a tank. Can you get to any pictures?
That's the easiest way to tell what's "in" it.

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Offline blackp44

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 06:01:28 PM »
Yea here are a few pictures of it






 

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 06:05:42 PM »
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not sure if that last post worked
 

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Offline neilderemer

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 07:42:27 PM »
It did not. Can't link to stuff in your mail. If someone has emailed them to you upload them to a picture hosting site and link that here. You'll be able to tell easily if it's made of ash or maple. The maple grained ones like I have nfv4 are very even grained ash has really large grain patterns and all nitefly except radial series which are the most recent incarnations were made in the USA and had carbon necks.

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Offline blackp44

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 09:57:03 PM »


http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r644/Jacob_Hullett/pnfv_zpsqdqavi9c.png

heres a link to the photobucket page for it.

I think you are right. The grain looks pretty tight and historically they were maple. Looking for a strat replacement or at least something that can do something in the strat territory and thought this would be a great way to go.
How well do the DiMarzio Area pickups work in this guitar? Ive heard the stock dimarzios can be hit or miss.
 

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Offline neilderemer

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 10:19:53 PM »
Looks like this could be a nfv3 or a nfv5 can't really tell from this picture. If it's maple and fairly thick it is a 3. Swamp ash and thinner then it is a 5. I think my stock dimarzios sound great. Need a new humbucker but it's because it pops surely due to age though. I put seymour duncan ssl1 pickups in my p38 and I think I favor the dimarzios in my nfv4 nitefly. If u want to change the pickup configuration it would be easy on these because the pickup cavity is routed to a large rectangle so you change the pickguard and make it into a hss for the cost of a humbucker and about 28 dollars for a pickguard.