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Online sybersitizen

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The rebirth of Parker Guitars?
« on: April 11, 2016, 05:12:55 AM »
The Parker factory has been closed down for some months. With no further news being offered, many of us have assumed it was the end of the line. Now, suddenly, this message has appeared on the website:

"To our loyal Parker Guitars enthusiasts,
The Parker Guitar line up is currently being updated for re-release in 2017. To receive future notices for when the exciting new models will be available, please sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page.
Thank you for your continued support!"



Let the speculation begin!
« Last Edit: April 12, 2016, 05:46:39 PM by sybersitizen »
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Offline ubo

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Re: The rebirth of Parker Guitars?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 01:21:33 PM »
Watch this space as they say... here's hoping  :)

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 01:56:09 PM »
Definitely watching this thread!
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 03:33:26 PM »
I put a call in to my usm guy. We'll see if he has anything to say.

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Offline neilderemer

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 04:06:51 PM »
Sounds nice... but I take it with a grain of salt. I want to believe they are talking about usa made parkers but my gut says more import models....and that would just be a disappointment

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 04:36:43 PM »
That is great news.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 05:36:07 PM »
If they have the right stuff, the guitars can be made anywhere.

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 05:46:07 PM »
With good materials, good ideas, good professionals and pasion, PArker could have a place in the guitar world of these days. No matter where  ;Dare made, quality care.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 06:31:15 PM »
Look forward to what the future has to offer!  I'm sure they will be a great new addition to the Parker story.  Always forward looking but who knows, maybe there will be retro models for those in love with the pre-refined and/or early refined models  :)




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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 06:33:11 PM »
Actually I don't think my last post captured my enthusiasm,   *%#*?#* stoked seeing this news!

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 01:36:21 AM »
Thanks for the heads syber!

Well, cool!

Hope they gonna make good ones though.

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 08:43:27 AM »
I want to believe they are talking about usa made parkers but my gut says more import models....and that would just be a disappointment

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 09:17:04 AM »
Cue press-release for a slew of new import models - I don't see this being a re-release of pre-refined or refined or even Dragonfly type guitars.

I wouldn't get my hopes up...
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2016, 04:29:27 PM »
I hope that they make fly parts; springs, nuts, saddles... Honestly I want that they work in USA. I live in Spain and we admire your good work.  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 04:38:49 PM »
I heard a few months ago from a pretty good source that they were looking at outsourcing production offshore - eastwards. Perhaps something has changed since then and they are re-looking at building USA Fly's again. I hope so, but I suspect not.
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