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Offline alan clare

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Fly Deluxe HSS
« on: October 29, 2016, 03:35:29 PM »
I`m considering buying a Fly.   It`s a HSS deluxe..I have never seen one like this.
If knew how to post a pic, I would.

The serial number is  129012....

However, the chap selling says it was made in 1992.
I thought that the first Parker was produced in 1993...

He has sent part of an email, that he received from Parker.

"I have got a copy of an email from Parker USA in 2013 which says:"

"The guitar was completed on 129th day of 1992 and is made of Basswood and Poplar"
They also advise that there are no factory records from the era of Parker as they were a small start-up company at that point and they do not have any build totals or additional spec's anymore.
Maybe this was one of the original Parker builds?

Any comments, will be much appreciated...

Al
 

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Offline sybersitizen

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Re: Fly Deluxe HSS
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 04:41:14 PM »
It`s a HSS deluxe..I have never seen one like this.

A Deluxe HSS could easily exist as someone's special order.

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The serial number is  129012...

In the normal Parker world that would be 2002 - a year when a whole bunch of pre-refined Flys were made. One possible indicator of an actual '1992' Parker would be if it has a white nut. If the nut is black, forget about the 1992 thing.

In any case, if you like the guitar, just go for it.
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Offline Patzag

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Re: Fly Deluxe HSS
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 05:33:20 PM »
It's a 2002.  The Single 2 came on around 1999 IIRC.  First Parker production model was 1993, you are correct.
The folks who answered that email from Parker unfortunately did not know what they were talking about.
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Offline sybersitizen

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 06:42:41 PM »
It's a 2002.  The Single 2 came on around 1999 IIRC.

It's featured in the '01 catalog. Not often seen in the wild, though.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 09:59:03 AM »
Yeah. I got mine in 2000 and it was very recent at the time. 
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