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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 10:58:38 AM »
... there is no acoustic system installed.  There are some solder points that have no wiring, like something had been there, and the battery goes to nothing. There are no leads, only holes where wires used to run ... there is a line at the bottom that says it is an American body with a Parker serialized replacement neck.

So there's full confirmation of the guitar's history.

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So now my question is this, should I keep the guitar, or return it and get my money back ... Or is it worth buying the acoustic bridge, and electronics and replacing the neck?

It's all up to you and your expectations. Piezo functionality can be added if you want to put more money into it ... but if you'd prefer a factory equipped guitar with the stock piezo system and carbon neck, it's not a keeper. (As I mentioned, those necks are difficult to find and not cheap.)
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Offline jb63

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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 02:58:58 PM »
Yup. "If you like it, keep it!" It has the thin neck some people will love or hate. I have had a lot of weird guitars, and this is only slightly weird, with a pretty useful/standard setup. You can always modify it later. There is a TON of room in the cavity to add electronics and as long as the truss rod works, you can play the crap out of those necks. You could always set one coil split switch to do both coils, and use the extra hole to put in a Piezo knob. That wouldn't be too expensive and might not even need new saddles.

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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 07:24:44 PM »
And depends on how much you plan to use the piezos. In the band I play in, I use the piezos on one song only (Wagon Wheel). Otherwise I could comfortably go without. Bottom line, whatever you thought it would be, do you like the guitar enough that it is worth what you paid?
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 09:00:01 PM »
The question I'm sure we all have is on the bottom of the bridge are the saddles indeed piezo or not.

IMO it's a Nitefly Mojo, I've never seen a burst satin finish, it might be the first year run of them, looking at the volume tone knobs, though the original owner may have put those on.  But what ever work was done to it looks after market so you may just need a fishman chip or upgrade to graphtech and acoustiphonic. But if the bridge does have actual piezo saddles with the lead then a fishman would be cheaper at $100 the graphtech route would put you out $200.

The big question is can you find a Parker with the trade in you gave and cash you paid. If you have the cash gen return it and get what you can. If cash is tight keep it and invest in the piezo, re-wife and get what you wanted.
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 10:48:53 PM »
If cash is tight keep it and invest in the piezo, re-wife and get what you wanted.

I understand that it can be very expensive to re-wife and get what you wanted.  :P
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2017, 12:10:46 AM »
Lol

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2017, 10:20:30 AM »
I replied and didn't see there was a second page. Expensive is a point of view. If he had to buy everything saddles and a system $150-$200. If you pay someone to do it then yes it can cost more.

Bottom line if he can't afford it or it's not what he wants then he needs to decide what's best for him.

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2017, 01:15:19 PM »
ZemanG2 ... I think you missed the joke I was making. Look carefully at the words in my previous post and in the part where I quoted you. (Hint: It wasn't about guitars!)
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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2017, 02:04:02 PM »
Ha I nearly crapped my pants. That's hilarious. I mean it's kinda true too! My re-wife was a lot cheaper than I thought and actually got a guitar I wanted. Though I needed to re-wife it. Haha crap no it's auto correct it keeps changing wire to wife hahaha
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