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Author Topic: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question  (Read 259 times)

Offline Tokugawa

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Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:29:22 PM »
Greetings all. So I found through a website that the Parker I just bought is actually a Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run. Who knows more about these and can hopefully share with me more information about them please. 

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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 12:28:45 AM »
What does limited run mean? The Bubinga PM-20 is described in detail in Parker literature from 2005 to 2009. You can get some of the catalogs here:

http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/catalogs/
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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 02:42:32 AM »
I have no idea. I found the description on Reverb. Maybe it's the color of the Bubinga?

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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 11:26:20 AM »
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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 06:21:16 PM »
Arn't all Parkers these days part of a limited run?  Okay, that was really bad ;)

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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 11:11:31 AM »
Bubinga is the wood and its grain pattern. It's a limited run in the sense they only made them for a few years. It was not a special run.
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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 03:04:09 PM »
Arn't all Parkers these days part of a limited run?  Okay, that was really bad ;)

No, that was good...funny !
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 10:49:50 PM »
I have a 2005 Red Bubinga top PM20 that I bought in 2009.
American Music confirmed to me that it was indeed a limited production run. However they did not indicate the quantity.
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Re: Parker PM20 Bubinga Top Limited Run Question
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 08:31:02 AM »
Corrected I stand. Honestly with as many as there were and still are on the market they don't seem that limited. Or by limited do they mean a production for a year only?
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 08:59:42 AM »
Yeah, "limited" could mean several things.
I guess we'll never really know how many were made but it's safe to say it's fewer than the standard solid colour production runs which were the norm.

I love a solid mahogany guitar, but when you cap it with a harder wood it does add another dimension to the sound. Gibson has done this of course with some Les Paul models forever. Works here too, really love mine.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 10:09:01 AM »
I had a PM24 and a PM20 Pro, I regret selling them, especially the way the sales went down. They just had a "feel" when you picked them up.
I have guitars, most are beyond my playing level, but I love them all!