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Offline MikeParker

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Where is the best place to sell a rare Parker Fly?
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:51:10 PM »
I bought a Parkerfly  in 2003 at the NAMM show from Ken Parker on the last day. He said it was one of his rarest models and that the sister guitar went to Joni Mitchell (don't know if that is true). 

The serial number is 035108BC and it is signed by Ken Parker. Serial number indicates it was made on the 35th day of 1998...B stands for Basswood Neck....C stands for Cherrywood body. It is a rare Cherrywood body and a rare hardtail. I was told by a guy at Parker that if he were to sell it personally he would want $6,000. With a hard and soft case.

At any rate, it is absolutely beautiful, and in perfect condition

The question  - where would I sell a guitar like this? - Thanks for any help:) Michael


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Re: Where is the best place to sell a rare Parker Fly?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »
You can look for buyers on eBay, reverb.com, craigslist.com, or right here. Or take it to a local guitar shop where they'll pay less for it.
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Re: Where is the best place to sell a rare Parker Fly?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 04:29:19 PM »
reverb is probably your best bet, or here.  It could take a while.  FWIW the Japanese market seems to command higher prices, so it might be worth looking into nicer guitar shops there.

In the meantime, post some pix!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 04:45:39 PM »
The serial number is 035108BC ....C stands for Cherrywood body.

Hi there,
It sounds like a very cool guitar.  I look forward to seeing some pictures when you post them.  I believe yours is Cedar rather than Cherrywood.  Here's a link to the wood code list which I believe applies to all Flys regardless of age.

http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php/topic,7128.msg68163.html#msg68163

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I bought a Parkerfly  in 2003 at the NAMM show from Ken Parker on the last day. He said it was one of his rarest models and that the sister guitar went to Joni Mitchell (don't know if that is true). 
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It could be true, and that would make sense because Joni Mitchell's Fly was made of Cedar too.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 04:47:14 PM »
I think you're right about cedar, and still qualifies as a rare fly.  Pictures!
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Re: Where is the best place to sell a rare Parker Fly?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 07:09:52 PM »
Thank you everybody for your comments  - I'll get some pictures up tomorrow :)MR

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 01:30:20 PM »
Here are some pictures of my Parker Fly... sorry for the dust... perfect condition, no dings, etc :)MR


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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 01:35:46 PM »
Way cool!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 06:52:58 PM »
It's a beauty. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 12:16:41 PM »
yeah, that's really cool. 
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Re: Where is the best place to sell a rare Parker Fly?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 10:40:01 PM »
So does anybody know anyone that might like to purchase this incredible guitar? Comes with both a hard and soft case:)Michael

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 05:53:05 AM »
I'd imagine that some of the folks here would be interested if they knew your ballpark asking price.
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 12:16:04 PM »
Please post an asking price.  Otherwise, it's a covert auction and these are not allowed on the forum.
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 09:08:50 PM »
You should put it up on reverb. That way you can cast the widest net.

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2018, 01:42:15 PM »
Hi All, I was told by an expert at Parker that if it was his he would ask for $5,800. I would be happy to get $4,500 :) MR