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Author Topic: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb  (Read 743 times)


Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb

Offline daynwarren

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 10:52:03 AM »
One of my favorite Fly's, this specific one. I remember seeing it for sale a number of years ago = to memory it was priced at about 1/3 of that price.

To my knowledge it is not a prototype, just a one-off color variant, albeit a great color.

Vastly over-priced, but I've seen a few people overpay for Fly's recently so you never know!

Now I need to go raise the price on the Fly I am selling and see if someone will greatly overpay for it....
 

Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 04:55:18 PM »
Yeah, I didn't think it was a prototype with an official and very regular looking serial # from that era.

Cool color...inflated price!

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 05:42:59 PM »
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.  Not that I can afford it, but it sure is cool to see rare Fly's pop up now and then.
Definitely the coolest I've seen in a while.
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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 04:54:24 AM »
 :D Absolutely!

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 09:19:59 AM »
Never saw this one. That's very cool.  8)

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 10:13:28 AM »
Very cool!

Ken mentioned to me once that he intended to have more Flys painted with that textured speckled look; it’s a very unique look!

I do wish the basswood/basswood Flys were more abundant, so I/we could get a first-hand sense of what they sound like. It’s a big investment without some understanding of how they differ from other Flys in terms of timbre; I gather that the Stealth has a very prominent fundamental, but, of course, it’s difficult to know how that will translate in a particular rig/ensemble.
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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 08:43:38 AM »
Hey VJ, this is the exact Fly you and I were chatting about the other day when we were talking about cool Fly's that exist out there.

I emailed the seller and he has owned it for 15 years, and says Ken told him it was a prototype, FWIW. Strange that a prototype has a typical serial number from the production year, but that is the story.

Very cool guitar, too bad about the bridge area crack, and of course, the price. It is inflated by about 3x.
 

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 09:04:47 AM »
Thanks, Dayn. Yes, when I saw the color, I immediately thought of our conversation. Very cool look!
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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 05:26:16 PM »
I could see Ken saying it was a "one-off" due to the color, but I don't think it's a prototype.  Any prototype I've ever seen doesn't have a standard production serial number on it.  Ken doesn't strike me as the type of individual to deviate! :)

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 09:24:21 AM »
I could see Ken saying it was a "one-off" due to the color, but I don't think it's a prototype.  Any prototype I've ever seen doesn't have a standard production serial number on it.  Ken doesn't strike me as the type of individual to deviate! :)

Agreed. It is isn't a prototype. I thought paying 5k for a 98 supreme was a pretty penny! It's cool but I would think being a hardtail it would fetch around 2500-3k max
 

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Re: 1999 Stealth HT Prototype on Reverb
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 09:52:36 AM »
Pretty much all parkers are getting overpriced right now, I mean, they SHOULD be this price, but it doesn't match the economics. If you actually make musician $, you aren't going to be buying these. I'm serious when I say expect the cost of living to go way up soon. Just a few years ago I could buy and sell one or 2 a year, now I can't imagine picking one up as a "deal". I hope that changes soon, but I'm not holding my breath.