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Offline 908ssp

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« on: February 09, 2006, 11:22:21 PM »
Fly Yellow is a famous Ferrari color. Named because flys are attracted to it.

This one on eBay is way over the normal price with 22 bids. Wow! [:p]
http://cgi.ebay.com/Parker-Fly-1996-Canary-Yellow-Pre-Washburn-GREAT-COND_W0QQitemZ7388654702QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Not mine just thought it was interesting enough to talk about.

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Offline Dann Glenn

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 11:38:26 PM »
Wow that's nice! Kinda looks like mustard yellow to me. Why do people sell these things? I just don't get it. [?]

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Offline bno

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 10:03:09 AM »
Its a color for the hot dogs out there.  And ya gotta wear those tight pants that show off your buns...
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Offline sfw

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2006, 12:39:01 PM »
All I heard from my 13 year old when asked about what kind of guitar she wanted was "I want a yellow one." So, I guess some of us are not the target market here, although I like the yellow myself. She "settled" for a honey burst.

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 03:12:01 PM »
Well when a Deluxe is bid up to 1400+ by 23 bidders with a day to go something has to be going one here. Is it because it is a rare color? I mean do you buy a Fly to blend in or stand out? I think it looks great in yellow. I like the bright Ferrari red ones too. I have bid on a couple just because they were red. I want to put a Ducati sticker on one. [^] [:D]

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Offline loumt123

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2006, 04:14:42 PM »
such a cool color...can we say..."80s" [8D]
 

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Offline esimms

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 08:32:49 PM »
I don't pretend to understand how the marketplace works, but I do accept the fact that ebay is an excellent example of people sometimes getting what the market will bear.

I've a few interested experiences with Parkers this week. My local music store had a used 1998 Fly Deluxe for sale with no tremolo bar and no case for 1199 USD. They offerred it to for me 1100 "out the door"(i.e., tax included) plus they promised to find me a suitable trem. It was in very good plus condition and I was disinclined to buy it, especially since there was a .5 centimeter linear groove cut into the fingerboard at the first fret. I went to another store in the same chain in Boston today and they had a 1997 Deluxe, same color, more substantial dings, no trem, no case for 1499. USD before price negotiations. Needless to say, I passed on both.

I also bid on a late 90's Deluxe on ebay and was outbid substantially. Pretty nice looking Ruby Red Deluxe, reportedly in excellent condition from what seemed to be a very reliable seller. It sold in the end for 1501. USD.

Now, I'm not into spending money lavishly, but it seems to me that, given a choice between spending around 1500. for a used 90's Deluxe in excellent condition and buying a new US Music Deluxe for 2199. shipped(and with the full warranty and modern upgrades), it begins to look like a no brainer. And then once you're up around 2199., why not save up the extra 300. and get a Mojo if, indeed, that's the Parker model that you'd prefer anyway?

I've bought and sold a lot of guitars in my life and I'm coming to the conclusion that, while it was fun and even educational on some level to own those other guitars for as long as I owned them, it's time to go with a keeper. It's also cheaper in the long run.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 09:07:15 PM »
I'm sure that most of us have been in situations where we have gone through multiple guitars before we end up with something that we really like.  I have a Carvin DC400 that was my main guitar for three years and as back-ups I went through: 1)Epiphone LP, 2)PRS Santana SE, 3)Parker p-38, 4)Brian Moore i2000, 5)Ibanez RG3120 Prestige.  After that I traded in the Ibanez and got my 98 Classic.  BTW, I can't believe I went through that many guitars in such a small time period.  Wow.


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Offline David Tomkins

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2006, 03:47:51 AM »
i'm the opposite - i've had 3 guitars in 15 years.  a marlin sidewinder (cheapo strat copy)(3 years), ibanez s series (11 years)and a Fly mojo.  I don't believe in stepping stones - i just save up for the guitars i really want.  patience is always rewarded.
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Offline Bill

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2006, 07:27:14 AM »
Aside from coughing up the cash, the hard part is knowing what you want. I often can't tell for sure. It takes a few guitars to figure it out. Even now I have mood swings from sweet chime acoustic (fingerstyle) to heavy distorted electric (pic) and mellow jazz in between (pic between hand and mouth) [:)]

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Offline David Tomkins

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006, 03:54:17 AM »
true, but for me, the looooong periods of saving up help to crystallise my opinions (or should that be petrify my opinions?)
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