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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2007, 08:56:15 PM »
Thanks Bob, for taking the time and posting these great pic's for us! [:p]

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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2007, 09:19:42 PM »
Well done, Bob!  

Thanks!!



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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2007, 09:44:17 PM »
Thanks, Bob.  Great pics.
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2007, 09:54:23 PM »
Thanks Bob...we appreciate it very much!  Wow, that Koa is beautiful!

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2007, 09:58:06 PM »
Thanks Bob for both the photo's and the updates.  I'd LOVE to get to a NAMM one year[8D].
Feel free to gloat about any killer concerts that you get to check out too.  Aren't a few of the endorsees playing (Vince, Martone, Jason)?
At CES I got to see Joan Jet and the Blackhearts twice (courtesy of Gibson) and George Benson with Al Jarreau and Patti Austin (courtesy of Monster Cable).  I imagine you've got more serious 6-string talent there than you can actually absorb.  I'd probably get numb just walking past the booths...

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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2007, 12:23:39 AM »
Larry,
NAMM is a total gas! I got to go to one when I was 17 years old (22 years ago). It was incredible, all that tallent just strolling around. I saw amazing stuff, and heard some great musicians. It's truly a feast for the eyes and the ears, but it will definitely put a check on your ego, and you know how us lead guitar players feel about that! I'm usually the best guitarist in the room (depending on the room, any one of you could probably walk in and change that equation), but there, well... you can imagine. I actually walked into Eddie Van Halen, shoulder to shoulder, because we were both distracted by something.  (Hint, this was very near the Dean booth). One day, I'd love to get in to another one.


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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2007, 12:39:32 AM »
The Koa Fly is really nice, I don't know if it's 10k nice but real nice, and I really love the snakeskin very cool.  The abstract one is not my bag, maybe Parker should team up with Pucci for a signature Pucci Fly.  One question Bob, that acoustic Bass on the wall does that say 11k+ or is that what it simply looks like in pic it's hard to tell.  It's cool and inventive, but wow!  :(  I wasn't happy that I wasn't ready for NAMM this year, hopefully next year KWCABS will have a gorgous Koa Cab next to a Koa Fly, and maybe Michael Mozart can drop by with his, oh how it woes me that it has taken so long to get to NAMM.  Although maybe it's better for me, all the money I'll make selling cabinets will go right out into guitars and I'll be in the poor house, lol.  Have fun Bob, don't feel shy about sharing more pics ;)

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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2007, 12:56:59 AM »
I love the Koa and Snakeskin Finishes.

Stunning. [:0]

Almost as cool as black...

[8D]

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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2007, 02:22:50 AM »
Hey Kurt,

The acoustic bass is $1799.

Bob

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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2007, 07:19:26 AM »
Thanks for the pics Bob.
Wonder when Boise get to host the show?
;)



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Offline Bill

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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2007, 08:08:37 AM »


Thanks Bob. Great coverage.

You can be our "Joan Rivers at the Emmeys"

We need more dirt. Who's with who wearing what.

A few poporatzi pics would be nice too.

Inguitaring minds want to know.  [:D]

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Offline sfw

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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2007, 08:13:07 AM »
Thanks for the pics Bob, most excellent of you to let us share a little.

<Personal 2c
I think the Parker team is missing/lost their sales and marketing prowess. I don't see a lot of movement in these areas at all. Maybe they are selling all their US production and just have the imports, but I don't see enough movement in the sales and marketing area to sustain the brand. A few ads and pics here and there don't do it. You have to have the people out enthusiastically promoting the product and supporting the product with the dealers.

Most companies go through these kind of lag and flows. Some make it back, some don't. Unfortunately, it is often a conundrum, without big sales dollars you can't afford the salespeople and marketing. But without the salespeople and marketing you can't get and keep the big sales. Note the classic egg and chicken problem.

I also think you don't see a lot of innovation left in the Fly. That's a little bit of the Fender/Gibson problem. You get to a point where you have the guitar product line you want, so how do you keep generating interest and excitement? You can do different paint jobs, different wood types (note expensive production item here), but the Fly line is pretty solid at this point from an offering standpoint.

So, it’s really up the Sales team now. Except of course that whole problem of how long it takes to get the US Flys. Let's say you get a new big dealer and its people all excited. They order some US Fly and imports and put in a big display on the floor. They wait 3 months for their first US Flys to arrive for their wall, no problem. But what happens if they Sell very well? 3 months to replace the open holes in their wall. Then the dealer is not so excited, the people on the floor are certainly not very excited, so they sell other stuff. This is a production egg and chicken problem. Something Korg tried to solve in 98ish time by producing a ton of product, but didn't have the Sales team in place probably to handle it and couldn't sustain the production either because of high cost or poor production techniques.

So, here’s to hoping it is just an ebb and the PTB get some eggs a fryin'
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2007, 09:06:12 AM »
You make some valid and interesting points Scott.  This will KILL alot of the forum folks but maybe with the exception of a very few  custom orientated models, Parker will HAVE to start manufacturing the majority of their gtrs overseas.  There's really no reason why a Fly or Nitefly could not be produced elsewhere.  This could bring the price down a bit to where it could get better innovation into the hands of players at a lower cost. And if not Fly's then certainly Niteflys could be produced off shore. In the end its still just a bolt on and doesnt need the attention to hand crafting that a Fly does. If Korea can produce a nicely made P series, why not a NF?? If nothing else, it could increase inventory to a level where dealers might actually have some stock. Personally speaking, while Im willing to drop under a grand for an internet sale, Im not gonna go for anything over a grand without playing it first.  And I cant find any of these gtrs anywhere. And if you do, there's never more than one or two. The marketing of this product is so subtle that its non-existant.  The upside is that US Music makes so much revenue on Washburn and its other companies that maybe they would like to keep this product more "boutique".  Also like it or not, the P series do alot to sell US made gtrs.  Players will often start out w/a P and upgrade.  Parker may always be a "niche" company but the advent of so many imports in their line up should tell everyone here something.

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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2007, 09:21:42 AM »
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Originally posted by Musicman1

You make some valid and interesting points Scott.  This will KILL alot of the forum folks but maybe with the exception of a very few  custom orientated models, Parker will HAVE to start manufacturing the majority of their gtrs overseas.  There's really no reason why a Fly or Nitefly could not be produced elsewhere.  This could bring the price down a bit to where it could get better innovation into the hands of players at a lower cost. And if not Fly's then certainly Niteflys could be produced off shore. In the end its still just a bolt on and doesnt need the attention to hand crafting that a Fly does. If Korea can produce a nicely made P series, why not a NF??  




I could see a scenario where NiteFly's are assembled overseas using USA made necks, but I wonder if that would drop the price very much.  I think that is the only way to ensure consistent QC.  I hope that Fly production never goes overseas.  There are too many varables in building that guitar.  Most companies that have overseas production that Ive dealt with have some problems controlling QC.  The P series Parkers, as much as they represent a good value, are not on a quality level with US built Parkers.



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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2007, 09:26:06 AM »
Bob,
Thanks for the photos!  I wish I could have gone this year (schedule didn't permit), so it is good to see the images from what I'm missing.  I think German is there....did you see him?

The Koa guitar is not Mozart's, but it certainly is a beaut!

Have fun, and don't salivate too much at all the gear you see.  Caution:  slippery when wet.  8^)



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