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Offline 908ssp

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« on: March 12, 2005, 09:46:54 AM »
I want a Parker necked acoustic and I don't want an Emerald. I would consider Korean made but would prefer if it could be made here. Combination wood and carbon body or all wood body. The neck is the important part.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2005, 10:26:06 AM »
Have you heard of or tried our Bronze Fly?  It's not a hollow-body, but it is a slammin' acoustic.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2005, 10:01:56 PM »
[;)]Yea I have heard of it. Does it require an amp[}:)][?]

Acoustic means it doesn't require an amp in my book. [;)]

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2005, 01:58:11 PM »
Wow, I'm trying to get my head around the prospect of my Deluxe's neck on a dreadnaught or even concert acoustic body... I think I like what I'm imagining [:D] !  Is a carbon composite fretboard on an acoustic even possible?  ::DROOLZ all over myself/my keyboard/my Deluxe::
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2005, 11:23:40 PM »
i've seen aluminum martins and graphite accoustic guitars before (like rainsong and others).  i think a parker hollow bodied accoustic would be an excellent idea.  i'd definately try one out.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2005, 12:04:38 AM »
I was checking out a Kiso Klein they have a bolt on neck wonderful looking acoustic designed by Klein built in Japan. Parker already makes a great carbon covered bolt on neck so they need to put the Nitefly neck on an acoustic body. Emerald Guitars from Ireland make an all carbon guitar with Parker licensed neck technology but they are ugly guitars and very expensive. Will Parker sell Nitefly necks?

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2005, 08:33:57 PM »
not long ago i had a pretty good (i think) idea...

ever heard of ovations?? many ppl don't like em (not conservative enough i guess... shouldn't be a prob here heh) but there great

basically its a wood top with an all round back made of some kinda plastic... question is would carbon-glass be able to do that??

if so, what about doing like the fly... having the carbon-glass come from the neck on the body... therefore making a single piece round back AND neck reinforcement AND fretboard... this would reduce the use of glue a whole darn lot and thus improve the sound by that same whole darn lot...

gee that would be cool...
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2005, 11:36:05 PM »
There are a few different carbon bodied acoustic guitars only one has a Parker type neck and that is an Emerald from Ireland but they are ugly[xx(][V][:(]

It is the Parker neck that I really want and the Nitefly neck is better for an acoustic then the fly neck. So I still think a bolt on acoustic is the way to go. The nice thing is that Parker could possible do this relatively cheap. There are some good Koren acoustic guitar factories they would happily do the majority of the design work for free if it meant they could make the bodies and since Parker already makes so has an existing neck the investment for them is very cheap. Sorting out the finally quality issues and getting it all to work is no small task I understand that.[^]

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2005, 01:29:40 AM »
i worked for an ovation dealer for three years and i noticed some problems with the top staying on the body back then...i bet they've fixed that by now, but i've always tried to stay away from them.

the thing with a korean body and a parker neck would be the question: 'is parker willing to put its name on such an instrument?'  i'm not sure who exactly makes the p-series guitars, but i've been quite impressed by their quality.  if parker could use the same people to make an acoustic body, i think it'd turn out awesome.

maybe something even better (another design from ken parker?).  is there any acoustic body that would retrofit a nitefly neck?

i agree that a simple idea in paper can turn into an impossibility in real life because of all of the complications that arize.  in my experience, you can figure out the complications as you go, but with a business, things are much riskier.  of course, greatness never comes without risk! [;)]
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2005, 09:57:27 AM »
I agree there is a risk and it has to be balanced against the gain. I don't know if the Korean company Parker is working with at the moment does any acoustics that would be nice as I too think their work on the PM series looks very good. I would not be adverse against the use of more composites like a composite back and a wood front or something. I do think Parkers are wood guitars Ken used to make a point of that. Getting Ken involved would be amazing seeing how he is actually building very high dollar acoustics I believe at this time. The key is getting the bolt on neck interface working. Other companies have done the bolt on acoustic thing but there is still going to be some resistance to the idea.

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2004 Maven Peal Ganesha
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