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Offline jefsummers

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« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2008, 09:02:55 PM »
The reason I am thinking Holdsworth is the "top down" perspective. If Holdsworth plays one, other top guitarists may take an interest, and it trickles down. I disagree with the idea that top guitarists already know Flys, because if they really did I believe they would be more likely to use them. Sure, there is sponsorship money, but are they all bought off?

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« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2008, 09:04:23 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2008, 10:54:24 PM »
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The reason I am thinking Holdsworth is the "top down" perspective. If Holdsworth plays one, other top guitarists may take an interest, and it trickles down. I disagree with the idea that top guitarists already know Flys, because if they really did I believe they would be more likely to use them.


Hmmm, the guitars that I tend to think of when I think of Allan are headless: either DeLap's or Steinbergers.  How many of either do you think were sold because of his playing them?  How about the Fat Boy (his signature Carvin - not the A-Bomb [;)])?  I haven't seen ANYONE playing one of those.

So, nobody liked the Fripp idea?  I'm not saying HE'S gonna sell any either, but I'm still baffled that he hasn't migrated to them just through association.  I mean, he's got his own room at Ade's place.  He's GOT to have some time in on Flys by now.  And once again, I don't think he's devoted to any guitar currently.  (He certainly doesn't have an endorsement deal that I've ever heard of.)

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« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2008, 10:55:20 PM »
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Originally posted by laughinglarry

quote:
The reason I am thinking Holdsworth is the "top down" perspective. If Holdsworth plays one, other top guitarists may take an interest, and it trickles down. I disagree with the idea that top guitarists already know Flys, because if they really did I believe they would be more likely to use them.


Hmmm, the guitars that I tend to think of when I think of Allan are headless: either DeLap's or Steinbergers.  How many of either do you think were sold because of his playing them?  How about the Fat Boy (his signature Carvin - not the A-Bomb [;)])?  I haven't seen ANYONE playing one of those.

So, nobody liked the Fripp idea?  I'm not saying HE'S gonna sell any either, but I'm still baffled that he hasn't migrated to them just through association.  I mean, he's got his own room at Ade's place.  He's GOT to have some time in on Flys by now.  And once again, I don't think he's devoted to any guitar currently.  (He certainly doesn't have an endorsement deal that I've ever heard of.)

Larry

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Doesn'the endorse Tokai? or Ovation?

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« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2008, 10:59:36 PM »
Funny thing.  I was just looking at the Parker Artists list (http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/players/players_index.asp )and I noticed that Reeves Gabrels isn't there.  But on both of his MySpace profiles (at least the ones I'm friended up with) he's still holding Parker's.  Maybe he's come back to the fold?  I know he had gone to Fernandez, but I still think of him as a Parker Player...

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« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2008, 11:12:42 PM »
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Originally posted by laughinglarry

Funny thing.  I was just looking at the Parker Artists list (http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/players/players_index.asp )and I noticed that Reeves Gabrels isn't there.  But on both of his MySpace profiles (at least the ones I'm friended up with) he's still holding Parker's.  Maybe he's come back to the fold?  I know he had gone to Fernandez, but I still think of him as a Parker Player...

Larry

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Relly? Gone to Fernandez? After the greatest electric guitar ever, he goes to a FERNANDEZ? [:p]

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« Reply #81 on: March 22, 2008, 12:15:44 AM »
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Originally posted by laughinglarry

Funny thing.  I was just looking at the Parker Artists list (http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/players/players_index.asp )and I noticed that Reeves Gabrels isn't there.  But on both of his MySpace profiles (at least the ones I'm friended up with) he's still holding Parker's.  Maybe he's come back to the fold?  I know he had gone to Fernandez, but I still think of him as a Parker Player...

Larry

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You got me curious (being a fairly large reeves fan) and I poked around, and no he is still mostly playing whatever he feels like at any given moment. He still owns the highly customized NightFly (Brown Dog, it was named?), and uses his custom shop Fernandes prototypes quite a bit. From what I understand, he switched due to not being able to get a sustainer at the time from Fernandez, and from Parker's supposed reticence from making "signature" models at the time (this was before USM, and I could be entirely mistaken, I'm only going on what I heard). I believe he made the jump so as to have more control over the guitar itself. If you look at the latest pics of him playing live, he is sporting classic guitars again (sg's, et al.) and possibly could come back to Parker giving incentive. Who knows? He has always followed his own muse and probably will continue to be an iconoclast until he shuffles off.

(editors note: I have been very ill of late so if I am incoherent or rude I apologize, the medication is my only excuse past being well, incoherent and rude.)

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« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2008, 12:17:11 AM »
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Originally posted by jefsummers

The reason I am thinking Holdsworth is the "top down" perspective. If Holdsworth plays one, other top guitarists may take an interest, and it trickles down. I disagree with the idea that top guitarists already know Flys, because if they really did I believe they would be more likely to use them.


Interesting... Thank you for clarifying your position I was not thinking of it from that perspective.

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 Sure, there is sponsorship money, but are they all bought off?




Never underestimate the power of a lucrative sponsorship deal. People will eat a plate of you know what and tell you it tastes like chicken with a smile on their face! :P


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