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Offline ved

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« on: August 09, 2007, 11:23:26 AM »
how good is it? and does it has a piezo? is 400 a good deal with gigbag included?
thanks for answering fellas!
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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007, 02:20:52 PM »
Adrian, no piezo! Here's the spec sheet link: http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/models/models_pseries_pm20_specs.asp
I've only heard good things about the PM-20's. Guitar Player Mag sure liked them. I'm sure some PM-20 players will chime in. I would own one if they had a piezo. $400 is probably a good price for a PM-20, I wouldn't go much higher unless it was a PM-20 Pro. The Pro has a few additions like Locking tuners which for me would be a must. However everything I've seen and heard has been good about this model! Goodluck [;)]

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007, 03:56:49 PM »
Adrian,

I've had 2 pm20's and 1 pm10. All of them were VERY good guitars especially for the money. I still have the pm10, the others have gone on to new homes. I sold both of mine for less than that, but maybe I just price things too low. I would say that $400 is a little high for that now. Used they are usually going for $300-350 plus shipping including the gigbags. New, that's probably ok, but why buy it new if used is in really good condition?


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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 04:12:20 PM »
I've got a PM10 and love it dearly. Fantastic for the money, and a good guitar at any price.
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 08:15:35 PM »
You'll love the PM-20...great guitar for the price.

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 06:14:59 PM »
I love my PM20 Pro. No piezo, but my P44 has one.
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2007, 07:28:12 PM »
I have a PM20 Bubinga, but it's a prototype with a 3 by 3 headstock (the one like on the acoustics.  Very nice guitar.  Basically in the same groove as any of the mid range Korea built Les Paul style guitars.  More then likely built by Samick for Parker, but has better features then the Samicks.  Lighter then an LP though, and great neck.
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Gretsch Roc Jet electric (Formally Porche Pumpkin, now natural...) Early 70s circa.
S101 (strat copy, but made by the same mfg who makes the Squires in China.  Very sweet guitar.)
Sigma DR-28 Acoustic (by Martin, Japanese model)  70s circa
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 08:40:07 PM »
Why does it have 2 push pull coil tap (volume and tone knobs both pull out) ?

Flys have only one knob that pulls out.

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007, 10:56:38 PM »
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Originally posted by Bill

Why does it have 2 push pull coil tap (volume and tone knobs both pull out) ?

Flys have only one knob that pulls out.

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It's actually a really cool feature. Yes, both the volume and tone pull out. You have two independent coil taps for each humbucker. This gives you even more flexibility and a really cool tonal experience. It's kinda like having a H/S/H/S. The PM20 is a great guitar for anyone. It's well constructed with quality components and delivers for the price. I wish every beginner (regardless of age) could start with one of these in their hands. I love 'em.

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2007, 01:10:52 PM »
One of the best guitars on the market for the price.  As for $400, used it's an OK price especially if it's retail, if that's ebay, it's a tad high, $350 is about average.  If it's new, that's a very good price as they retail at $600 usually can be found as low as $500.  No Piezo, as others have mentioned, but it has a lot of tones in it, 6 to be exact, and all are very usuable.  Do yourself a favor though and upgrade the tuners to some sort of locking type and you'll have a great playing feeling guitar.  Best of luck.


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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2007, 09:43:45 AM »
I like mine.  I like the two push-pulls.  I can get some really nice tones using them.  I paid 400 for mine, new.  It was a great bargain.

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2007, 01:22:41 PM »
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Originally posted by mftmaine
More then likely built by Samick for Parker, but has better features then the Samicks.
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FYI - they are not built by Samick...

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2008, 09:15:24 PM »
John,

If not Samick, who do you suspect might be building these for USM?  Of all the Korean builders, I have to say the Samick has a great reputation with putting out the OEM models.  But then again, Dillion has a non-Samick Korean shop build his models, and they are excellent...
Parker PM20 with 3x3 headstock (prototype)
Gretsch Roc Jet electric (Formally Porche Pumpkin, now natural...) Early 70s circa.
S101 (strat copy, but made by the same mfg who makes the Squires in China.  Very sweet guitar.)
Sigma DR-28 Acoustic (by Martin, Japanese model)  70s circa
Epiphone FT-130 (by Gibson, Japanese model)70s circa
Fender Twin Reverb Blackface Reissue (Johnny Hiland has played this amp 3 times!)

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 05:44:54 PM »
The PM20 Pro with a good build quality is a fabulous instrument.  Mine has Seymour Duncans--a Custom Custom in the bridge slot and a '59 in the neck.

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