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Offline Marco76

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« on: May 04, 2008, 05:43:39 PM »



The Unofficial Guide to Finishes
Used by Parker U.S.A.








The photographs below show finishes that Parker has done in-house at one time or another for one or another of their models. Not all are currently available; some are available only on select models; some were Custom Shop work. The general order of these listings: the metal flakes and metallics, the other opaque finishes, the transparent finishes, the satins and pearls, and other Parker finishes. A sampling of some unusual customer's work appears at the end. A diligent attempt has been made to provide the factory-correct names and color codes, but these cannot be guaranteed. Custom finishes and pre-US Music finishes may not have color codes.





Metal Flake/Metallic Finishes


Antique Gold, Arctic Silver, Candy Lemon, Candy Red, Chrome, Dusty Black,
Emerald Green, Galaxy Gray, Gold, Heather Gray, Italian Plum, Lime Gold,
Majik Blue, Root Beer, Ruby Red, Silver, Tangerine, Teal, Violet.





































Burst Treatment with Metal Flake Finishes


Ice Blue Sunburst, Reverse Ice Blue Burst, Purple Burst, Silver Burst.











NOTE: Exclusive to June, 2008, limited edition.




Solid Colors

Black, Cherry Red, Cream White, Indigo Blue, Euro
Red, Sea Foam Green, White, Taxi Cab Yellow.



















Burst Treatment with Solid Colors


Butterscotch Burst, Cherry Sunburst, Green Tea Burst, Mint Green Burst.













Transparent Finishes


Trans Black, Blonde, Butterscotch, Trans Cherry, Cognac, Deep Ocean Blue, Trans Green,
Hazelnut, Trans Honey, Natural, Ocean Blue, Trans Red, Trans Yellow.































Burst Treatment with Transparent Finishes

3-Tone Sunburst, Black Burst, Black Cherry Burst, Blue Burst, Cherry Sunburst,
Trans Green Burst, Honey Burst, Natural Burst, Tobacco Sunburst.





























Pearl and Satin Finishes
NOTE: Order satin using standard color code.















Other Limited Edition/Custom Shop Finishes


Ben's Tiger, Birds, Calvary, Checkered Flag, Firefly, Flames, Green Snake, Harvey's
Snake, Hawaiian Deluxe, Hellfire, John Deere, Mid-Blue Bumpy, Packers, Prismatic,
Red White & Blue, Rastaman, Rhino Liner, Ruby Rhino, Snakeskin, Solar Flare,
Spring Break, Stealth, Tribal, Zakk Wylde.






























NOTE: Exclusive to 2007 limited edition.










Customer Creations

Zonk, Plexy, Trans Dark Walnut, Leather.





Note: This guitar was neither produced nor licensed by USM or Parker USA.








Photos Needed


Yellow (YE)
Trans Purple (TP)
Trans Purple Burst (TPB)
Metallic Purple Sunburst (MPSB)
Lake Placid (LP)
Powder Blue (PDB)



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« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 09:02:41 AM by Marco76 »
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 07:32:05 PM »
Wow!  Really well done!  Thank you for the time this must have taken.  This will be a valuable resource to buyers.


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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 07:56:20 PM »
Wow. I have to take a nap now. [:I]

A few Flys in my soup
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A few Flys in my soup

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008, 09:59:00 PM »
None taken. As I say, this is a first effort. We can proofread, fill in blanks, and set this up as a real reference.

What do you mean "Gold" and "Butterscotch cedar"? [:)] Seriously, I'm pretty sure the Plum are correctly labeled; maybe bad color balance in those shots. [If the powers that be let me continue editing this initial post, I can continue to make updates.]

One that I question is "Gloss White," a dealer's label. Someone mentioned "Storm Trooper White." ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008, 10:47:55 PM »
Great post! Should be sticky'd IMHO. We're still lacking a few... Trans Green and there are a couple of shades of blue missing, but it is fairly complete. I'm sure we can add them and get a complete picture catalog  soon enough. Well done, Marco... a toast is in order. Where's my beer...


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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 01:30:35 AM »
Thank you! Nice collection :) I'd go for Trans Honey. Then on the other hand I really like the Tangerine.
Looking for a Stealth - If you have one for sale please contact me.

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 01:01:59 PM »
I am flattered by your thanks and your comments... your comments that assume that I know anything more than is in that listing. This is everything that I have or know. Let's do this:

One list is finishes that are known but for which we have no photos. If you don't got one, I don't got one either. I'll add a "missing" section to keep track.

One list is what I've been working on. If you have a photo of an unpictured finish or a better shot of one that is pictured, post it here, and I will edit it into the listing. Be sure to tell me if it is metallic, Custom Shop, year of production, model limitations, or whatever, because otherwise I probably will not know.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008, 01:43:29 PM »
Hey don't forget the Supreme's actually had 2 burst colors the first 10 or so I'm told had a 2 color Tobacco burst like mine (see link if you want one of the pics) and then they went to 3 color sun bursts.  Also, the fly maple classic had some sort of deep red finish, I don't know if it was the same cherry color or not but I remember it looking deeper.  Great job!


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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008, 01:44:54 PM »
Great job Marco!  [:D][8D]

(I too vote to "sticky" this one!) [;)]

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2008, 04:05:30 PM »
Here's a Trans Green





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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2008, 04:28:04 PM »
Dang, John beat me to it... Just took some pics of my Trans Green to share. Well, his is a better shot. Mine is darker, unless it's just a lighting thing.



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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2008, 04:35:29 PM »
Just got back from local dealer. Picked up one new color, a custom shop order called simply Silver. Photo is off colorwise. Oh well. Also saw a Dusty Black Mojo. At least as currently produced, that is NOT a metallic finish.
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2008, 05:52:41 PM »
I do not doubt you. Maybe you could find me a photo of Dusty Black that is clearly metallic and find out for us what name Parker uses for the solid black that I had labeled Dusty?

By the same token, I have labeled one "Red Red" and another "????" until we have verified the names. (It takes a little time to add the labels and reload the corrections, so I may just let these ride until the dust settles.)
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2008, 07:14:06 PM »
I believe the solid black was called ebony.  Jamie (whatever happened to him?) sold one I believe.

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2008, 10:29:39 AM »
Hi, Alex. Thanks. I think I have it right this time.
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