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Offline ArtDAdamo

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« on: May 20, 2008, 08:23:35 PM »
I bought a used Fly Classic about 2 years ago.

I was more interested in a Mojo but didn't want
a neck that was too thin and I found these dimensions
on the forum.

   1st fret (mm)   12th fret (mm)   1st fret (inch)   12th fret (inch)
Classic           19.6   20.4   0.771   0.802
Fly Mojo   17.9   20.7   0.706   0.815
Deluxe   20.4   22.0   0.805   0.865
Night Fly M   20.3   20.9   0.800   0.824
P36           18.0   21.0      
Fly Single Cut   17.9   18.3   0.706   0.719

I notice now on the Parker web site both the Classic
and the Mojo have
   Fretboard Shape: 10"-13" conical form
   Neck Shape: Width: wide - Thickness: reg.

Is it true that now the Classic & Mojo have the same neck
dimensions?

Can anyone tell me how these necks compare with my Classic?

Thanks.

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Offline mojotron

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 09:20:24 PM »
Could some of the varience be due to manual shaping of the necks?

I'm not sure if each model is suposed to have a difference in neck thickness, but could occur when you compare older to newer and different guitars that were constructed by different people. Sorry I don't have a caliper to measure my classic out.

I did notice a huge difference in necks between my 2007 NFA and my 1997 NFV2, but I have not measured these out.
 

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 09:57:49 PM »
In theory all Fly necks are the same size. In practice they vary due to manual sanding and thickness of paint application. Some feel this difference is too small to matter I am not one of those and have bought and sold many Flys looking for those with fat rounded neck shapes. I have four where this is very pronounced and two less so and my sons is tiny. There is a measurable difference in all dimensions thickness, width and shape of the edge. But in theory they are all the same. Parker has never to my knowledge offered say a fat wide verses a thin wide.

Oh another thing don't trust the website last time I looked it still had mistakes in the dimensioning four years after I talked to Parker management about and it was discussed here. The web site and accuracy of same is not a high priority.

I have found that my favorite way of measuring the neck size is to wrap a 1/2" wide strip of paper around the neck between the 1st fret and the nut. Make a mark on the paper so it touches the paper where it overlaps. Then lay the paper flat and measure from one mark to the other. This gives you the girth and when that number is over 4.312" you got a big neck for a Parker Fly.

Alex

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 11:03:37 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by 908ssp

I have found that my favorite way of measuring the neck size is to wrap a 1/2" wide strip of paper around the neck between the 1st fret and the nut. Make a mark on the paper so it touches the paper where it overlaps. Then lay the paper flat and measure from one mark to the other. This gives you the girth and when that number is over 4.312" you got a big neck for a Parker Fly.

Alex
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Alex - how wide of a varence have you noticed?

I just measured my Fly's neck like this at the nut and it was 4.2". That is an amazing neck.
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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 11:23:33 AM »
I have a couple that measure 4.370 a .170 difference between your neck and mine is huge in my opinion. most of that difference is near the edge where the back meets the fret board. The fat ones are real rounded there instead of sharp. Now if you never move your thumb from the back [where it is supposed to be] you probably won't really notice the difference. With my arthritis I can't keep my thumb back there for long periods.

I am not complaining. I would rather they vary from guitar to guitar then have to live with the thinner neck. It might be nice if they had a normal option of either size. They have said they will try to make the neck to suit on custom shop models.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 03:55:31 PM »
I just got my first parker guitar it's a Fly Deluxe and I love this guitar Man it is everything  it was reported to be and then some!! And It sounds so good it's one of my best playing guitars. the neck is so thin it's really nice. Thanks parker a new fan and Forever Fly lol
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 04:01:14 PM »
Welcome to the Parker Forum and congrats on your Fly Deluxe! [8D]

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 07:41:19 AM »
Ken told me that to add thickness to the neck, they would just glue on extra fingerboards. The fattest one they did had five. I believe my Artist has two or three ( it was made for Bill Frisell).

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 11:35:53 AM »
Can the Nitefly neck profile be described as a super super soft V or it's C?