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Offline bedweather

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« on: August 07, 2005, 10:31:32 PM »
hi everyone.... i have been seriously considering to purchase a supreme a few weeks now.... what bothers me is that when i saw the
the pics of the sunburst supreme owned by sir kwcabs.... it has a 2 piece bookmatched body.. i thought the fly supremes have a solid one piece body.... is it their way of cutting production costs? if thats the case... i think ill order the mojo flame right away...
and is anyone kind enough to email me pics of their supremes... i dont trust pics from advertisements... thanks a lot..[:)]
 

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2005, 09:56:51 AM »
Is what their way of cutting costs?

Two piece book matched or one piece is going to have little to no effect on cost. Book matching is more work then one piece and a larger piece of lumber is going to cost more then a thicker piece for book matching. I doubt there is much difference cost wise if any thing the extra work costs more then the lumber. It also will make no difference to the sound. The glue layer does a very good job of transferring sound it does not act as some kind of barrier. I personally prefer the looks of the book matched top but either looks great. [^]

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2005, 10:25:41 AM »
As with 908ssp... bookmatching has been a pretty standard construction technique for all kinds of string instruments.  Nothing I have ever read indicated that there was any gain in a one-piece situation, other than convenience if that large a piece of wood is available, so bookmatching has been considered that little extra step that sometimes indicates a higher quality instrument than one that is one piece (and mirrors the grain pattern).  Some instruments are one-piece, some are one-piece core with bookmatched tops, some are solid bookmatched.  Some, with opaque finishes are made from several glued pieces, and there is probably some cost factor there to be sure.  There might be some gain in the bookmatching of two pieces in that they oppose each other's grain and thereby offer some structural integrity.  I wuld suspect with modern glues that the last part of bookmatched body wood you could split would be the glue joint.

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Offline NT_Fly

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005, 10:45:04 AM »
Here's my one piece pride & joy; now upgraded with new DMs [:D]




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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2005, 10:55:14 AM »
bedweather (careful with that...)...

see my added response in the other forum, after I saw the picture of the Supreme that you were asking about....

http://forums.parkerguitars.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=77

Those "bookmatched" Parkers seem to be sandwiches, but not "bookmatched".






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Offline bedweather

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2005, 03:29:03 PM »
mr. NT fly..... is it heavily flamed? thanks for the replies and pic...
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005, 03:36:33 PM »
The flame is comparable to any "10 top" PRS out there (which I own 2)[:D]

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Offline bedweather

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2005, 11:59:06 PM »
nice... i have an artist package too....
can you guys help me where i can get one asap? guitarshop.net/guitarplaza.com
told me if they order one for me... ill wait for 20 weeks max...
my wife is now in L.A.... shell be there there for a week... and i wanna know where i can get one asap..
thanks...
 

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Offline bedweather

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2005, 06:54:16 AM »
anybody here used black backs from ed roman? how does it sounds?
 

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2005, 08:03:48 AM »
Black backs are clever marketing ploy, don't fall for Roman he is not to be trusted. [V]

There are a number of threads that address pickups and options. If you use the search feature you will find that Parkers are not compatable with standard pickups.

Don't be afraid to start a new thread when you change the subject. [^]

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1999 Parker NiteFly S/S/H NFV7
2005 Emerald Acoustic X10
2004 Maven Peal Ganesha
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2005, 11:21:23 PM »
thanks 908ssp...