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Parker Models => NITEFLY GUITARS => Topic started by: ZeroTheHero on June 08, 2018, 03:26:18 AM

Title: Case for Nitefly
Post by: ZeroTheHero on June 08, 2018, 03:26:18 AM
Hi all -

My used Nitefly came with just a soft case (a proper Parker one). I'd like to get a hard case for it - I don't care if it's not a PArker one, just something to protect it as I carry it about. Looking on Ebay, many of the generic cases seem a bit narrow, and as we know, Parkers are an unconventional shape.

Does any one have a specific recommendation? This is more for casual protection while I carry it and when it's in the car - I am not intending to use it as an unaccompanied flight case on a plane, so it doesn't have to be ridiculously strong, just sturdy.

Thanks - Jon
Title: Re: Case for Nitefly
Post by: sybersitizen on June 08, 2018, 10:23:42 AM
Does any one have a specific recommendation? This is more for casual protection while I carry it and when it's in the car - I am not intending to use it as an unaccompanied flight case on a plane, so it doesn't have to be ridiculously strong, just sturdy.

Is yours the 'old' NiteFly or the 'new' NiteFly? They're different.

One case that will work with either type is the Parker FHC2. I t looks like this on the outside:

(http://thesybersite.com/parker/Fly-Case-USM.jpg)

And like this on the inside:

(http://thesybersite.com/parker/My-FHC2.jpg)

Might be hard to find, though, because production of them stopped some time ago.
Title: Re: Case for Nitefly
Post by: ZeroTheHero on June 08, 2018, 10:38:35 AM
Thanks - it's an American Nitefly V2 from 1997.

I have an Ebay watch on for Parker cases (I am in the UK) - but to say they come up 'infrequently' is an understatement!

So I have got to the stage where I am happy to buy a generic guitar case, as long as it fits. I know I might have to be a bit creative with the innards - cutting the foam and relining it - but that's OK. So I am just looking for someone to point me towards a case that will fit well enough for me to be able to mod it to fit relatively easily.

Of course if anyone has a proper Parker case going spare...
Title: Re: Case for Nitefly
Post by: sybersitizen on June 08, 2018, 11:36:32 AM
So I have got to the stage where I am happy to buy a generic guitar case, as long as it fits. I know I might have to be a bit creative with the innards - cutting the foam and relining it - but that's OK.

I took that route with my two Gibsons; found generic cases at one of the local music stores and customized them. The same approach might work for you.
Title: Re: Case for Nitefly
Post by: ZeroTheHero on June 08, 2018, 12:08:57 PM
Yes, I think that's what I will have to do.

My local music store has a only small (and expensive!) stock of everything, including cases. Some of the ones on sale online would seem to be too narrow for the lower bout, and some don't even bother to put the interior measurements! So I am rather hoping someone will say "yes, I bought a Kinsman 345 (or whatever) case off Ebay, and it fits OK with a bit of modification".
Title: Re: Case for Nitefly
Post by: billy on June 08, 2018, 01:55:09 PM
One with an open cavity should work fine, (the link as an example, I know you’re in the uk.)

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-mgmeg-molded-abs-electric-guitar-case

Fwiw Vernon Reid uses-mono cases, which are not cheap but very nice. I personally love the Parker bag but realize soft cases don’t fit every occasion but seems ok for what you intend.