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Title: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on January 23, 2015, 03:01:34 PM
I lurk craigslist alot, especially for Parkers (been trying to find a rootbeer classic for a long time, and a few have come up but either at extreme prices, or get snagged before I get to them). Sometimes I see something that needs to be shared, and this is one. Seems like this fella decided he'd rather not have frets, and ripped them all off the board. I can't imagine the glue residue doing any favors for tone or play-ability...

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/4859531008.html

I think I'll just dump other off-the-wall finds in here as well, as to not start a new thread every time.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: taxguydave on January 23, 2015, 04:50:05 PM
Yeah, but apparently he kept the frets in case you want to glue them back on.

That makes it worth two grand for sure.  That and the Arctic Blue finish that he is obviously so impressed with.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 23, 2015, 05:01:23 PM
Hey guys
I lurk CL too and since getting my guitar I really look for them now everywhere, anyway I don't know if this helps.

Theres a df624 in root beer at music go round Littleton Co.
 Really bad pictures.
 I thought it was silver until I saw it in person.
 It's been there awhile now.
They want $1099
Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on January 23, 2015, 05:09:51 PM
Appreciate the heads up, Mr303, but it's got to be a Pre-Refined Fly Classic in RB for me (:

I sold my MINT teal classic, and a good portion of that money is sitting, waiting for me to find a Root Beer classic, which I'd prefer to be in decent players condition.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 24, 2015, 08:19:46 AM
You're welcome
It's just a shame to see Parkers sitting in a shop being the "red headed step child" to Gibson and Fenders.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on January 29, 2015, 08:46:09 AM
https://reverb.com/item/450331-2003-parker-fly-classic-trans-burgundy


This ones actually quite interesting. First H-S-H Fly I've ever seen.

Looks to a bit of a hodge-podge of pre-refined and refined parts. Maybe a collection of Wilmington leftovers, sprinkled with USM electronics?
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on February 16, 2015, 04:33:35 PM
I noticed an Omaha CL listing today

Snakeskin Fly Mojo #25 of 50
$4000

Looks interesting, but I know nothing about it other than to mention it here.

It's worth a look for the snakeskin paint job.

Sorry I can't set a link to it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Patzag on February 16, 2015, 04:45:50 PM
Not a paint job.  It's real python!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on February 16, 2015, 10:26:29 PM
Well I learned something new today. Snakeskin. Wow.

Ok,now that's something I never expected.

 And it's simply spending time in a case, out of sight out of mind, what a waste, IMHO.

And that's why I hang my guitars on the wall where I can see them and grab them as needed.



Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on February 17, 2015, 09:55:45 AM
http://memphis.craigslist.org/msg/4891987722.html (http://memphis.craigslist.org/msg/4891987722.html)

I assume you mean this one? The price seems a bit high, but if anyone out there has "got to have" the snakeskin mojo, I'm sure they'd pay it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on February 17, 2015, 11:15:01 AM
Yup thats the one.

I looked on the web for other examples after seeing it.
Found a couple for 4-5000 when new but they sold long ago.

It is pricey still.

Lots of misc chatter found about them when they were sold initially.

Farm raised Python snakes for fun and profit.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: showmeproof on March 31, 2015, 09:06:45 PM
I feel I just got a pretty stellar deal on a 2006 Parker Nitefly. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231519314118?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D231519314118%26_rdc%3D1

I currently have a '96 Fly Deluxe, a Nitefly-M in Tangerine (not many are painted), and a P38.  Started in on Parker with the P38 and kept upgrading with Parkers.   As nice a guitar as the Korean P38 actually is for its price point, I have been searching for quite some time for a Nitefly to upgrade.  For the condition it is in I am used to see these going for more around the $1000 price point.  Not all, every once in awhile they sell for less, but it has to do with the condition it is in and how motivated the seller is.  I finally pulled the trigger; I'll keep you updated if it turns out to be too good to be true. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 01, 2015, 07:30:35 AM
Looks like a good deal. Great price. Have fun!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: tptb73 on April 12, 2015, 11:00:22 AM
I feel I just got a pretty stellar deal on a 2006 Parker Nitefly. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231519314118?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D231519314118%26_rdc%3D1

I currently have a '96 Fly Deluxe, a Nitefly-M in Tangerine (not many are painted), and a P38.  Started in on Parker with the P38 and kept upgrading with Parkers.   As nice a guitar as the Korean P38 actually is for its price point, I have been searching for quite some time for a Nitefly to upgrade.  For the condition it is in I am used to see these going for more around the $1000 price point.  Not all, every once in awhile they sell for less, but it has to do with the condition it is in and how motivated the seller is.  I finally pulled the trigger; I'll keep you updated if it turns out to be too good to be true.

That IS a good deal.  I do see Niteflys going for 600-700, but not mint like this one.  I think used Niteflys are the absolute best value you can get in respect to guitars.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on July 14, 2015, 06:05:06 PM
I just noticed a pre-refined Fly Deluxe for $1200 in the Denver Craigslist.
Tangerine!
Dude! Tangerine!  :o
Cheers. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: showmeproof on July 17, 2015, 08:37:08 PM
The Nitefly A was as mint as advertised. I love the playability of the parker, but I still love the g&l commanche pickups.  Thinking about modding the parker to use the z-coils and custom making a pickguard.  The commanche is a tribute series, so I got it cheap and can throw in other pickups. 

I'm on the hunt for a southern nitefly as well.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 18, 2015, 03:39:05 PM
I've used my southern exactly 3 times in as many months. I love it to death but unless I get out there and play more, I may not be able to justify keeping it. Thing about it is, I cannot get any other Parker to sound like it.

But the best thing about the nitefly model is that it's designed for you to swap out the pickups. So I'll bet you could make a nitefly into a southern that way very inexpensively.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Patzag on July 18, 2015, 04:01:09 PM
You should post some clips of that thing.  I've always wondered what it actually sounds like.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: showmeproof on July 19, 2015, 08:38:17 PM
I've used my southern exactly 3 times in as many months. I love it to death but unless I get out there and play more, I may not be able to justify keeping it. Thing about it is, I cannot get any other Parker to sound like it.

But the best thing about the nitefly model is that it's designed for you to swap out the pickups. So I'll bet you could make a nitefly into a southern that way very inexpensively.

I think you should sell it to me  8)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 21, 2015, 11:18:23 AM
Heh.
I can't seem to let it go.
If you want steve cropper sounds, its a plug-n-play, and everyone knows you still play a parker!

But come taxation november I might have a different tune.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on October 26, 2015, 03:41:47 PM
I had to resurrect this thread for this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331687869931

Oof.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Patzag on October 27, 2015, 09:37:44 AM
http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php/topic,15923.msg139382.html#msg139382
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on October 27, 2015, 10:29:23 AM
Dag, beat me to it!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Patzag on October 27, 2015, 11:05:07 AM
Dag?  Are you from Oz?
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on October 27, 2015, 12:20:13 PM
Nope, born and raised in the NJ suburbs of Philadelphia, PA.

I think the aussies use it in a different way than I'm used to...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dag

In my circles, we used #2 from the list:

1) "darn..."
2) expression of surprise or amazement
ex
1) Dag...I got fired from Dempsey's
2) You mean you found 7 mosquitoes in one omelet? DAG!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Patzag on October 27, 2015, 12:45:55 PM
Ha ha ha!  Thanks for the definitions. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on November 11, 2015, 09:24:02 AM
PA24 Event Series Parker Acoustic for sale on CL.
Looks nice but it was posted about a month ago.

http://delaware.craigslist.org/msg/5259523737.html

Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 30, 2016, 05:48:21 PM
Parker Nitefly in Reno CL $750
Fly Mojo in San Diego $2500

Both new listings.
Just mentioning them for fellow forum members.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 08, 2016, 10:15:38 PM
1995 Emerald Green Fly Deluxe on Denver craigslist

http://denver.craigslist.org/msg/5526521352.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 20, 2016, 09:58:19 AM
'95 Fly Deluxe on Colorado Springs CL.
Needs repaint but lots of extras $900
Not mine nor do I know seller just a heads up.
Here's the listing

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/msg/5547961705.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jjozwia on April 20, 2016, 11:52:35 AM
How come my CL just gets useless crap posts like this?!
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5538505970.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on April 20, 2016, 12:26:02 PM
How come my CL just gets useless crap posts like this?!
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5538505970.html

Thanks for the laugh!

'Will pay up to $400.00 for a used one in nice condition with case.'
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on April 20, 2016, 12:45:35 PM
How come my CL just gets useless crap posts like this?!
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5538505970.html

Nice.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 20, 2016, 02:13:21 PM
How come my CL just gets useless crap posts like this?!
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5538505970.html

Thanks for the laugh!

'Will pay up to $400.00 for a used one in nice condition with case.'

Indeed quite funny. 

Maybe a Gibby or even a Tele from a pawn shop if your lucky.

The one from Colorado Springs is a better deal as strictly a working "try a very light guitar". 
But then with shipping, that most certainly would blow his budget.

Nice "holier than thou" undertone/jab of how "some players regard them as high value some do not used" too.

He's looking for a PDF series but doesn't know it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on April 20, 2016, 05:54:57 PM
He's looking for a PDF series but doesn't know it.

Except that he claims all he cares about is weight: 'I see them as a very good utility instrument that is simply VERY LIGHTWEIGHT and nothing more ... I don't care to spend a lot for one as I simply want to try a very light guitar.' He should leave Flys to players who have a clue.

He can always pick up a cheap Strat copy and do something like this to it:

(http://media.soundonsound.com/images/forum/i542_photobucket_com_albums_gg424_allanjhall_holystrat2.jpg.png)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jjozwia on April 20, 2016, 06:35:55 PM
Just cracks me up because this is another ad that can only assume is same person based on tone/timing/ups:
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5538474501.html

But then again CL here is special... One would think we have the market cornered on Fast Fret, this has been up for years http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5504253836.html

And if you are in the market for an EVH, look no further.  To bad not light weight enough to be a utility guitar?
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5525020866.html



Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jjozwia on April 20, 2016, 06:37:00 PM
He's looking for a PDF series but doesn't know it.

Except that he claims all he cares about is weight: 'I see them as a very good utility instrument that is simply VERY LIGHTWEIGHT and nothing more ... I don't care to spend a lot for one as I simply want to try a very light guitar.' He should leave Flys to players who have a clue.

He can always pick up a cheap Strat copy and do something like this to it:

(http://media.soundonsound.com/images/forum/i542_photobucket_com_albums_gg424_allanjhall_holystrat2.jpg.png)

Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on April 20, 2016, 07:28:45 PM
How come my CL just gets useless crap posts like this?!
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/msg/5538505970.html

I guess the poster is lurking our forum today - the ad is gone.

At least he knows how silly his $400 expectation was.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: resettheconsole on April 20, 2016, 07:36:00 PM

I guess the poster is lurking our forum today - the ad is gone.

At least he knows how silly his $400 expectation was.

Who knows, maybe he found one...?!?
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 20, 2016, 08:07:41 PM
He's looking for a PDF series but doesn't know it.

Except that he claims all he cares about is weight:

He can always pick up a cheap Strat copy and do something like this to it:

(http://media.soundonsound.com/images/forum/i542_photobucket_com_albums_gg424_allanjhall_holystrat2.jpg.png)


Looks like somebody got a set of hole saws for Christmas and had to try every size!
 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: TinMachine on April 20, 2016, 10:25:47 PM
Still has to be sanded and painted. Waste of money, even on a cheap body.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on April 20, 2016, 11:31:20 PM
Still has to be sanded and painted.

If you're talking about my suggestion for the craigslist poster, I was essentially joking. But drilling, sanding, and painting constitute some folks' idea of a good time.

If you're talking about the white Strat, you're looking at the finished product. Go here and scroll down:

http://www.soundonsound.com/forum/showflat.php?Number=909348

Quote
Waste of money, even on a cheap body.

Opinion noted. I personally like the concept a lot and have seen other similar ones that I also liked. I might do one myself someday.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specialse
Post by: Mr303 on April 20, 2016, 11:47:04 PM
Hey to clarify,
I'm not saying that guitar isn't nice, it's just not my cup of tea.
Tele's and Strats just don't work for me.

It's well done with nice hardware and good finish.
The symmetry of the pattern is well executed and the colors work.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: TinMachine on April 21, 2016, 08:12:15 AM
Its not bad. But seems like by the time you spend drilling,  sanding and painting would be anti cost effective.  Especially if you are having a luthier finish it or even a pro paint job. Home diy,  sure,  cheap fun,  but it probably won't ever look professional.  And yes,  I think we all know it was a joke. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 23, 2016, 06:29:28 PM
1995 Emerald green Fly Deluxe Denver Craigslist $1100

Been on there a couple weeks.

http://denver.craigslist.org/msg/5549985401.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on May 11, 2016, 08:19:12 AM
Hard tail Fly for sale on EBay....looks like a '95
For those seeking a light weight Parker.....
No affiliation.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on June 02, 2016, 05:04:10 PM
Just a heads up

P44 fret less from Guitar Center.
Has some issues.
Listed as fair condition
 Less that $200!

Anyone know if it would be a factory item or did someone remove frets?
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on June 02, 2016, 06:42:52 PM
P44 fret less from Guitar Center ... Anyone know if it would be a factory item or did someone remove frets?

I see remnants of fret lines in the photo, so I hypothesize 'user modification syndrome'. (Why would anyone actually ask for a fretless ebony board guitar?)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on June 02, 2016, 06:54:54 PM
^ I just had a fun phone conversation with the sales guy where the 'fretless' guitar is located. He said not only have the frets been pulled off by a previous owner, but the body is also cracked and smashed near the output jack. He says the thing should not even be listed for sale, but somehow it keeps popping back into place on the website and people keep calling to ask about it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 03, 2016, 12:43:28 PM
Well, I've played a number of fretless guitars, and made a few, but it is a really tough sell. You have to put a lot of man hours into making them and setting them up, then a lot into learning to play them. That's the hard part. unless you came from a bowed instrument background. If the setup is good and and it intones OK and the board is smooth and you can convince them to set it up with flatwounds, and the Piezo, Electronics and trem still work... $200 is a pretty fair deal.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on June 03, 2016, 07:58:29 PM
Well, I've played a number of fretless guitars, and made a few, but it is a really tough sell. You have to put a lot of man hours into making them and setting them up, then a lot into learning to play them. That's the hard part. unless you came from a bowed instrument background. If the setup is good and and it intones OK and the board is smooth and you can convince them to set it up with flatwounds, and the Piezo, Electronics and trem still work... $200 is a pretty fair deal.

Maybe the learning curve angered the owner which could explain the damage.  :o
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 05, 2016, 12:06:29 PM
Not mine, but worth a look:

http://klamath.craigslist.org/msg/5638691909.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: kurtfriedrich on September 08, 2016, 01:13:10 AM
Mine is on CL now.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/5771294285.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on February 14, 2017, 04:52:39 PM
No affiliation:

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/msg/5989547280.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 07, 2017, 09:00:17 PM
Again, no affiliation, but here's one if you are in Boulder :

https://boulder.craigslist.org/msg/6180703112.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Big Swifty on July 08, 2017, 12:35:16 AM
Wow, that's one hell of a paint job. Must've been an early custom order.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 08, 2017, 08:33:40 AM
I know! I don't need any new guitars, but I love seeing the cool stuff that's out there. I've been tempted by some of them, but then I go play mine and think, whew! Glad I don't need a new guitar.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ZemanG2 on July 08, 2017, 12:38:51 PM
Crazy cool paint job. Those old closet gems are tempting
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on July 08, 2017, 06:37:32 PM
It is similar to solar flare finish in the '09 catalog.
I think that finish was called cosmic on the early models but don't quote me on that.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on July 08, 2017, 06:38:22 PM
Wow!  It's not my style at all, but that is the only Parker I've ever seen like that.  If Marco76 was still around (the old curator of the unofficial finished guide) he'd have something new to add to the finishes guide.  Definitely a collector's item.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on July 13, 2017, 05:33:47 PM
Yo! Fellow Forum members
I just noticed this...

Black '93 hardtail on Denver CL

Posted 20 days ago

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/6189591248.html


Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on July 13, 2017, 05:58:55 PM
Looks like it may have some delamification near the truss rod hole.
(https://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_OwEcj5pqLA_1200x900.jpg)
I find it interesting that the amount of fabric texture on the back of the guitar is proportional to the year made, for instance:
both '93 Deluxes I've seen = prominent texture on body and neck
'95 Deluxe I've seen = slightly less prominent texture on body and neck
'96 Classic I've seen = slightlier less prominent texture on body and no texture on neck
'09 Artist I've seen = no texture anywhere

The nerd inside of me wants to plot a graph of this strange behavior, but alas I have other graphs to work on :)
Anyone else notice this?
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on December 23, 2017, 04:50:41 PM
https://maine.craigslist.org/msg/d/very-early-parker-fly/6420704666.html

I seem to remember someone looking for a 93 hardtail.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 27, 2018, 01:54:55 PM
Here’s one I just spotted on Denver Colorado CL.

Df722FR. Floyd Rose
Lots of photos with serial number

Just a heads up, no relation to dealer.


https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-dragon-fly-usa-df722fr/6465541862.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Putt on January 27, 2018, 02:32:39 PM
I appreciate the heads up, and it's good to see someone rattling the cage bars. I was reading another forum where someone said "there are Parkers, and there are Parker Flys, big difference"(ir something to that effect). Is a Parker Dragon Fly really worth the price of a Pre-refined Parker Fly? I haven't played one, but I don't consider my Parker P-36--nice as it is, in the same league with my three Parker Flys. I'm not looking to rile people up, but educate me.
 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mossman on January 27, 2018, 05:44:23 PM
I've never played a US Dragonfly but I hear they're built  as well as the US Music Flys, which is to say pretty well.  Whether this one's worth $1500 I guess depends on what you like in a guitar.  For me, it lacks a few things that I love about my Flys and NiteFlys - piezo, the Parker trem, and the quirky body shape.  Not even sure that the Dragonfly has the compound radius fingerboard. 

Having said that, has anybody noticed that Flys and NiteFlys are getting more expensive lately?  I paid $650-800 for my Niteflys, and up to about $1600 for my Flys.  But now it seems like asking prices are heading seriously north; most Flys in good shape are at least $2K, some a lot more (regardless of year).  NiteFlys seem to be $900-1200.  Maybe it's because news has got around that there won't be any more ever? 
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 28, 2018, 08:19:32 AM
I appreciate the heads up, and it's good to see someone rattling the cage bars. I was reading another forum where someone said "there are Parkers, and there are Parker Flys, big difference"(ir something to that effect). Is a Parker Dragon Fly really worth the price of a Pre-refined Parker Fly? I haven't played one, but I don't consider my Parker P-36--nice as it is, in the same league with my three Parker Flys. I'm not looking to rile people up, but educate me.

I have played Adam Dutkiewicz custom DF and it’s very similar in feel to my Fly guitars with his setup. 
I think a couple forum members use DF’s professionally.
Is this CL special worth it?, not to me but they are nice axes.

Also asking prices may be rising but I would like to see the actual sales price.

 Here in Denver I see a Parker once or twice a year on CL, 2 years ago I bought a 94 Hardtail with minor paint dings for $1100 mainly because of the hardtail and also it was an early model. 

As a side note I visited Drum City Guitarland (the largest Schecter dealer west of the Mississippi I think) lots of beautiful guitars...as in 700 models in stock of all varieties. (Owner told me he gets all the Schecter prototype guitars, I haven’t checked but supposed to be 100 protos on his web site...)
Only trouble is.....wait for it...is the weight of these “normal” guitars. 
Nobody makes a Parker weight or comparably easy playing guitar that I get GAS for anymore. 
Though I did play a Reverend hollow body that was pretty sweet.
So I guess they’re out there but few and far between.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jester700 on January 28, 2018, 11:38:10 AM
The DF824 Dragonfly model is equivalent to other Fly models. Carbon wrapped, flat spring trem, etc.

Lower lines don't have the carbon wrap or flat spring trem. Great guitars, but different.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Big Swifty on January 28, 2018, 02:21:55 PM
Yeah, I've noticed prices starting to escalate. The collectors are kicking in.

B.S.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mossman on January 29, 2018, 09:21:16 AM
darn I guess that's good if I want to sell, but I was still in buying mode haha.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mossman on January 29, 2018, 02:55:43 PM
Wow, obviously I spoke too soon about the prices...  This just came up on Vancouver Craigslist - a 1997 Plum Deluxe Fly for $1000 Canadian (about $850 US).  A few nicks and dings but otherwise looks to be in great shape. Sold within a few hours.

CEJ
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: vjmanzo on January 29, 2018, 03:05:42 PM
Yes, I've also seen some lower-priced Flys come up and then go away. Reverb and eBay obviously show some folks asking north of $2k for Flys, but I tend to watch these listings and rarely see them go for that price (even in good condition).
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mossman on January 29, 2018, 04:55:30 PM
I try to keep a tab on what the auction guitars actually sell for, and it looks like it's usually in the high teens for a Fly in excellent condition.  I'm not sure if you can tell on Reverb what the selling price turned out to be.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: vjmanzo on January 29, 2018, 05:58:37 PM
Agreed. I’ve observed the same.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on May 13, 2018, 07:32:14 AM
I just noticed these Fly springs on Denver CL

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-fly-tremelo-9-gauge/6566458636.html

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-fly-tremelo-12-gauge/6571833352.html

Just a heads up for those that might need a spring or two..
Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mapletop on July 07, 2018, 06:37:53 PM
theres a rootbeer fly on craigslist right now 2200 he will go down.as of 7/7/18
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on October 10, 2018, 07:29:23 PM
Heads up.

Two Fly trem springs on Denver CL
9 and 12 gauge. He wants $20/each

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-fly-guitar-12-gauge/6707866015.html

I have no affiliation.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on December 03, 2018, 04:41:11 PM
Red Parker Fly Deluxe
Denver Colorado.


Noticed this on CL today.


https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/parker-fly-deluxe-usa/6763968635.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on December 03, 2018, 09:01:04 PM
I see your 1600 and raise your bar to best offer!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283281525220
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: mmmmgtr on December 04, 2018, 01:07:49 AM
I think this is on eBay.....


has a few issues.....


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253999134560
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on December 05, 2018, 07:18:20 PM
But wait! There's more!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223272167342
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 11, 2019, 06:25:51 PM
Here’s a Fly Mojo on the Denver Craigslist .


https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-fly-mojo-electric-guitar/6792073571.html


Can anyone tell me why the two screws between the pickups and the bridge?

Are the folks here able to tell me anything more about these?

Seems like a fair price.  I have a bit of money available right now I might be willing to part with.

Thank you one and all.

Cheers!

I texted the seller with questions so I’ll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: mmmmgtr on January 11, 2019, 07:30:12 PM
If everything is working that is a very good deal. Those screws are from a Roland hex pickup that a previous owner installed, removed,  and left the screws to fill the holes.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on January 11, 2019, 08:25:38 PM
Here’s a Fly Mojo on the Denver Craigslist .

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-fly-mojo-electric-guitar/6792073571.html

Seller says: "No one cares about the acoustic pick-ups in this guitar anyway. What matters is how it sounds with the electric pick-ups."

Wrong!

Also ... why does it have a blue front and a red back?

(https://images.craigslist.org/00t0t_2bDT411wgiX_1200x900.jpg)

(https://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_gkIVfKkkRpe_1200x900.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: vjmanzo on January 11, 2019, 08:44:25 PM
I like when I read a listing (like this one) that, in the first sentence says “mint condition”, and a few sentences later describes something that’s not working properly.  :o
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 11, 2019, 10:18:15 PM
Alright!
Thank you for the input, just what I hoped for...what a great forum..

The blue front paint looks sort of oddly poor, and yes, the “no one cares” routine is a complete disregard for the guitar’s true worth and versatility.

Ok a Roland pickup that’s a viable explanation.

I agree it’s a great price for a working guitar.
So far no reply to text.

Every picture tells a story don’t it?

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on January 12, 2019, 12:13:44 PM
This is an interesting Fly.  The finish appears to be satin vs. gloss, but hard to tell from the photos.  Also the top color is unusual.  I'd say it's either Italian plum (satin finish) or maybe a non-Parker color if the guitar was refinished.

Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: mmmmgtr on January 12, 2019, 01:19:20 PM
looks like a non-pro refinish,  but hard to tell  for certain from the pic.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 12, 2019, 06:39:57 PM
Price drop....$995! is this a red flag ?  ???   

What’s the forum’s opinion?
If I make a cash offer for a mojo project I really don’t need?
 How much then?
(Snarky comments ok!)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: mmmmgtr on January 12, 2019, 06:49:13 PM
It also looks like the pole pieces on the pickups are different on the E strings.  Personally,  I wouldn't buy it without being able to fully assess it in person. It could be a great deal, but could be a headache.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on January 12, 2019, 07:40:51 PM
Its a tough one. Ask to see the serial #, then you can get a better look at the paint job. Its going to take some work to get it all going right, but you can ask right out if its a factory paint job. I'm assuming he's going to have to ship it to you, so there's that. Keep it under $1000!

(wasn't there someone on the forum with a Lakewood, CO location?)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: sybersitizen on January 12, 2019, 09:07:00 PM
Price drop....$995! is this a red flag ?

The seller might be monitoring the forum. Or it's just a coincidence.

Ask to see the serial #, then you can get a better look at the paint job.

The number is shown in the listing, but I don't remember if it was there before. Looks to me like an original red finish that was repainted on the front following some modifications.

Regarding what to do about it ... beats me. I elect to sit back and observe the outcome.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 13, 2019, 11:31:56 AM
If the CL map is right the seller is 10 minutes from me so seeing it wouldn’t be hard, but I don’t think it’s worth wasting time on at this point due to the obvious problems and possible hidden ones.
The price was listed as $1395.

I asked to see the serial number, if it was ribbon cable or hard wire, and what gauge strings he had on it.
I’m certain my number is flagged now and even if I did want to buy it I probably can’t ,  lol, being the inquisitive sort I am.

Seems like a great time waster and if I didn’t have a couple fly’s already it might be fun to tackle for $5-600.

My main reason for posting was because it looked odd and for a working or easily to get working Mojo the price was ok. 
The input from everyone here tells me to avoid the situation and just restring the old hardtail since the temperature is only getting to 35 today....

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions and comments.

If the CL seller is watching this post text me, let’s talk about a realistic cash price.

It will be interesting to see if it gets off CL.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: daynwarren on January 17, 2019, 09:56:41 AM
BLUE MOJO:

I emailed him when that first popped on eBay.

The finish got the era-typical "cloudy" clear coat. The owner sanded that off and painted the top with blue Rustoleum spray paint.

I pointed out the pickup screws were odd, but he wasn't aware of them being swapped, though they clearly are not stock.

Yes, formerly had a GK-2 external pickup, screws sit in the holes.

And piezo has an issue - I would assume faulty Powerchip, but could be saddles.

If it was structurally solid, and had no loose fret issues, could be a good project for someone.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on January 17, 2019, 09:59:21 AM
https://glensfalls.craigslist.org/msg/d/glens-falls-parker-maxx-fly/6774404180.html

Nothing important, but that's really cheap if anyone is nearby to it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on January 17, 2019, 05:58:20 PM
BLUE MOJO:

The finish got the era-typical "cloudy" clear coat. The owner sanded that off and painted the top with blue Rustoleum spray paint.

If it was structurally solid, and had no loose fret issues, could be a good project for someone.

Thanks Dayn
 You answered most all of my lingering questions.  I would not have guessed rustoleum...

I agree if it could be gotten for $500-600, send it to shazrock for a paint job and tune up then fiddle with the electronics it would be a good project.

Cheers
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Patzag on February 14, 2019, 04:34:06 PM
Nice hardtail on sale in Toledo.

https://toledo.craigslist.org/msg/d/toledo-parker-fly-hardtail/6810553909.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on February 15, 2019, 02:29:35 PM
Those Ohio Fly's are legit !  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on February 24, 2019, 02:19:22 PM
This is a courtesy post, well more of an amusing curiosity post...and a John Hiatt post

Here’s a Mojo in Denver area. 

Note the pictures of “small chip and crack”.  Ouch!

Reminds me of this hymn whenever I see needless carnage...

https://youtu.be/_diKw9F6t3U


https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-fly-mojo-usa-electric/6809231564.html

Good price though.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on February 25, 2019, 12:13:32 AM
Ya, I'd call that more of a structural crack, not superficial at all.   :-\
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on February 25, 2019, 09:57:27 AM
You'd have to look in the cavity to tell for sure. Not really a problem to repair, but pricey!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: daynwarren on February 25, 2019, 01:01:55 PM
Given how THICK that poly finish is (I didn't realize they did the Mojo finish that hideously thick) that actually might be only superficial.

That said, refin on a Fly is expensive, so add this to the long list of overpriced Fly's out there.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Musikron on February 25, 2019, 01:44:24 PM
That is not merely superficial. The wood may not be completely split I’ll give them that, but that is not the way a finish crack feathers. 15 years repairing instruments has left me confident in my assessment.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on February 25, 2019, 02:20:33 PM
Yep, the guitar must have been hammered pretty hard.  Over the years, I've seen a few Fly's for sale with cracked finishes.  The sellers almost always try say it is "just the finish", but I don't buy it.  Notice how the crack runs right over output jack and the pots?  That's where the wood has split, where the body thickness is least and stress is the highest.
Another common break is between the bridge pickup, the tension wheel and rear strap button.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on February 25, 2019, 06:43:34 PM
Caution this is a Rant....
Sure it plays well and probably sounds good but don’t say its superficial or cosmetic when it obviously isn’t. (That’s a pretty big chip.)

What po’s me is the seller nonchalantly trys to make it less than it actually is which could lead uninformed or ignorant buyers to take a hit without knowledge or experience of Parkers.
    If people don’t fully comprehend the nurturing and care of the platform and assume “normal” luthiery will repair the damage they could reluctantly get educated when the seller should be forthright about what’s going on from the get go.  If the CF wasn’t on the back I’d bet it would be missing that chunk of wood.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on March 19, 2019, 01:39:07 PM
Here's a new one. My favorite case.
Anyone with access to the SF bay area, go grab it!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/msg/d/san-francisco-guitar-bass-cases-modulus/6841994669.html

No affil., just spotted it in a weekly search.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ehmanages on March 28, 2019, 06:33:47 PM
Newish SF Bay Area (silicon valley)  CL posting - no affiliation... open to possible trades, too.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/d/saratoga-parker-fly-deluxe-with/6850896033.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on April 08, 2019, 03:57:49 PM
Anyone near Shawnee, Kansas:

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/d/shawnee-mission-new-parker-usa-fly-mojo/6859233676.html

No Affil., just a pointer.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on April 08, 2019, 06:12:40 PM
Just a heads up...
Seller raised price $100......same guitar same, same crack....more money!


 :o

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-fly-mojo-flame-usa-guitar/6859723107.html



Caution this is a Rant....
Sure it plays well and probably sounds good but don’t say its superficial or cosmetic when it obviously isn’t. (That’s a pretty big chip.)

What po’s me is the seller nonchalantly trys to make it less than it actually is which could lead uninformed or ignorant buyers to take a hit without knowledge or experience of Parkers.
    If people don’t fully comprehend the nurturing and care of the platform and assume “normal” luthiery will repair the damage they could reluctantly get educated when the seller should be forthright about what’s going on from the get go.  If the CF wasn’t on the back I’d bet it would be missing that chunk of wood.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on May 11, 2019, 03:03:13 PM
https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/d/villa-park-parker-guitars-fly-select/6881340246.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: daynwarren on May 13, 2019, 11:00:02 AM
https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/d/villa-park-parker-guitars-fly-select/6881340246.html

Its too bad they didn't make that in a hardtail and with the typical nickel/black hardware, I'd go for that!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on May 13, 2019, 11:40:10 AM
I'm sure that you could have custom-shopped anything you wanted before 2014, so maybe there is one out there.
I can never afford the ones I want anyway.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on June 11, 2019, 03:05:27 PM
I still have these for sale...... need a few things and since these are closet queens I’m selling them
Forum member PM for more details.

I’m in Denver Colorado. Shipping is possible. Sold as is.

Hardtail
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-fly-deluxe-hardtail/6909834946.html

PDF 105 w/graphtec piezo

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-pdf105/6909806099.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: vjmanzo on June 11, 2019, 03:39:55 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 17, 2019, 02:56:56 PM
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/msg/d/clayton-parker-fly-artist-sunburst/6913219375.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 17, 2019, 03:00:08 PM
https://austin.craigslist.org/msg/d/round-rock-parker-fly-classic-1998-pre/6910315053.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 17, 2019, 03:02:48 PM
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg/d/rancho-santa-fe-parker-nite-fly-guitar/6914170838.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on June 18, 2019, 03:28:55 PM
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg/d/rancho-santa-fe-parker-nite-fly-guitar/6914170838.html

This one is actually a Mojo, not a nite fly.  Looks like a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 18, 2019, 10:53:15 PM
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg/d/rancho-santa-fe-parker-nite-fly-guitar/6914170838.html

This one is actually a Mojo, not a nite fly.  Looks like a pretty good deal.

The only thing i'd worry about is that the description sounds like the fretboard was re-glued, so I'd ask for more pictures!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 24, 2019, 05:16:45 PM
https://providence.craigslist.org/msg/d/providence-parker-fly-deluxe/6895151019.html

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/msg/d/clayton-parker-fly-artist-sunburst/6913219375.html

https://austin.craigslist.org/msg/d/round-rock-parker-fly-classic-1998-pre/6918819215.html

https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/denver-parker-fly-deluxe-hardtail/6909834946.html

Just this week's list. No affiliation here. I think one of these is Mr 303's from a few posts down. Cheapest hardtail I've seen in a while.

Back to work!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: ParkerPlayer on June 24, 2019, 11:16:56 PM
Cheapest hardtail I've seen in a while.

which hardtail are you referring to; the Artist or Deluxe?  That Artist is awesome!
The blue Classic going for $1250 is the best deal of the bunch, in my opinion.

thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on June 25, 2019, 07:07:34 AM
The Denver Hardtail is mine.
I have it priced reasonably I think for age etc.
If I have to raise the price to make it sell I will gladly do that!
Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on June 25, 2019, 09:03:57 AM
If I have to raise the price to make it sell I will gladly do that!

Does that work?

;-)

It should already be gone. But add the eBay & paypal fees to it and list it and there are the raised prices!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on June 27, 2019, 08:03:34 AM
If I have to raise the price to make it sell I will gladly do that!

Does that work?

;-)

It should already be gone. But add the eBay & paypal fees to it and list it and there are the raised prices!


The price is now One. Million. Dollars.  That’s a 1 with lots of zeros behind it!  Price is firm no trades or low ball offers. CASH ONLY!  Thanks! 8)
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 01, 2019, 12:21:57 PM
I'm not shopping, I promise, but I've found these to be a great value for what they are:

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Parker-Guitars/Pdf70-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

You just need to make sure the neck is straight and the truss rod works, and that is one hell of a guitar for $500.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: billy on July 01, 2019, 02:07:29 PM
I don't see tangerine, but there is a hardtail for $1600.  Steal!  would if I could
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: Mr303 on July 02, 2019, 12:44:39 PM
I don't see tangerine, but there is a hardtail for $1600.  Steal!  would if I could


Dats my Hardtail.....



I have a nicely modded Tangerine PDF 75 (graphtec piezo, split coils, color matched neck, etc)
I’ll post a CL ad if anybody is interested. 
I’d sell for a good price.
PM me for picture info or details

Cheers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jefsummers on July 10, 2019, 04:20:02 PM
Worth the risk, can always take back locally if the neck stinks. Got it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jefsummers on July 15, 2019, 08:32:32 PM
The PDF70 came today, beautiful Tangerine, neck is great, sounds good at first noodle. This guitar has raised my curiosity, however. It has a locking nut. Looking at the Parker site on the PDF70, the other colors come with typical nuts, but the Tangerine has locking (not in the documentation but clear on the picture). The other odd thing is that it has a Floyd Rose Special trem. That is not on the pics on the website, but it does not look like an add on - impeccable workmanship to me says factory. Anyone know about Floyd Rose trems on the PDF series?

Jeff
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 15, 2019, 10:41:50 PM
They didn't make a lot of them with the Floyd, but all of them have the locking nut. I never saw it in a catalog, but I think it was on the sweet water web site. A quick search didn't get it, but do a few and you'll find it.
The USA ones had an awesome rosewood neck with Stainless steel frets. How are the frets on yours?
I had a usa one for a while and I loved those frets!
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jefsummers on July 16, 2019, 07:58:10 PM
Fret ends are nice, no sharp edges. These aren't the stainless steel frets of my Deluxe - I can see just a bit of wear on the 5th fret first string area. Finish is outstanding. At first blush I like the pickups, but will see - keeping an open mind for an upgrade to real SD's. Neck is perfectly straight, nice rosewood on maple.

The Floyd Rose will take a bit of getting used to - tuning, anyway. I may block it if I can't get the hang of it, but have watched some videos and I'm hopeful.
Jeff
Title: Re: Craigslist Specials
Post by: jb63 on July 16, 2019, 10:16:53 PM
Those little micro adjustment tuners are great when they work! I'm glad you like it! I have a soft spot for that design but I really liked the parker bridge best.