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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Lightspeeder on March 30, 2005, 09:17:29 AM
Hello Everyone !

Please voice your opinion on Parker making a 7 String model here. Let's see how many of  you Parker Guitar lovers want one.

German
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on March 30, 2005, 02:41:47 PM
i would say i'd give an arm and a leg, but then i wouldn't be able to play it! [:p]  if anyone has read my other posts, i think they would already know how i feel about this one!  but if you haven't, i'll say it again!

if parker made a seven string, it'd be the only guitar i would ever need!

ok, unless i bought two, which i would eventually do...or three.  maybe you should count this as three votes then, since i'd buy three of them!  [:D]


german, can i call you german? ...do you ever play seven strings?  what are your feelings about seven string parkers?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Munkipuss on March 31, 2005, 01:28:23 AM
I would snap up a Fly Mojo Seven String!!!! I'd buy one at the earliest opportunity!!!!

http://www.geocities.com/munkipuss/fly7.html

I know it's very unlikely that one would be made, but as I've said before count me in!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: LordHar on March 31, 2005, 01:41:32 AM
Yep, I'd love a baritone scale (27" or 28") hardtail 7 string, with piezo ofcourse.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on March 31, 2005, 02:21:40 AM
you guys are a lot pickier than i am.  i'd buy a fly mojo seven string, a fly baritone seven string, a fly deluxe seven string, a nitefly seven string, a southern fly seven string, a nylon fly seven string...((bostjan rants on and on about you-know-what))!  i pretty much signed up for this message board so i could tell the world how much i want a parker seven string!  i'd even settle for a p-40 six-and-a-half string.  (i asked about a baritone too.)

pant, pant...ok, that didn't make sense.  i shouldn't eat king-size candy bars.  seriously though, i've got about six grand towards one just in case parker changes their mind...and if they want more, i can get more.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Entropian on March 31, 2005, 06:49:58 AM
Like I said in the other thread, I'd give up a leg for one, heck maybe even both.  I'd even be happy with a Nite-Fly 7 string (but I'd prefer a Fly Mojo 7)...

The lack of quality 7 string guitars available in the current market is depressing.  IMHO, the world NEEDS a Parker 7 string.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on March 31, 2005, 03:16:25 PM
i hate ibanez's seven strings.  b.c. rich went out of business and was bought by samick.  washburns are ok guitars at a premium price...the list of mediocre seven strings goes on.  bill conklin and hugh manson make some very pricey instruments.  i think a parker nitefly would top them all, and a parker fly mojo (or deluxe, or whatever) would even top that!  i know humbuckers are easier to find than single coils for these guitars, but seymore duncan seems to be able to make whatever they need.  niteflys have always seemed to come in more styles than standard flys (midifly, southern fly, etc.).  i wonder if a nitefly 7 would be significantly easier to do than a custom shop fly 7.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Munkipuss on March 31, 2005, 04:32:31 PM
To be honest, I think Ibanez guitars a hugely overated. I like the feel, but in my experience, the build-quality and quality control can be a bit hit-and-miss. Even though Ibanez necks can be nice, they're not anywhere near as good as a Fly.

Being realistic, based on what John A Page said about the logistics of the issue, a Parker-7 ain't gonna happen... but we can all dream...

Ah... Mojo-7... Zzzzzz... Ahhh....

You never know... one day... one day...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Binner on April 01, 2005, 11:15:16 AM
A seven would be very nice, but I am sure that may be a ways off in the future, if ever...that may change after a few years of Parker selling a lot of guitars. From the little I have heard over the years, its tough to make a great instrument and then actually sell them. You often hear of quality complaints in every area of life (cars, appliances, guitars, etc.), but the truth is, people don't want to pay for it. People buy a Mercedes because of the engineering, and it costs. Ford could do it, but they wouldn't sell enough to make it worth it. I am very happy that Ken Parker got his design out there without compromising quality, I am sure it was quite a struggle when he started and possibly even longer. Now that U.S Music Corp is involved, I am sure that there are a lot more bean counters at work in the Parker world. No offense to all those at U.S Music Corp, but I am sure the climate changed a little at Parker when they bought it. There are some lengendary guitar companies (who's guitars were no compromise instruments) that were bought out and went to hell shortly afterwards. I certainly hope that doesn't happen at Parker. Make all the lower models you want for the bread and butter, but don't ever skimp on the high end models. There is something magical about real quality, and I can only name about five companies that make or made "magical" guitars (Parker, obviously, is one of my favorites). I am content to wait patiently for a seven and possibly more custom shop options. I can get by on someone else's seven for now, as long I have a Parker six. I agree that there is a lack of good sevens out there now, and a Parker would be sure to amaze all.....oops, guess this turned into a small rant, sorry all.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Binner on April 01, 2005, 11:30:47 AM
Just to clarify, I would love a seven string Parker. I just wouldn't want things at Parker to ever go down hill in an effort to broaden their market. I am sure that U.S Music Corp will make every effort to keep the reputation Parker has (its what pays the bills). Once the bean counters say there is enough $ in the bank, forums like this provide a lot of feeback to formulate objectives for the company in the realm of R&D. John page has stated the expense of doing a seven and I am sure it was with intent of high end quility that Parker is known for. Mr. Page, just keep 'em coming and I am sure things will pan out for a seven in a few years. Many of us will be waiting...

Guess I had way too much coffee today!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on April 03, 2005, 07:41:15 PM
hey, who would buy a p-series seven string if they made one of those?  i could say i would almost definately buy one, but i can also say that if i did buy one and i liked it, i'd be even more adamant about getting a fly seven.  just a thought.  i have no expectations.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: blacken on April 04, 2005, 12:15:47 AM
well of course I want one!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: blacken on April 04, 2005, 12:17:02 AM
Thats funny his name is Light Speeder.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on April 04, 2005, 01:57:19 AM
i was hoping you'd respond, chris.  do you have a website?

have you heard him play?  i sure hope he goes far.  any human being that disciplined makes me really think.

i'd like to get an eight string now (with a low b or low a and a high g), just to see if i can consolidate.  i've been playing sevens with either low or high string added.  i'm assuming that i won't see a parker eight string any time soon.

would parker be upset if i tried to make a frankenfly?  it would certainly be very costly and prone to failure, so i doubt i'll ever even try if i had parker's blessing.  what is the orientation of the carbon in the fretboard?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: guitargeorgep on April 19, 2005, 04:25:39 PM
I have been looking for other companies that could offer an (attempted) equivalent of a Parker 7.
If Parker made a 7 string the price would not matter me. I would get the guitar if it was available. The selection of 7 strings (as mentioned by others)is minimal at best. The quality is also questionable. Almost certainly you have to upgrade any 7 string you purchase. I have had to build a custom 7 string because no one has what I am looking for. Until Parker makes it . No one will
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: loumt123 on May 19, 2005, 05:33:20 AM
I really want a 7 string. Badly. I think parker is afraid if they make seven strings, people will start buying them instead of the 6 stringers. IT could change the whole face of music [;)]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: ReverseWAHWAH on August 27, 2005, 01:19:47 AM
I think it would be a great idea for Parker to make there version of a seven string guitar. I was considering purchasing a Parker once. I ended up getting an Ibanez Universe. I haven't been interested in any six string guitars since. I originally wanted a Parker because it had the electric and peizo sounds that you could blend. Plus, the instrument was very comfortable to play.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: ReverseWAHWAH on August 27, 2005, 01:30:05 AM
I think it would be a great idea for Parker to make a version of a seven string guitar. I was considering purchasing a Parker once. I ended up getting an Ibanez Universe. I haven't been interested in any six string guitars since. I originally wanted a Parker because it had the electric and peizo sounds that you could blend. Plus, the instrument was very comfortable to play. Since I was unable to get a Parker seven string, I found an Ibanez Acoustic seven string and I also use a BOSS acoustic simulator. I have found the simulator works the best when I use the Rocktron speaker simulator on full range. I am still unable to blend an acoustic sound and electric with my current setup. I plan to get a Morely Tripler to set up mulitple Rigs. I have four seven strings currently and would love to add a Parker seven string to my collection. I was shocked to see a Poll for Parker SEVEN strings. Untill then keep dreaming.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: ReverseWAHWAH on August 27, 2005, 01:44:55 AM
Sorry, I accidently posted my first message before I was finished with it. I would like to add, that I would buy a Parker Seven string, even if it didn't have that special piezo tremelo bridge. A seven string stop tail piece would be good enough for me. Right now the only new seven string that I'm excited about, is the ESP LTD Viper seven string because it looks like a SG. I have also been dreaming of a 14 string semi-hollow body guitar.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: ADV on August 28, 2005, 10:37:17 PM
count me in.
Its a shame that parker claims it will not likely happen.
Sadly one of the more inovative guitar companies out there is just not visionary enough to see how revolutionary a parker 7-string would be.

Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: tvadakia on September 08, 2005, 01:32:31 PM
My monetary vote (I'd put money where my mouth is) on a Parker 7-string, preferably in Fly flavors.  It would be an engineering feet, especially with the electronics, but I have faith they could and would do such knowing they'd entertain a large consumer base.

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bno on September 08, 2005, 04:02:18 PM
I would too.  However, I have to say that I just "crunched some numbers" on this topic.  There are over well 500 members on this forum.  At best I can come up with less than 15 that are consistently interested in the 7 string posts (less than 3%).  Reality check time. Consider what the engineering and assembly line costs would be to design and set up a fret jig, a neck finger joint cutting and assembly jig, custom width and shape necks, create the blank for the fret board, engineer a truss rod, design and manufacture a seven pole piezo and vibrato tailpiece with electronics, do a run of special springs, get the seven pole mags custom wound, and who knows what else?  I mean after all if its going to be a Parker, its gotta be to engineering spec and QC standards.  Now don't flame me.  I'm just putting handles on a perspective...  Let's hope they are so successful with the bolt ons that they can do it with a bolt on.  I thinks its reasonable to say a 7-String Fly Mojo is pretty unlikely.  Unless 20 people each throw in about $10,000 a piece.


Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: loumt123 on September 08, 2005, 04:05:15 PM
i don't know about over 500 members. Alot of members don't even post consistently. I know more than 3 percent of guitarists are interested in a 7 string and parker could set the bar, even with a P series one.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Toonman on September 08, 2005, 04:33:08 PM
I'd definitely go for one! (Even a P-series)
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2005, 07:42:45 AM
heh - i just registered on this forums to raise my voice for a 7 string parker. no decent 7 strings out there really and i would definately go for a parker! [xx(]

regards from germany,
simon
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: VforVendetta00 on September 18, 2005, 07:26:01 PM
man, i'd be all over a fly classic 7 baritone with an ash body :) but thats just personal preference. but i sure would love to see parker expand their line to accomodate 7strings.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: darren on September 18, 2005, 07:40:41 PM
Other voices were expressed here:

http://forums.parkerguitars.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=369

and here:

http://forums.parkerguitars.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Skeleton on September 19, 2005, 02:14:06 PM
Halo makes great 7 strings I have 2 of them. But I would buy a Paker in a second if they would offer a 7 string model.

http://www.haloguitars.com
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on September 29, 2005, 05:22:05 PM
quote:
Originally posted by bno

I would too.  However, I have to say that I just "crunched some numbers" on this topic.  There are over well 500 members on this forum.  At best I can come up with less than 15 that are consistently interested in the 7 string posts (less than 3%).  Reality check time. Consider what the engineering and assembly line costs would be to design and set up a fret jig, a neck finger joint cutting and assembly jig, custom width and shape necks, create the blank for the fret board, engineer a truss rod, design and manufacture a seven pole piezo and vibrato tailpiece with electronics, do a run of special springs, get the seven pole mags custom wound, and who knows what else?  I mean after all if its going to be a Parker, its gotta be to engineering spec and QC standards.  Now don't flame me.  I'm just putting handles on a perspective...  Let's hope they are so successful with the bolt ons that they can do it with a bolt on.  I thinks its reasonable to say a 7-String Fly Mojo is pretty unlikely.  Unless 20 people each throw in about $10,000 a piece.




'94 Fly Deluxe
Listen first, then play.



no flame, but some of the things you mentioned are unneccesary.  why would parker have to make special strings?  does parker even make strings?  if so, where can i buy them?

if parker would update their jigs with propper bearings and true 3-d control, it'd cost a fortune.  but then i still wonder how they do the spanish/nylon fly if you have to build an entire new apparatus when you change the neck width.  no one has explained that one to me.  with true 3-d control, parker could offer 12-strings, 7-strings, vintage shape necks etc.

seymore duncan already makes seven string pickups, so does dimarzio.  so does just about every major manufacturer.

why would the truss rod have to be redesigned from scratch?  conventional seven strings all use normal truss rods.  granted, parkers are totally different, but springs and truss rods are the smallest of the problems.

when it comes down to the wire, i argue that the bridge is the only real problem here.  i challenge you guys at parker to hire me and let me head up the development team.  i bet you i can do it in two years or less and make it cost effective.  sound boastful?  maybe, but i need a job anyway lol!  [;)]

but seriously, i wouldn't be surprised if you guys already designed one and are just waiting for interest to spring up.  well, if that's the case, here i am and i'll take two of them, please.

hmm interesting about halo guitars.  i never heard of them but they seem nice and clean.  no way they touch a parker, but maybe it can fill in for my bc rich which is about to retire.  they are a little goth in the scale length and company image departments lol.

i wish i could wait for ever for parker to make a seven string, but it's been almost ten years already since i first asked about one and times just ticking away.  [:(]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: loumt123 on September 29, 2005, 06:24:40 PM
hire bostjan. lol
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on December 12, 2005, 03:00:15 AM
just so you know, i haven't finished beating the horse to death yet (figuratively speaking, as i would never beat a horse for real)...

i'm conducting a poll among seven stringers (margin or error is pretty high, though, 17% right now):

44% of seven string players said they would buy a parker fly (usa) seven string, 35% said they would buy a p-series seven string ($1000 street value or less), 35% said they would buy neither, 18% were non-commital.  none of them believed that parker would make one, though.

if 27% of seven stringers bought a fly seven, would it be a big enough market to consider production?  frankly, i was surprized at the level of intrest; i doubt anywhere near 44% of guitarists in general own a parker fly.

i have not tried to bias these people in the least, ...yet.  from the comments i got (unsolicited - i just wanted the numbers), it seems a lot of players are very badly misinformed about parker fly guitars.  some people, but not most, even think they are made of plastic!  [:0]

i know you will all say that i'm crazy, but i dare you to do similar polls.  no matter the results, i'd like to get more data.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: loumt123 on December 12, 2005, 05:50:45 AM
PLASTIC?! wow, what are these guys playing...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on December 13, 2005, 03:48:51 AM
ibanez mostly, some guys are playing esp or schecter, along with some lesser known brands or well known brands' lesser known lines.

not to trash other brands, but schecter diamond series are among the crumbiest guitars i ever demo'ed.

i'm not joking when i say i'd really like a seven string with the quality i'm used to in my parkers.  my main seven is a usa handmade bc rich.  i have a usa handmade six string bc rich too...that i never ever play out.  is it a bad guitar?  heck no, but it's worth a lot of money, and my parkers are much more playable, easier to set up (not that they need it), and super convenient.

nothing beats a parker fly in my book, except maybe a seven string.  i got all excited when someone told me parker had a custom shop ... naturally, the first thing on my mind was a seven string, not a new color nor a cool new wood.  the color option is kind of like a kick in the groin to me, because i'm pretty much colorblind anyway (although i see green just fine).  a cool new wood would be great, except i'm perfectly happy with poplar or mahogany.

don't get me wrong, i'm very grateful parker makes parkers!   [:D]

i guess i just had mega-expectations concerning a parker custom shop.\\


edit: guess it was one of those days, sorry.  'not to trash other brands, but ...' sorry, i did trash schecter, but it wasn't my point.  [:)]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: baronthecat on December 13, 2005, 11:42:26 AM

 As much as I'd like a seven-string as well, the poll question that needs to be asked is... "How much would you pay for one?", without that answer, Parker is not going to even consider building one. I think about US$4000(street) is about right, but I think actual pricing would be higher.

Taylor 810CE
Warwick Thumb 5
soon:Parker Fly Custom
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bostjan on December 13, 2005, 04:21:15 PM
i'd pay that in a heartbeat.

my ideal situation would actually to have it as a custom shop option.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on December 30, 2005, 12:06:17 AM
Without a doubt I'd buy a Parker 7 string.

Fly Classic
Nitefly-M
Ibanez JS1000
Ibanez JS1200
Ibanez Universe *7 String*
Ibanez RG1527(with EVO pu in the bridge)*7 String*
Yamaha steel string acoustic
LePatrie Nylon Acoustic/Electric
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: grady on February 09, 2006, 04:03:51 PM
pleeeez mr.parker i will give you $5000.00 for a 7 string mint burst fly delux.
had a 7 string ibanez rg it sucked just got a 7 string schecter its ok i guess but i want i want i want PARKER!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: psyphre on September 26, 2007, 08:31:48 AM
I know for a fact that I, and whole bunch of other players at sevenstring.org, would be all over this.  A Parker 7 string wouldn't be just another guitar, it would be the Second Coming of freaking Christ.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: portnoy on November 18, 2007, 08:25:03 AM
i've expressed my interest in a 7 string parker before :-) so add my name to the list again!

Kavan,

07' Fly deluxe - ice blue burst
Custom Fly Funds Started.
Marshall Vintage modern 100w head + 4x12 cabinet
Orange tiny terror 15/7w
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: grego applegate e on January 30, 2008, 10:37:01 AM
Well I have a Carvin 7 string and it's fine, but a FLY 7 string would be heaven!
grego applegate e
www.gapplegate.com
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Eruption on April 26, 2008, 11:02:34 PM
Add me to the list! I WANT A 7 STRING DELUXE!

'07 Fly Deluxe-Dusty Black
'07 Peavey ValveKing 1x12
"There can be no any without one"-Will Hansen
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: steveDadaian on May 12, 2008, 01:42:38 AM
I'm in the market to get a new 7 string and I'd get a parker 7 string in a heartbeat if they made em!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on May 12, 2008, 02:46:32 AM
This is stupid. Make a seven string for petesake!

Simon
Vancouver,BC
A Whole Mess of Flys and I Love Them ALL!!!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Eruption on May 13, 2008, 08:24:21 PM
Yup, I want one.

'07 Fly Deluxe-Dusty Black
'07 Peavey ValveKing 1x12
"There can be no any without one"-Will Hansen
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Monsieur Obscure on October 28, 2008, 01:17:38 PM
Count me in. [:D] $4000 would be reasonable, $5000 not unheard of. Combine this with the AB Sig and all bets are off!!!... [:0][;)]

Cheers.

~ Christopher


"...cultivate eloquent silence..."

- St Gregory of Sinai


Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Monsieur Obscure on October 29, 2008, 12:46:24 AM
It goes without saying that a Parker 7-string would be the ultimate... How about Novax' 7 and 8 string offerings in the meantime? Charlie Hunter seems to like them... [:D]

Cheers.

~ Christopher


"...cultivate eloquent silence..."
- St Gregory of Sinai


Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on October 29, 2008, 12:53:13 AM
I had to buy a Musicman Petrucci 7 string because Parker doesn't make one. I had to send it back because the fret job was atrocious. I'm willing to bet that a seven string Fly would start a revolution and kick up a much greater following.

Simon
Vancouver,BC
A Whole Mess of Flys and I Love Them ALL!!!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: portnoy on November 04, 2008, 05:03:27 PM
i have a Schecter jeff loomis-7 on its way to feed my 7 string needs. If only parker was to build a 7 string

00' Nitefly M - natural (with GK-3 installed)
05' mojo flame black cherry with BKPs - :ETA mid Jan
06'' trans cherry mojo
07' ice blue burst deluxe
96' soldano SLO 100 silver croc
marshall 1960a
Roland VG-99

http://improvisingguitarists.ning.com/profile/Kavanprice

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ofE_YYQo-h8
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on November 04, 2008, 07:24:10 PM
What's retarded is that eventually they will. Chances are when they do I won't have any money.

Simon
Vancouver,BC
A Whole Mess of Flys and I Love Them ALL!!!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: portnoy on November 10, 2008, 07:44:50 PM
quote:
Originally posted by simonlock

What's retarded is that eventually they will. Chances are when they do I won't have any money.

Simon
Vancouver,BC
A Whole Mess of Flys and I Love Them ALL!!!!!



aye, its always the way though.

i really should start saving for that very day, Downside is we no longer have a UK distributor for parker.

00' Nitefly M - natural (with GK-3 installed)
05' mojo flame black cherry with BKPs - :ETA mid Jan
06'' trans cherry mojo
07' ice blue burst deluxe
96' soldano SLO 100 silver croc
marshall 1960a
Roland VG-99

http://improvisingguitarists.ning.com/profile/Kavanprice

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ofE_YYQo-h8
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: hb169 on December 11, 2008, 11:38:03 AM
Not only would I buy one (Mojo black transparent), I have been saving up money for over a year. I'm ready when Parker is.
I even created a quick preview of what it might look like, I'll try to post that tomorrow.
It will happen, I will own one.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: hb169 on December 15, 2008, 03:52:47 PM
Here is what a 7 string Parker Fly Mojo (Sojo) might look like:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v508/hb169/?action=view¤t=ParkerFlySojo.jpg
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on December 15, 2008, 08:00:28 PM
Personally I wouldn't want the SDs in it though. Dimarzio all the way. They've made a lot of 7 string pickups and it's not as easy as adding a pole piece. Besides the JB would sound too flubby with a B or lower string.

Simon
Vancouver,BC
A Whole Mess of Flys and I Love Them ALL!!!!!
http://www.myspace.com/428626749
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Tomii Sonic on December 24, 2008, 03:43:39 PM
OMG that is the single sexiest thing I've seen since the Bridgett Neilson poster I had a boy!!
...I know this is an old thread- but I would merc, destroy and pillage for one of these...that pic was insane- must have one- I am married to my Ibanez...but that guitar could call me anytime. Make this and I'll consider divorce
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Tomii Sonic on December 24, 2008, 03:49:40 PM
I'd just like to add, that I have organs to donate, if that holds any value on this subject-...anyone need..an.. organs?
I'll pay for the 7 string...and give you the organs just for making it!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Nefarius on December 25, 2008, 12:11:08 PM
Tomii Sonic: "I have organs to donate"
Hammond organs?
Nice! How many do you have to extract? [;)]

Greetings...
Nef
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: portnoy on December 28, 2008, 03:40:12 PM
quote:
Originally posted by simonlock

Personally I wouldn't want the SDs in it though. Dimarzio all the way. They've made a lot of 7 string pickups and it's not as easy as adding a pole piece. Besides the JB would sound too flubby with a B or lower string.

Simon
Vancouver,BC
A Whole Mess of Flys and I Love Them ALL!!!!!
http://www.myspace.com/428626749



agreed, Dimarzio's would be better for the 7 string.

i would imagine that a fly-7 would play alot like the jeff loomis schecter, but with a thinner neck.

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: hellview_666 on February 09, 2009, 09:02:28 AM
I definitely vote for a 7-string, be it Fly, NiteFly, Mojo or P Series! And I would most certainly put it to good use!

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: paint with fire on March 03, 2009, 12:43:01 AM
I would find a way to acquire the funds to have a 7 string Fly, if it existed.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Monsieur Obscure on March 20, 2009, 03:49:00 PM
quote:
Originally posted by hb169

Here is what a 7 string Parker Fly Mojo (Sojo) might look like:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v508/hb169/ParkerFlySojo.jpg?t=1237581421)

I just got around to looking at this (NICE!!!) so I thought I'd go a step further and include it here for easy viewing.

Cheers.

~ Christopher


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- St Gregory of Sinai


Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: kbuchanan on May 06, 2009, 10:49:24 AM
I came to Parker's site today to see if I could make a suggestion for a 7-String Fly Deluxe. I'm glad to see that there are others interested in it, maybe it'll happen!!!That mockup is too freakin hot!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: JSanta on May 06, 2009, 07:19:42 PM
There's been talk of this guitar for as long as I can remember, and several people here will remember how many members rallied for this too happen.  USM has said several times that they have no plans to ever make one which is a true shame.  The guitar would attract a lot of different players and yet again be another drain on our wallets.


/jim

Miss Wormwood:  What State do you live in?
Calvin: Denial.
Miss Wormwood: I don't suppose I can argue with that...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: 4mula97 on May 06, 2009, 07:57:40 PM
that sounds cool, especially with esp's.  however id rather see a Parker Fly 12 first, but thats just me.

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: kbuchanan on May 06, 2009, 10:32:12 PM
Honestly, if I could have a Parker 7, I could get rid of my others. I've got a universe and two 540s7s, and I love having floating trems, but with 7-strings, they tend to pull out of tune a bit more than six strings (maybe the extra tension from the low B?). If I could have a Parker with their awesome trem, I could have a floating trem and a fixed bridge, that would make me very happy.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: kbuchanan on May 19, 2009, 08:45:37 AM
Dear Parker Guitars, please make one of these as I am tired of spending fifteen minutes tuning my floating bridge 7s every time I play. I promise to pay lots of money for it, you do like money right?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: hb169 on July 06, 2009, 05:17:37 PM
Dear Parker Guitars, please make a 7 string Mojo!!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: gregc on July 07, 2009, 08:38:09 AM
No thanks.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Metalus on July 09, 2009, 03:33:29 AM
I too would love one of these. Heres hoping the Dragonfly gets a 7 string model :D
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: danjazzny on July 09, 2009, 06:49:07 AM
Wouldn't know what to do with the extra string. [:0][:D]

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: orpheus on November 24, 2009, 10:02:41 PM
I dont see why they havent made one yet.I probably wouldnt buy one but my nylon fly's neck is the right size for a 7 string.They'd just need to thin out the neck a little.Check the measurements on an ibanez and compare it with the Nylon.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: CameronConyer on December 18, 2009, 07:25:23 PM
This is very simple. Parker Guitars must in fact produce a seven string guitar, and it must be a Fly Deluxe at minimum, or they will have forvever darned themself into being the most ridiculous company to ever build guitars, and yet call themselves innovative. I am extremely satisfied with my Parker Fly Deluxe and have been continually dissapointed with EVERY seven string guitar I have ever played/owned. This would be so easy to remedy if I could just purchase a 7 string Fly.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Foe on February 27, 2010, 09:33:36 PM
I'll cast my vote for a Parker 7-string.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 07, 2011, 05:14:53 PM
I too will cast my vote for a Parker 7 string deluxe/classic/mojo, whatever it may be. Please make this happen Parker. I will give you my soul!!!!!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: billy on January 11, 2011, 02:20:02 PM
I think a 7 string would be great, but I also understand that there's some significant challenges in making a parker 7 string, especially as a fly.  

Adding another string seems easy on the surface, but the composite back, whammy, pups, electronics, truss rod each add significant development work and expenses.  

I'm sure they've looked into it, but I can think of a few ways (maybe)that might make it less expensive to develop.



Billy

[Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.  e. e. cummings]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: lucgravely on January 12, 2011, 08:45:52 PM
quote:
Originally posted by billy

I think a 7 string would be great, but I also understand that there's some significant challenges in making a parker 7 string, especially as a fly.  

Adding another string seems easy on the surface, but the composite back, whammy, pups, electronics, truss rod each add significant development work and expenses.  

I'm sure they've looked into it, but I can think of a few ways (maybe)that might make it less expensive to develop.



I agree about the challenges. They could probably take notes from the Washburn X37 7-String and use the same bridge and pickups. Maybe start it is as a DF524 of a DF622 and if sales are brisk, design a DF822 with 7 strings. Baby steps might get it going.

I personally think 7 strings are unnecessary and my guess is that it's such a small segment of guitar buyers that it's really not worth the endeavor to a new manufacturer. I could stand corrected, but Parker has obviously not created one for a reason.

Luc Gravely
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A few pedals...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Patzag on January 12, 2011, 09:00:17 PM
Personally,  have enough trouble controlling 6 strings.  I can't see myself ever playing one.
If anything, I'd want a Fretless baritone Fly!

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: billy on January 13, 2011, 04:44:25 PM
Agree completely, Luc.  I was also thinking baby steps.  But also a little beyond that into the composite back and set necks and how to produce those.

I do think there's some cool harmonies available with 7 strings that you don't get with 6, though few 7 string players seem to use them that way.

Billy

[Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.  e. e. cummings]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on January 13, 2011, 05:01:22 PM
OK, Let me weigh in on this again. We are looking at POSSIBLY  running a small batch of these. It would require us to machine the bridge bases individually. This would require a lot of time on a machine, but I have a machine that could do it and seemingly the demand for some of them.
What model, what pickups, what color?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 13, 2011, 05:21:07 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

OK, Let me weigh in on this again. We are looking at POSSIBLY  running a small batch of these. It would require us to machine the bridge bases individually. This would require a lot of time on a machine, but I have a machine that could do it and seemingly the demand for some of them.
What model, what pickups, what color?




OMG REALLY????? I WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK!!!! I WOULD HAVE THREE HEART ATTACKS!!! DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, MAKE IT A BOLT ON, BUT FOR GOD SAKES MAKE A PROTOTYPE AND GET THE GRAVY TRAIN ROLLING!!!!! AGAIN I WILL GIVE YOU MY SOUL!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 13, 2011, 05:28:36 PM
BillyT: In all seriousness, I guess whatever you guys are more familiar with/think would make a better instrument? I guess a df body with dimarzios? I dunno, just please no emgs or active pups.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on January 24, 2011, 03:30:43 PM
I would vote for a mojo or a classic, i really like the mahogany tone.  I would definitely want 24 frets and i prefer the fly body over the DF, but either would work well.  I also love the neck through and body sculpting on the fly, and would love to see that on a 7 string. As for pickups:  I think in order to get a great tone out of the 7 string it would be best to find or create a set of pickups specifically for the guitar.  Most pickups sound quite a bit different in the fly bodies, so it would be hard to vote for something specific.  In 7 string guitars i tend to look for pickups that can handle the lower frequencies and stay *clear* sounding.  Many pickups end up very muddy in that low range, and if not muddy they seem to sound a bit thin.  I would vote for a HH set with a hotter output than the duncan set, and I would love if the sound remained similar to the current parker mojo.  I really love the parker tone, and I would hate to see it lost on a new model.  That being said i know many 7 string players out there stick to metal, and for them I'm sure an optional more "metal" pickup set would be nice, something like the set in the EBMM JP models perhaps, but that would be for when they go into full production, not just a small trial run.

As a baseline i really like the clarity and crunch of the dimarzio evolution 7, but I would imagine it would need some tweaking to sound right on the fly.  But it has a great clarity and a very nice amount of crunch and power.  Bottom line: without trying a huge set of pickups on a 7 string fly it would be hard to know for sure, but you guys seem pretty good at finding the right sound for your guitars, I would trust your judgement, though i do second the vote above for no active pickups or emgs.  
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 24, 2011, 06:29:53 PM
quote:
Originally posted by mada12589

I would vote for a mojo or a classic, i really like the mahogany tone.  I would definitely want 24 frets and i prefer the fly body over the DF, but either would work well.  I also love the neck through and body sculpting on the fly, and would love to see that on a 7 string. As for pickups:  I think in order to get a great tone out of the 7 string it would be best to find or create a set of pickups specifically for the guitar.  Most pickups sound quite a bit different in the fly bodies, so it would be hard to vote for something specific.  In 7 string guitars i tend to look for pickups that can handle the lower frequencies and stay *clear* sounding.  Many pickups end up very muddy in that low range, and if not muddy they seem to sound a bit thin.  I would vote for a HH set with a hotter output than the duncan set, and I would love if the sound remained similar to the current parker mojo.  I really love the parker tone, and I would hate to see it lost on a new model.  That being said i know many 7 string players out there stick to metal, and for them I'm sure an optional more "metal" pickup set would be nice, something like the set in the EBMM JP models perhaps, but that would be for when they go into full production, not just a small trial run.

As a baseline i really like the clarity and crunch of the dimarzio evolution 7, but I would imagine it would need some tweaking to sound right on the fly.  But it has a great clarity and a very nice amount of crunch and power.  Bottom line: without trying a huge set of pickups on a 7 string fly it would be hard to know for sure, but you guys seem pretty good at finding the right sound for your guitars, I would trust your judgement, though i do second the vote above for no active pickups or emgs.  


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I'm not really picky with the tone woods as long as the body, neck, and fingerboard are all carbon fiber. I like all of the parker tone woods as they all have a unique and distinct "sound" but mahogany definitely owns. I completely agree with the pick ups though.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on January 24, 2011, 07:11:52 PM
OK Guys, gettin a little closer to this. Leet me describe where we are right now.
DF 24 fret body style, classic version (Mahogany body with Basswood neck and Dimarzio pickups). Limited run of ten for the first ones that will be numbered.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 24, 2011, 08:02:28 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

OK Guys, gettin a little closer to this. Leet me describe where we are right now.
DF 24 fret body style, classic version (Mahogany body with Basswood neck and Dimarzio pickups). Limited run of ten for the first ones that will be numbered.



Thanks for the update BillyT. When you say classic, do you mean carbon fiber wrapped (fly classic)? What kinds of finishes are they going to have?

I'm so excited!!!![:D]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on January 26, 2011, 07:56:41 PM
pretty sure he means classic as in the neck and body woods and pickups the same as the fly classic.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on January 26, 2011, 09:37:34 PM
Classic as in full carbon wrap Mahogany body Basswood neck Dimarzio pu
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 27, 2011, 04:12:35 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

Classic as in full carbon wrap Mahogany body Basswood neck Dimarzio pu



Nice! Thank you!!!! And as for the finishes, you asked what kinds of finishes we would like to see? I don't know if a lot of people will agree with me here but I'd like to see either a 3 tone sunburst, a black cherry burst, or a butterscotch finish.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: billy on January 27, 2011, 06:07:18 PM
IMO, the finish should probably be something unique among Parkers.  So far it could be a really cool guitar.

Billy

[Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.  e. e. cummings]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 27, 2011, 06:34:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by billy

IMO, the finish should probably be something unique among Parkers.  So far it could be a really cool guitar.



as long as it's not outrageous like hot pink or neon green...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on January 27, 2011, 09:48:20 PM
I personally love the pearl colors, mostly pearl white, as well as the silverburst.  If i had to vote on a color for a limited run I would say silverburst.  For a larger run then basic colors: red, black...etc, or some transparent finishes and bursts would be cool.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Nefarius on January 28, 2011, 06:57:30 AM
What's so outrageous about neon green? [;)]

Greetings...
Nef
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 28, 2011, 04:11:10 PM
quote:
Originally posted by mada12589

I personally love the pearl colors, mostly pearl white, as well as the silverburst.  If i had to vote on a color for a limited run I would say silverburst.  For a larger run then basic colors: red, black...etc, or some transparent finishes and bursts would be cool.



transparent burst finishes FTW!!!!!![:D]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on January 30, 2011, 01:12:35 PM
@BillyT
Will the limited run of 7 strings be neck thru or bolt on?
One of the things that first drew me to parkers was the amazing neck joint and how smoothly it fades into the body, it would be amazing to have a 7 string with that same neck joint.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on January 30, 2011, 06:41:46 PM
quote:
Originally posted by mada12589

@BillyT
Will the limited run of 7 strings be neck thru or bolt on?
One of the things that first drew me to parkers was the amazing neck joint and how smoothly it fades into the body, it would be amazing to have a 7 string with that same neck joint.



according to BillyT, they will all have the carbon fiber back, neck, and fingerboard. If that's what your referring to then yes, but Parker never made neck thru's. They have set necks with the carbon fiber wrap, giving it that one piece body feel. Better than any neck thru IMO.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on January 30, 2011, 06:58:53 PM
ah, my mistake, I did mean set neck as opposed to bolt on.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Metal J on January 30, 2011, 08:04:08 PM
10 of these won't last as many minutes! Especially when the guys on sevenstring.org find out. On the other hand, if you ask $4000 I doubt you'll see more than a moderate success after the initial run. Make it a little more affordable. There's quite a few high-end custom builders out there that will bulid a 7 for much less.

I'll wait for a Deluxe 7 run. And please move the controls away from the bridge.......most 7 string playing styles don't require easy access to the volume control........most times it's in the way.

J
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on February 22, 2011, 05:41:10 PM
so Terry. What's the latest on the development of the seven strings??? Anymore progress?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on February 23, 2011, 07:18:52 AM
My wishes would be a traditional Fly shape (body as well as headstock), or the DF-Body with the traditional headstock (Nef made some amazing mockups), OR the reversed headstock (there was a mockup around with this and it looked fantastic). But if it's fully carbon-covered I think I could live with the DF shape as well. My dream would be a HB, SC, P90 configuration, but HSS or HH would work as well.
The Ibanez Apex II I owned had a great clear bridge sound (Dimarzio PAF7), but I never cared much about the sound on the neck.
Regarding the color I would love to see silverburst as well, but something like the very special belew colors would be nice as well. Or the solar finish or something like that... something different from just one color :)

And while you're at it: Have you considered fanned frets or at least a baritone scale (the low string tends to get flubby on a 7-string with standard scale)?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on February 23, 2011, 07:11:40 PM
quote:
Originally posted by nangillala

My wishes would be a traditional Fly shape (body as well as headstock), or the DF-Body with the traditional headstock (Nef made some amazing mockups), OR the reversed headstock (there was a mockup around with this and it looked fantastic). But if it's fully carbon-covered I think I could live with the DF shape as well. My dream would be a HB, SC, P90 configuration, but HSS or HH would work as well.
The Ibanez Apex II I owned had a great clear bridge sound (Dimarzio PAF7), but I never cared much about the sound on the neck.
Regarding the color I would love to see silverburst as well, but something like the very special belew colors would be nice as well. Or the solar finish or something like that... something different from just one color :)

And while you're at it: Have you considered fanned frets or at least a baritone scale (the low string tends to get flubby on a 7-string with standard scale)?




Please, no solar, skyblue, tangarine, or neon/crazy finishes. This is a guitar not a crayola box. And also, please no baritone scales and especially reverse headstocks. All of this = fail
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on February 24, 2011, 04:08:02 AM
quote:
Originally posted by iwannaparker7string


Please, no solar, skyblue, tangarine, or neon/crazy finishes. This is a guitar not a crayola box. And also, please no baritone scales and especially reverse headstocks. All of this = fail


"fail" is a bit harsh, don't you think? I think as always it's a matter of taste, but I don't completely get why you want a _Parker_ sevenstring but want it to look like your dads guitar?

Have you ever played a baritone guitar? Especially with those low tunings it's a real advantage. But maybe you like another string tension ;)

I don't think a baritone or fanned frets will happen anytime soon on a parker, just asked because they would be the logical next steps of evolution and I wanted to know what BillyT and others think about them. The australian Oni Sevenstrings look really good in this context.

Cheers,
Florian
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on February 24, 2011, 01:50:52 PM
I can understand the baritone scale on a 7, but not for a limited run.  Eventually it would be great to offer both a bari scale and a 25.5, but myself and many others who don't play exclusively 7 string like the ease of switching guitars with the same scale, so I would prefer that they stay with a 25.5 scale at least for now.  As for colors I do like the crazy finishes, but if the entire run is to be the same color i would go with something more loved by everyone, or at least most people, at least from a marketing point of view.  I would do limited runs in the future for the stranger colors, or offer them as options when the 7 goes into full production.
Same thing with the fanned frets, I like them on principal, but I've grown accustomed to regular straight frets, and I love that feel.  Again, it would be a cool option in the future, but not for the trial run.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: iwannaparker7string on February 24, 2011, 05:11:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by nangillala

quote:
Originally posted by iwannaparker7string


Please, no solar, skyblue, tangarine, or neon/crazy finishes. This is a guitar not a crayola box. And also, please no baritone scales and especially reverse headstocks. All of this = fail


"fail" is a bit harsh, don't you think? I think as always it's a matter of taste, but I don't completely get why you want a _Parker_ sevenstring but want it to look like your dads guitar?

Have you ever played a baritone guitar? Especially with those low tunings it's a real advantage. But maybe you like another string tension ;)

I don't think a baritone or fanned frets will happen anytime soon on a parker, just asked because they would be the logical next steps of evolution and I wanted to know what BillyT and others think about them. The australian Oni Sevenstrings look really good in this context.

Cheers,
Florian



Sry, just love the word "fail" lol. As for the colors, I have always just liked the more traditional look of burst finishes, natural wood finishes, regular colors or anything that is not too "aggressive" but aesthetically pleasing. As for baritone scales, yes I have played baritone scales and for my tiny midget hands, I prefer the comfort of a shorter scale. This is one of the reasons why I want a seven string as I don't feel it gets too floppy with the b string. IMO, I have always felt that baritones were more of a "legitimate" way to tune down 6 strings to b or a, etc. Either which way, I am just thrilled that they are making a carbon fiber 7 string!!!!!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on March 05, 2011, 07:14:20 AM
Any news on this, Billy?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on March 05, 2011, 09:07:18 AM
We're looking at around June. You might see one in May during the tour!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: billy on March 10, 2011, 06:11:32 PM
I just had a thought that a carbon fiber finish on the front would be interesting, with a solid color on the back per usual.  

I realize the weave used on the backs isn't really great cosmetically, but a thinner, nicer looking weave could be used with a clear over it for the front.

I dunno, maybe its that car pic in the custom thread...  ;-)

Billy

[Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.  e. e. cummings]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on March 11, 2011, 01:09:52 PM
I like that idea.  I would definitely like a carbon fiber parker!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: resist2112 on March 11, 2011, 05:14:33 PM
I don't care about 7 string guitars much. Now if they made a Parker harp guitar, I'd be all over that sucker. While I'm at it, throw a koa top on it. Sounds like a challenge to me.

Jeff

"I can learn to resist anything but temptation".

2011 Fly Mojo "Tangerine"
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: showmeproof on March 16, 2011, 07:16:27 PM
I have a nitefly M in tangerine.  I like the color a lot.  It is definitely different, but a unique color for a unique guitar makes for a unique package.  Plus I just picked up a 97 Fly Deluxe in Majik Blue...they look nice together.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on June 03, 2011, 08:17:21 AM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

We're looking at around June.


... [:D]
Come on... show some prototype pics or something! [:)]
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on June 03, 2011, 10:49:51 AM
We are drawing the tremolo next week. I'll post some renderings when we get it done.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on June 05, 2011, 10:00:18 AM
Nice. Thanks again for all the insights, Billy!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mada12589 on June 23, 2011, 02:03:15 AM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

We are drawing the tremolo next week. I'll post some renderings when we get it done.



Looking foreword to it!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on June 30, 2011, 04:33:04 AM
Puh, must be really hard to draw such a tremolo... ;)
Sorry that I'm a bit impatient...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: ChrisLetchford on August 30, 2011, 03:11:44 AM
How would one go about getting one of these 10? I'm 100% on board! I have been waiting for this announcement for years! I played a parker fly classic all through music college!

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on August 30, 2011, 11:50:49 AM
Funky Munkey has committed to taking some. They sould be avalable around February 2012. I would like to have them done sooner but the factory is movng in December. Prodction is booked through November already so the earliest we could produce any is January. Since it will be introduced at the show we will have some built quickly for shipment right after NAMM.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: danjazzny on August 30, 2011, 12:01:28 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

Funky Munkey has committed to taking some. They sould be avalable around February 2012. I would like to have them done sooner but the factory is movng in December. Prodction is booked through November already so the earliest we could produce any is January. Since it will be introduced at the show we will have some built quickly for shipment right after NAMM.


Billy T, Where is the factory moving to? [?]

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Patzag on August 30, 2011, 12:48:41 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

Funky Munkey has committed to taking some. They sould be avalable around February 2012. I would like to have them done sooner but the factory is movng in December. Prodction is booked through November already so the earliest we could produce any is January. Since it will be introduced at the show we will have some built quickly for shipment right after NAMM.



Hey Terry,
What's the news about the factory moving?  Without revealing secrets: What, why, where, and all that?

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: mountaindewaddict on August 30, 2011, 01:38:30 PM
Anybody else think that this should be a new thread? [?]  Me too.  I'll start one.

Casey

Gear: Parker Fly Deluxe, NiteFly NFV2, Way Huge Pedals, Egnater amps, other stuff...
God Bless!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: jd84mc884qb on August 30, 2011, 02:44:49 PM
Hmmmmm

(http://www.usmusiccorp.com/ta/123456-7.jpg)
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: PeterMa on August 30, 2011, 03:17:10 PM
I wish there was an emoticon for toe tapping.  Is the factory moving to CA?  I know its a Canadian company that bought them.

Their money is stronger than ours.  It might be a smart move.  I'm not looking forward to that 6 month shakedown period where the guitars are a bit sketchy-remember when they moved to Illinois?

Fortunately, I just bought 2 new Parkers so I should be set for a while.  

Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: stevie axeman on August 30, 2011, 05:00:22 PM
I just hope the guys in the factory who have worked so hard get to keep their jobs - and the factory doesn't move too far for their sake
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Paul Marossy on August 30, 2011, 05:05:41 PM
If the factory moved to southern California, there's half a chance I could actually be a part of one of those tours...

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on August 30, 2011, 05:46:16 PM
We are moving 15 minutes south to Vernon Hills. All of the employees will be coming to the new, nicer building.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: PeterMa on August 30, 2011, 06:02:47 PM
Nice.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Bill on August 30, 2011, 06:05:23 PM
Well thats good for you and easier to spell for us.

And, in case of a tour, how thoughtful of you to move 15 minutes closer to South Carolina.

We're practically neighbors now.





A few Flys in my soup
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: billy on August 30, 2011, 08:05:20 PM
I'm pretty sure this move is a great thing for parker...
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: billy on August 30, 2011, 08:08:39 PM
btw the bridge looks nice.  Not sure if that ridge at the back of the bass side will be super comfy, but probably need it to keep everything honest.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on August 31, 2011, 04:30:38 AM
Hell yeah (sorry ;) )...
I even like the name of the picture of the bridge...
Now I'm def. going to Musikmesse 2012!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: ChrisLetchford on September 02, 2011, 04:20:29 AM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

Funky Munkey has committed to taking some. They sould be avalable around February 2012. I would like to have them done sooner but the factory is movng in December. Prodction is booked through November already so the earliest we could produce any is January. Since it will be introduced at the show we will have some built quickly for shipment right after NAMM.



Feb! Awesome. Hopefully the 7's are the original classic fly model! Figures there will be one at NAMM the one year I wont be going : (
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: resist2112 on September 02, 2011, 11:50:04 AM
Funky Munkey is near my house. They usually bring back a few of the NAMM guitars for sale. I'll be sure to stop in and kick the tires.

Jeff

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Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Nefarius on September 03, 2011, 11:37:28 AM
I have alotted an incredible amount of about fifteen minutes of actual playing experience with a seven string in just as many years of my guitar life and even those few minutes date back almost a decade now. I'm probably just not part of the target audience I guess. A Fly7 however looks interesting even for someone like me, I really think it's an interesting project with a promising future. And a successful one I hope.

Greetings...
Nef
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on September 27, 2011, 03:57:26 AM
Just a quick follow-up question: Do you think about releasing a FLY-7? If the DF-7 is accepted that is?
Are there any reasons why Parker comes out with a DF-7 when people ask for Fly-7s for years? Is the DF shape accepted better?
Personally I don't like the new headstock design, but it may look much better with a seventh tuner on it, let's see.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Speedy Fingers on October 09, 2011, 10:13:44 AM
I wish I knew the right person to contact to put my name down on a list. I'll pay whatever to get this thing as long as it's basically the main components of a fly (body shape isn't a big deal).
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: PeterMa on October 26, 2011, 09:05:52 PM
Does anyone know how much these guitars are going to be?

I'm guessing around 3k.  I've been trying to get a price for a few weeks from 2 dealers but they haven't gotten back to me.

Has anyone placed an order for one yet?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on October 27, 2011, 03:19:02 AM
I'm thinking about placing an order. Maybe I can ask Terry to make some/one in my favorite color and send it to Musikmesse, then ask Thomann (The German distributor) to buy it and sell it to me. And while we're at it: May I have a different pickup combination? *lol*
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on December 24, 2011, 06:21:54 AM
My christmas present from the German distributor Thomann:

 
quote:
Hi Florian,

können wir ordern:

275478   Parker Maxx Fly 7 DB
Parker Maxx Fly 7 DB, Maxx Fly Series, E-Gitarre, 7-saiter, Mahagonikorpus (carved), Mahagonihals, 648 mm Mensur, Carbon Fiber Griffbrett, 22 Bünde, 2x Seymour Duncan Humbucker Tonabnehmer, Finish: Dusty Black Hochglanz, inkl. Parker Koffer   3998.00 EUR

275480   Parker Maxx Fly 7 GG
Parker Maxx Fly 7 GG, Maxx Fly Series, E-Gitarre, 7-saiter, Mahagonikorpus (carved), Mahagonihals, 648 mm Mensur, Carbon Fiber Griffbrett, 22 Bünde, 2x Seymour Duncan Humbucker Tonabnehmer, Finish: Galaxy Gray Hochglanz, inkl. Parker Koffer   3998.00 EUR

275479   Parker Maxx Fly 7 MR
Parker Maxx Fly 7 MR, Maxx Fly Series, E-Gitarre, 7-saiter, Mahagonikorpus (carved), Mahagonihals, 648 mm Mensur, Carbon Fiber Griffbrett, 22 Bünde, 2x Seymour Duncan Humbucker Tonabnehmer, Finish: Metallic Red Hochglanz, inkl. Parker Koffer   3998.00 EUR


This basically translates to:
Parker Maxxfly 7, Sevenstring, Mahogany body and neck, 648mm scale, carbon fiber fretboard, 22 frets, 2 SD Humbucker, available in blac, grey and red, including hardshell case.


Now someone has to give me some money ;)
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on December 28, 2011, 07:19:37 PM
Actually it will be 24 frets.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on December 28, 2011, 08:56:13 PM
This is going to be the ultimate 7 string. Could it be a no mud future for the Parker 7?

I'll take mine with Dimarzios.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on December 29, 2011, 07:40:52 AM
quote:
Originally posted by BillyT

Actually it will be 24 frets.


*lol*
Yeah, Thomann, why not mess up the specs of a 4000€ guitar? ;)
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on December 29, 2011, 10:43:48 AM
I think Parker just might see me pay retail one more time for one of these.

Is this first run spoken for?
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on December 30, 2011, 09:50:13 AM
None spoken for yet.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: bembamboo on January 01, 2012, 01:52:23 AM
I will take a hardtail!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on January 16, 2012, 02:50:59 AM
A question regarding the sevenstring:
Are there three switches? Or what is it that brakes out from the refined Fly/Maxxfly layout?
Nothing mentioned about it on the specs page:
http://www.parkerguitars.com/MaxxFly-Models/dfmv7.html
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Nefarius on January 16, 2012, 03:27:30 AM
The website also says 22 frets and .009" to .042" strings, where did they hide the missing frets and the 7th string? [:D]
Looks like a hasty copy & paste job.

Greetings...
Nef
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: BillyT on January 16, 2012, 05:29:57 AM
Strings are 9-56.
The photo shows a midi model. The extra switch on that one is a bump switch for program up down. The piezo volume on midi would be a stacked pot with piezo volume on the top knob and midi volume on the lower knob.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: nangillala on January 16, 2012, 03:29:45 PM
A midi sevenstring? I thought about upgrading a sevenstring I have which already has the ghost system, but let me cite the Graphtech site:
"Currently, no manufacturer is producing a MIDI converter for more than six strings."

So are these especially made for you? Or is it just a photoshopped image and someone got the controls wrong?

I'd LOVE a midi seven!
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: Speedy Fingers on January 17, 2012, 05:55:15 PM
As soon as a price is out, I'd really like to call dibs on one.
Title: Who wants a "Parker 7 String" Poll
Post by: simonlock on January 17, 2012, 10:09:52 PM
I think the implication that the 7 was going to be available in midi was an error in communication.

It could be done if you didn't need the low string involved. Or any string for that matter. As for acoustic tones it doesn't matter how many strings there are.