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Parker Models => P SERIES GUITARS => Topic started by: Strange_World on October 22, 2015, 06:09:56 AM

Title: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: Strange_World on October 22, 2015, 06:09:56 AM
Hi to everyone.
I'm Italian guy and I found on this famous Italian web shop this model of Parker Guitar:

Parker PDF40F: http://www.strumentimusicali.net/product_info.php/products_id/8831/PARKER-PDF40F-Black-+-Borsa-OMAGGIO!.html

http://www.strumentimusicali.net/product_info.php/products_id/8832/parker-pdf40f-trans-black-+-borsa-omaggio!.html

I didn't find any documentation about this guitar. Someone can help me?

Thanks
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: sybersitizen on October 22, 2015, 09:55:51 AM
Looks like the PDF40 is a model that's marketed somewhere, but not in the USA:

https://www.google.com/search?q=parker+pdf+40&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&biw=1191&bih=740&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAmoVChMI97_fkqnWyAIVAkuICh3uBQam#tbm=isch&q=parker+pdf40
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: lucgravely on October 22, 2015, 10:51:33 AM
It kinda looks like a knockoff to me.
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: Strange_World on October 22, 2015, 12:54:44 PM
There is no PDF40 in any past catalogue of the Parker guitar (even the catalogues that aren't present in the web page of the official site). Parker Guitar did the PDF30, the PDF35 but don't the PDF40. I supposed that could be one of this two models, but the images don't match. There is no official documentation or in English, only a few of Italians sites that have the same description and same image of the instrument and some Taiwanese shop...
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: sybersitizen on October 22, 2015, 03:12:22 PM
Here's a Polish site with detailed photos:

http://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/gitara-elektryczna-parker-pdf40b-gratisy-i3586646566.html

Translated to English:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Farchiwum.allegro.pl%2Foferta%2Fgitara-elektryczna-parker-pdf40b-gratisy-i3586646566.html&edit-text=&act=url

People who use the Parker logo on non-Parker instruments and sell them as Parkers are at risk for a lawsuit.

Hey, it would be nice for Parker to win a lawsuit, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: jefsummers on October 22, 2015, 08:49:33 PM
Parker on the pickups is a problem. Stongly suspect fake.
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: Delion on December 13, 2015, 04:39:11 PM
any thoughts on this pdf40? http://www.gumtree.sg/a-music-movies/balestier-toa-payoh/parker-guitar-pdf-40-for-280/1001461976150910754628809
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: Patzag on December 13, 2015, 05:12:30 PM
We're not familiar with the PDF number system Parker might be using for "foreign" markets.  Doesn't look very fake.  Hard to tell.  But it looks legit.  Like the better finish of of 30.  Maybe we'll find out more from Parker people.
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: DavidRavenMoon on April 07, 2016, 09:49:04 PM
Parker on the pickups is a problem. Stongly suspect fake.

Why? My P-38 had the same Parker logo on the pickups.
Title: Re: Mysterious parker guitars
Post by: neilderemer on April 07, 2016, 10:09:46 PM
My p38 also had the same logo on the pickups. They used "custom wound" parker pickups.... not all of them had dimarzios or seymour duncans! Looks like it has a similar bridge to a p38 to me also maybe they built this from leftover older people series parts