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Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on July 09, 2009, 03:11:59 PM



The Unofficial Guide to Limited Editions
Produced by Parker U.S.A.


(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/ltdedheader1.jpg)





The photographs below show specific instruments from various Limited Edition series that have been produced by Parker, especially those featuring figured or exotic woods. Note that the numerical order of manufacture serial numbers does not necessarily correspond to the order of the Series Numbers in numbered editions. These Series Numbers are handwritten on the headstock at the factory during production. Whenever possible, a Series Number (indicated by "#") has been included with the Guide photo's descriptive text only if the presence of such a handwritten number has been confirmed, usually by viewing a photograph of the headstock. When known, the manufacture serial number is given as well. Finally, a few one-of-a-kind instruments featuring figured or exotic woods have been included.




Table of Contents
Maple Quilt: Blue, Cognac, Honey Burst, Natural, Cognac Adrian Belew
Koa: Proto, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 17, 25, PR
Summer/Bubinga: Proto, 3, 4, 7, 18, PR
Fall/Olive: 7, 10, 17, 24, catalog
Butternut: 10, 20, 57
Snake: 1, 5, 11, 26, 36, 40, 45, 50, catalog, 4 unknown
Norse: Odin, Thor, Loki





Solid Quilt Maple Flys

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltCognacPRt.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltBlueP0808390PRt.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltHoneyBurstP0808460PRt.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltNatP0809099PRt.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltHoneyBurstP0808460sn.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltNatP08090991sn.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltCognacAB1t.jpg)




2008 Koa Fly Edition of 25


(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/KoaProtoP0801239webt.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa2t.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/KoaProtoP0801239sn.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/4-inchblank.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa3P0804288t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa5P0804292t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa6P0804291t.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa6P0804291sn.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa8P0808164t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa9P0808163t.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa8P0808164sn.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa9P0808163sn.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa11P0808168t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa14P0808177t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/4-inchblank.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa14P0808177sn.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa17P0904085t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa25P0808294t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa17P0904085sn.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Koa25P0808294sn.jpg)



Other Koa Flys:

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/KoaPatC3t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/KoaPRt.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/transNaturalKoa2t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/transburstNaturalKoa1t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/KoaMMozart1t.jpg)




2008 Four Seasons "Summer" Edition of 25
Bubinga Veneer




(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/SummerprotoP08012731t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Summer3P08020331t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Summer4P0802048t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Summer7t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Summer18P0711179t.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Summer18P0711179sn.jpg)



Other Bubinga Veneer Flys:

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/BubingaMojoP0802037PRt.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/BubingaMojoP0802037PRsn.jpg)




2008 Four Seasons "Fall" Edition of 25
Olive Ash Burl Veneer


(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Fallcatt.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Fall7t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Fall10t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Fall17P0804318t.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/4-inchblank.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Fall17P0804318sn.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Fall24P09077802t.jpg)




1998 Butternut Fly Special Edition

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Butternut10at.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Butternut20t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Butternut57t.jpg)




Other Private Reserve Editions and Unusual Woodgrain

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/ClaroWalnut1P0907257t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/transNatMahogany3t.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/ClaroWalnut1P0907257id.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/4-inchblank.jpg)




2007 Snake Fly Edition of 50
Python Overlay


(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snakecatt.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake1damagedt.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake5t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake11t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake26t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake36P0712119t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake40P0712016t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake45t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snake50t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snakeunk1P0707016t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snakeunk2t.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snakeunk3t.jpg)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/Snakeunk4t.jpg)



Other Snake Flys:

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Finishes/custGreenSnake1t.jpg)




The "Norse" Flys


(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Asgard/Axes_Odin.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Asgard/Axes_Thor.jpg)
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Asgard/Axes_Loki.jpg)







This Guide has been produced and is maintained by a team of uncompensated volunteer experts. Many of these men and women have devoted their working lives to the better appreciation of Parker Flys. Any donations will be much appreciated and will insure that these services remain available at the highest quality possible.  Just kidding: enjoy!
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Lwinn171 on July 10, 2009, 12:42:14 AM
Nice... I still think number 5 is the winner, so far... Can't wait to see what turns up! Thanks, Marco. Well done, as usual.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Titus Pullo on July 10, 2009, 10:55:59 AM
I'd like to see one with black HW for comparison.

EDIT: Just curious, what other limited editions have there been?

I know of the Butternut, Tulipwood, and Koa ... what are the other LE Parkers?

--
"If you subscribe to the Stew-Mac style you have to have a template to blow your nose." - Ken Parker

Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: BillyT on July 10, 2009, 11:19:57 AM
We've done the Bubinga, Olive Ash, Pearl White with Gold hardware Springs,Quilt Maple Private reserves, Snakes etc.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on July 10, 2009, 12:09:56 PM
I do want to add the Summers, Falls, and definitely the Quilt Maple PRs. I found a Cognac Quilt on eBay that is the same guitar photographed while under production at the factory. The eBay listing says that it is #1 of 25. Is that correct, or is it a one-off? (Both photos are in the Finishes Guide now, and I used the eBay shot to make a header for the Ltd Eds Guide.) I have a shot of a Blue Quilt from another eBay listing, and, of course, Parker website Four Seasons illustrations. Beyond those, there are very few photos of different Summers, Falls, and Quilts floating around the net. So, if anyone turns any up, please paste me a link.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Strandwolf on July 10, 2009, 01:09:06 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Marco76

I do want to add the Summers, Falls, and definitely the Quilt Maple PRs.


Of course you do! You've made a very good start; it didn't take you long to attend to my dictates:

Strandwolf
   Posted - 05/08/2009 :  12:03:28 AM  
Marco and all:

How about "we" individually document the Koas, the Snakeskins, and the Summer and Fall Mojos, which are all limited and numbered--since each is at least somewhat distinctive?

If we had pics of, say, 10 koas lined up we could admire the different patterns and start squabbling over them. Same with the Summer and Fall Season Mojos. Yeah! Let's do it, right here! Or in a separate section of its very own! How cool!

Then as they came up for resale on eBay every once in awhile we could moan about shoulda coulda woulda on Autumn #5...but if #17 ever turns up again, the sky is the limit. Or maybe people ain't into it that much.

Go ahead, Marcos: do as I tell you. Hey, just funnin'

Hope I didn't just nominate myself. And if someone has already proposed this idea, I apologize for stealing your thunder.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Titus Pullo on July 10, 2009, 02:24:00 PM
(Opinion)

The gold draws the eye from the beauty of the wood. It's like intricate 16" (and larger) wheels on fine automobiles; your eyes are drawn to the wheels while the graceful metalwork is largely ignored --or comes second at best.

Black or wood, where applicable, would make a huge difference in perceived quality (again, opinion). All the gold looks like a rapper's bling with a neck.

EDIT: Forgot my main point (age ..) - Can't gold be an option? And at a bit less cost?
--
"If you subscribe to the Stew-Mac style you have to have a template to blow your nose." - Ken Parker

Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: danjazzny on July 10, 2009, 02:35:19 PM
(Another Opinion)
 
 I can live with the gold accents except for the bridge. That's a bit too much for me. [:)]

'97 Alex Artist ; '99 Simonized Artist; '97 Custom Red Artist; '98 Custom Tobacco Artist (Hardtail); '96 Dayn Deluxe (Hardtail); Line6 Flextone 3 Amp; Line 6 Vetta II Amp
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Titus Pullo on July 10, 2009, 03:30:39 PM
quote:
Originally posted by danjazzny

(Another Opinion)
 
 I can live with the gold accents except for the bridge. That's a bit too much for me. [:)]


You're thinking like me: standard bridge, swap the knobs out for wood knobs (or something else) and maybe the switches at some point (they'll likely need it).
The Sperzel knobs too [;)]

--
"If you subscribe to the Stew-Mac style you have to have a template to blow your nose." - Ken Parker

Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: www_Ps_com on July 10, 2009, 03:51:51 PM
What's meant by "private reserve"? Are these custom order one offs?
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Titus Pullo on July 10, 2009, 04:03:38 PM
quote:
Originally posted by www_Ps_com

What's meant by "private reserve"? Are these custom order one offs?


That's usually what it means, though "one-off" (hyphenated) is normal nomenclature for a product of this nature (only one made).

--
"If you subscribe to the Stew-Mac style you have to have a template to blow your nose." - Ken Parker

Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: www_Ps_com on July 10, 2009, 04:34:01 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Titus Pollo. I must admit they got me GASsing a bit. Anyone knows how much such a nice "Solid Quil Maple" Fly would set me back (approximately)?
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on July 10, 2009, 05:20:27 PM
quote:
Originally posted by www_Ps_com

Are these custom order one offs?



Not exactly a custom order. To get technical, they are done "on spec." A PR is done on the initiative of - and closely supervised by - one of the top dogs at Parker USA.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on July 10, 2009, 05:23:29 PM
quote:
Originally posted by www_Ps_com

 Anyone knows how much such a nice "Solid Quil Maple" Fly would set me back (approximately)?


The one on eBay (and the only Cognac one in existence that I know of) is listed at $7,999, but I feel certain that you could get that down to $7,899.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: www_Ps_com on July 11, 2009, 01:34:10 PM
OK, GAS is gone... ;-)
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: cy2989 on August 01, 2009, 01:49:09 PM
Private reserve just means that Rudy put his signature on one of the Koas that he thought was especially beautiful to try to create some kind of buzz about it.  That's all.

My Bastogne Fly has the gold hardware but I replaced the heavy gold metal knobs with Macassar Ebony knobs made by Jerome Little.  They are much prettier and much lighter.  The metal knobs added 4ozs in weight.  This picture doesn't show the new ebony knobs as I haven't gotten around to shooting new pictures.

Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on August 01, 2009, 02:23:59 PM
quote:
Originally posted by cy2989

Private reserve just means that Rudy put his signature on one of the Koas that he thought was especially beautiful to try to create some kind of buzz about it.



The headstock has "Private Reserve" written on it, Rudy's signature likewise, and no edition series number, e.g. "2 of 25." So that, along with serial number where known, is how the specific instrument is identifiable, and that is the purpose of this thread.

I just realized that you were responding to an earlier post. As to whether a Private Reserve instrument gets any special attention or other distinguishing features, I'm not arguing your point, but that is a topic for another thread.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on August 01, 2009, 02:28:19 PM
Did I already ask about a good head-on shot of the Bastogne for the Guide?
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: cy2989 on August 02, 2009, 10:04:09 AM
Actually I was responding to PS's question, in THIS thread, about "what is meant by Private Reserve?"  My point was that it was just a marketing thing to try and create some artificial value.

"Did I already ask about a good head-on shot of the Bastogne for the Guide?"

You did and when I can find the time to do it I'll send you a jpg.  My interest is not so much about wanting to document the guitar as it is to create an image that shows it artistically but I do need to shoot the knobs for Jerome and I can do it then.  I like the idea of what you're doing but the problem is the widely varying quality of the photography.  It would be great if there was some way to have captured, professionally, an image of these guitars before they left the factory, in a matching and high quality way.  It would make an amazing coffee table book.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on August 02, 2009, 02:29:01 PM
quote:
Originally posted by cy2989

It would be great if there was some way to have captured, professionally, an image of these guitars before they left the factory, in a matching and high quality way.  It would make an amazing coffee table book.



+1

That would be such a cool book! I guess it is a matter of how much it costs a company like USM to institute a more sophisticated record-keeping system. A mini photo booth and a digital camera wouldn't be much, but the staff involvement and shift to computer tracking could be significant.

They really should move in that direction, though. Forget the coffee table book, so far they do not even keep records of Custom Shop orders: if you contact them for a replacement part by P-number of the guitar, that tells them nothing. I tried to order a CS by saying, "Make one just like CS #Pnnnnnnn but in Majik..." and got nowhere even though the original guitar had been completed less than a month before! We had to re-spec the order from scratch.

Full specs by serial number should be SOP for the entire output. Photo records of finished products would just plain be a real good idea. Hi-res, pro-quality photos would be something to shoot for.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: cy2989 on August 02, 2009, 04:40:47 PM
Marco,

When did you place your order and when is it suppose to be finished? (if you don't mind me asking)
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Nefarius on August 13, 2009, 12:04:28 AM
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltBlueP0808390PRt.jpg)

How on earth could it possibly get any better than this? The (what I call it) OceanFly *drool*
My favourite LE-Fly, keep all the other ones (except the green snake maybe). [:P]

Greetings...
Nef
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: wkcchampion on August 13, 2009, 03:11:21 AM
+1 Nef! i love that too... but it's going to be priceless

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Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: gtrbmart on August 13, 2009, 07:47:18 PM
I'll take 'em all!
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: bamboohead on September 10, 2009, 02:26:43 PM
I want an Adrian Belew Cognac. What about you?
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Strandwolf on September 10, 2009, 08:51:48 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Nefarius

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn191/Marco76_photos/Parker%20Ltd%20Editions/QuiltBlueP0808390PRt.jpg)

How on earth could it possibly get any better than this? The (what I call it) OceanFly *drool*
My favourite LE-Fly, keep all the other ones (except the green snake maybe). [:P]

Greetings...
Nef



But you have to play it Jeff Healey style, on lap, in order to enjoy it. Or in front of a mirror. How about the waves aligned horizontally, though, instead of vertically, so the audience can really set sail. Did this guitar get auctioned on eBay?
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Nefarius on September 11, 2009, 02:46:14 AM
Strandwolf: "Did this guitar get auctioned on eBay?"

Yup, it was on eBay. For 8k, just like the red Quilt Maple Cognac limited.

Greetings...
Nef
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Nefarius on November 02, 2009, 01:09:30 AM
*drooool* @ Solid Quilt Maple Natural!
Second only to the Ocean.
Thanks for the pics and collecting/uploading them btw.

Greetings...
Nef
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: ekornbakke on December 17, 2009, 08:34:14 PM
Hi people.
About the nice LE summer Mojo Bubinga.

Is this one similar to a Mojo flame, except that it is a bubinga top instead of maple? But still with the Mahogny body? At least that is what I would think, but articles on the internet aren`t always so clear.

I have discussed this earlier, but I suppose this one would be similar to a normal Mojo when it comes to the sound?!

My rig:
Ada Mp-1
TC Electronic G-force
Mesa/Boogie 50-50
Laney 2x12" cabinet
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Serviani on December 18, 2009, 12:58:48 PM
quote:
Originally posted by ekornbakke

Hi people.
About the nice LE summer Mojo Bubinga.

Is this one similar to a Mojo flame, except that it is a bubinga top instead of maple?



Exactly!
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: nangillala on January 28, 2010, 04:16:11 PM
I think we should add the silverburst fly mojo here. Although it doesn't feature a x of y on the headstock I think it's very limited (as billyt stated in another thread).

Florian
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on January 28, 2010, 05:52:47 PM
I see your point, but the concept for the Ltd. Editions Guide is to catalog the unique wood grains that are featured on some limited edition Parkers, because they are a major feature of the look of the guitar. (The graining on spruce, poplar and even mahogany are seldom particularly dramatic, and even the flame maple Supremes look very much alike.) I did include the Snakes, because they are also "no-two-alike" and the patterning is a major feature of the look of the instrument.

There's not much purpose in showing image after image of Silver Bursts or any other painted series, because they are all pretty much alike. Even one-offs from the paint shop, in my opinion, are more properly included as notes-in-passing in the Finishes Guide.

One idea would be setting up an owner registry for any limited production instruments. Another would be a photo collection devoted to one-off paint jobs. Another would be renaming my Guide to something like "Exotic Woods Guide" or something.  As I say, in any event I do not see much point to indexing photos of the various editions of a painted series.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: nangillala on January 29, 2010, 01:47:03 AM
Hi Marco,
yes, you are absolutely right. It makes no sense to post more than one photo of the silverburst, but I thought it would be nice to add it because it's very rare. One could write some sentences about every guitar/series shown here - what is speacial about them, in which year were they produced, something like that. So anyone who is interested in limited Parkers gets a quick overview (and can search the forum from there on...)

But I totally get your point regarding the woodgrains.

Florian
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: blackfly on August 07, 2010, 02:46:21 PM
Just saying thanks Marco, when I'm feeling sad, I just look at this and the other finishes guide [:)][:0][:0]
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on August 08, 2010, 10:29:52 AM
Lol. I do too.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: xjbebop on August 11, 2010, 09:08:46 PM
Would it appropriate to include this?

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_wmrP5rGp_tY/TE-gBSZL0JI/AAAAAAAABm8/CkEzx-Kf8uM/5334.jpg)
Korina DF524, only 6 produced




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Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Nefarius on August 18, 2010, 02:33:40 AM
I'd say it's not appropriate but necessary, especially with that kind of natural wood beauty.
Maybe get a picture with neutral background?

Greetings...
Nef
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on August 18, 2010, 10:00:14 AM
I'll get it included.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: xjbebop on September 19, 2010, 04:29:10 PM
Timeless Timber Birch DF
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_wmrP5rGp_tY/TI_H3S9-NAI/AAAAAAAABr4/7UMI3CevlpY/BDF04.jpg)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_wmrP5rGp_tY/TI_H2wtQn0I/AAAAAAAABr0/i8xMQPUyotA/BDF05.jpg)



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Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: Marco76 on September 19, 2010, 06:03:46 PM
I really like the way the grain flows around the neck joint. Thanks for the photos.
Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: xjbebop on September 19, 2010, 09:01:45 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Marco76

I really like the way the grain flows around the neck joint. Thanks for the photos.



btw- these photos courtesy of Jon @ FMM.
It is very nice, eh?  [:)]



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Title: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: xjbebop on September 25, 2010, 11:08:36 PM
wow... deja vu, man....   [V]



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Title: Re: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: LuciferHimself on September 06, 2012, 07:09:35 AM
Hey Macro I bought my parker koa last year and in the video Adrian Blew said its the last of the 25 limited edition Koa parkers. The seriel number is P1002010?? But i see a Parker custom koa # 25 in this thread. Do you know anything about it? Thats the same guitar i bought which Adrian Blew is holding in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PPly5f7pfc&playnext=1&list=PL09EC3B417DCA8937&feature=results_video
Title: Re: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: LuciferHimself on September 06, 2012, 07:12:34 AM
I havent taken any pictures yet but will post some later
Title: Re: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: jipegonzo on July 24, 2016, 04:50:07 AM
hi there

2 questions ;) : anyone knows about a southern Trans White colour ?? A seller have one of this guitar, but I don't found nothing about this colour... official? custom shop ?

Is someone knows about Southern John Deere finish....? i've asked to USM, and impossible to know if it's an unique modele... for what artist ? year of product...?

thank you by advance for your replies :)

jp (from france)
Title: Re: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: jipegonzo on August 04, 2016, 10:53:54 AM
Finally bought the Southern Nitefly Custom John Deere Style... nobody have more information about this guitar ?

thanks by advance

jp
Title: Re: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: TinMachine on August 05, 2016, 12:26:08 AM
A Coca-Cola one was listed in Seattle.  I'm pretty sure it's just a white decal on a red dragonfly. 
Title: Re: LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE
Post by: jipegonzo on August 05, 2016, 10:01:10 AM
not a decal on mine... hand paint  :P