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I’m in the market for a new electric guitar. My old JB Player Jackson
copy (mid-80’s) is completely kaput. Plug it in and just get the worst
sounds ever :frowning:

So I went out looking this weekend, and played just about everything;
Fender, Epiphone, Jackson, Ibanez, Hamer, etc. I really fell in love with
the Parker Fly P-38. It’s a copy of their NiteFly guitar, but made
overseas. There are a few subtle differences, but the main thing is the
price. It lists for $850, but I can get it for $600.

Does anyone have any experience with Parker?

-Mike K.

On Tue, 29 May 2001 19:06:19 -0400 Mike King said…

>
> I’m in the market for a new electric guitar. My old JB Player Jackson
> copy (mid-80’s) is completely kaput. Plug it in and just get the worst
> sounds ever
>
> So I went out looking this weekend, and played just about everything;
> Fender, Epiphone, Jackson, Ibanez, Hamer, etc. I really fell in love
> with the Parker Fly P-38. It’s a copy of their NiteFly guitar, but made
> overseas. There are a few subtle differences, but the main thing is the
> price. It lists for $850, but I can get it for $600.
>
> Does anyone have any experience with Parker?

Well I’d have to give the parkers a big thumbs down… I don’t remember
what Fly I played but it was one of the expensive ones and I just was not
impressed.

If you liked how your JB Player felt I’d recommend looking for an old
Charvel Model 4 (bolt on neck) or Model 6 (neck thru body) these were the
first made in Japan Jackson/Charvel’s and the quality was great.

<a little Jackson/Charvel history>

Charvels made in USA, Got a big name thanks to EVH (San Demus<sp?> CA)

Charvel made a V for Randy Roads but didn’t want to risk the good name of
Charvel on a weird looking guitar so they called it a Jackson

Jackson took off

all bolt on necks were Charvels all neck thru’s were Jacksons

Jackson/Charvel was “sold” to IMC and the cost cutting kicked in.

All USA Models were called Jacksons and the Japanese Models were Charvels
(Note at some point in time they made the Charvette… Made in Korea)

Ibanez spends big buck for artist endorsements… just about wipes everyone
off the map

Grunge hits and everybody wants Fender Mustangs (The worlds crappiest
guitar!) Fender starts selling Custom Shop Mustangs.

Jackson kills the Charvel name… The Jackson Name is now on every guitar.

The only good Jacksons left are “some” of the Japanese and the USA Made
custom shop guitars.

</ Jackson/Charvel history>

Id recommend a Fender Stratocaster (there are good and bad models) or what
I really want is a Reverend (http://www.reverendmusical.com/) Commando
(http://www.reverendmusical.com/models/commando.htm)


John R. Marshall JRM Studios.com - http://www.jrmstudios.com The
Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

“John R. Marshall” wrote:
>
> Well I’d have to give the parkers a big thumbs down… I don’t remember
> what Fly I played but it was one of the expensive ones and I just was
> not impressed.

I WAS impressed with the feel, action, and playability. The neck was thin
like my JB Player. I played it through a Marshall JCM 900 amp, and it
sounded great, but I didn’t get to mix it up with any effects, distortion,
overdrive, etc.

Earlier tonight I was ready to run out and buy the sucker (not literally).
But then I popped in some Pearl Jam, and heard that Mike McCready sound I
love so much, and I started thinking that I probably won’t be able to get
that deep sound with the Fly.

So now I’m on the quest for:

thin neck low action great feel good pop-rock sound (ala Pearl Jam’s
‘Versus’ or STP’s ‘Purple’) good “clean” sound (the Parker DID have this
with it’s built-in acoustic pickups)

-Mike K.

>
> If you liked how your JB Player felt I’d recommend looking for an old
> Charvel Model 4 (bolt on neck) or Model 6 (neck thru body) these were
> the first made in Japan Jackson/Charvel’s and the quality was great.
>
> <a little Jackson/Charvel history>
>
> Charvels made in USA, Got a big name thanks to EVH (San Demus<sp?> CA)
>
> Charvel made a V for Randy Roads but didn’t want to risk the good name
> of Charvel on a weird looking guitar so they called it a Jackson
>
> Jackson took off
>
> all bolt on necks were Charvels all neck thru’s were Jacksons
>
> Jackson/Charvel was “sold” to IMC and the cost cutting kicked in.
>
> All USA Models were called Jacksons and the Japanese Models were
> Charvels (Note at some point in time they made the Charvette… Made
> in Korea)
>
> Ibanez spends big buck for artist endorsements… just about wipes
> everyone off the map
>
> Grunge hits and everybody wants Fender Mustangs (The worlds crappiest
> guitar!) Fender starts selling Custom Shop Mustangs.
>
> Jackson kills the Charvel name… The Jackson Name is now on every
> guitar.
>
> The only good Jacksons left are “some” of the Japanese and the USA Made
> custom shop guitars.
>
> </ Jackson/Charvel history>
>
> Id recommend a Fender Stratocaster (there are good and bad models) or
> what I really want is a Reverend (http://www.reverendmusical.com/)
> Commando (http://www.reverendmusical.com/models/commando.htm)
>
> –
> John R. Marshall JRM Studios.com - http://www.jrmstudios.com The
> Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

Mike King wrote:
>
> I really fell in love with the Parker Fly P-38. It lists for $850, but I
> can get it for $600.

I just got a price quote on a brand new P-38: $550. That’s $300 off list!

So if anything, the P-38 is competing very well on price for me. I’m gonna
go out tonight and play a few strats (I just can’t get used to their
feel), and try one of those Godin’s.

-Mike K.