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
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
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