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Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« on: December 24, 2011, 01:12:50 AM »
I just want to say these listings are not mine & I don't know the seller, I just found them trolling this morning & thought you guys/girls
may find them interesting.
This one was hand carved by Ken Parker in '85.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Parker-Fly-original-hand-made-prototype-1985-/180780023920?pt=AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments&hash=item2a17544070

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 08:59:38 AM »
i playede a parker fly in a music store back in about '95.  i thought it fet REALLY nice in my hands.
in fact i woulda bought it on the spot,  but i didn't bring enough $$ with me.  i was, at that time, also buying another guitar and a combo amp.  because i was traveing i didn't have room in the car for an extra guitar.

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 07:30:00 PM »
i've never played one. premier guitar had a review on parker's work with acoustic models...the man is a true craftsman. the woods are.....beyond gorgeous.

http://kenparkerarchtops.com/info.html

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 09:19:46 AM »
i just listened to a few clips posted on that site.  wow!  y'all need to hear this

http://www.kenparkerarchtops.com/Sound_clips/DougWambleBubbles/In_The_Pines.mp3

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2011, 05:48:14 PM »
i just listened to a few clips posted on that site.  wow!  y'all need to hear this

http://www.kenparkerarchtops.com/Sound_clips/DougWambleBubbles/In_The_Pines.mp3

Man that is some beautiful guitar playing.
Those guitars are incredible too, shame no left handers. :'(

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 01:30:23 PM »
what really shocked me...or some word like that...amazed?  the cleanliness and finish INSIDE the guitars...i mean, the work is beyond anal retentive. it's 'perfectionist'. i'm not that good with anything i make; but...i respect those who are.

i'm downloading the sound file now, dh. i'll get to listen to it about 7 this evening! :)

the quality of the recording is dang good, too, init? hear every nuance.

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 10:57:36 AM »
Did anyone buy it?  I rather like the color/paint scheme on it regardless of the design.  (I'm more of a traditional design guy)

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 03:35:52 PM »
Did anyone buy it?  I rather like the color/paint scheme on it regardless of the design.  (I'm more of a traditional design guy)

Still listed on ebay $37,500 sounds a bit over the top, could buy a lot of nice guitars for that money.

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 08:43:40 PM »
HA!  $37,000 for an unproven guitar?  There are many great tools to be had in this world of guitars and that's not one of them at that price....

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Re: Parker Fly original hand made prototype
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 02:08:55 AM »
hey

nice deal i've found Gibson Prototype Map Guitar is very nice and the details i've found them correct. but currently i dnt want to bid right now. But in future i'll definetley do...

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« Last Edit: July 10, 2013, 02:11:30 AM by mlkmkw »