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post Feb 7 2008, 09:41 PM
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hey guys, im looking for a guitar around the 400-500 range, and ive come across the parker p-42.its a $460(USD) guitar, and i know some guys on here have parkers and im wondering what you think of it, and if you think it would be worth the money.Click here


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post Feb 7 2008, 09:56 PM
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David, Kris and I each have more or less the same guitar, a nitefly SA. The p-42 differs in a few places from ours, or the nitefly-m (which would be the more comparable guitar to the p-42, priced the same as an -SA).

For one thing, the neck is not the same. You'd be getting an ebony fretboard instead of the composite ones we have. I like ebony though, but I can't say how this neck would feel. The frets are also nickel rather than steel (which is okay, the majority of guitar frets are nickel but steel is a little smoother). One of my favorite things about my nitefly is the neck, and a lot of that has to do with the material. Other than that the neck is probably pretty nice, ebony is nice and smooth.

I don't know much about the humbuckers you'd be getting. Mine has made-for-parker-by-dimarzio pickups in them, and while they're not perfect they're pretty good. Nitefly-M's have seymour duncan pickups.

Other differences are that I can't seem to confirm whether or not it has locking tuners, so it probably does not. It also doesn't have a tremolo (which I actually prefer, but thats up to you). Doesn't seem to have piezo either.

So those are the differences from the higher end parkers, but it is probably a very nice guitar in the price range, do you know where it's made?


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post Feb 7 2008, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Feb 7 2008, 03:56 PM) *
do you know where it's made?

its made in korea.


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post Feb 7 2008, 10:21 PM
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QUOTE (stratman33 @ Feb 7 2008, 04:02 PM) *
its made in korea.


Yeah I figured it was either korea or japan, most guitars in that price range are. I'm sure it'll be of fine quality, schecters for example are made in korea.


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post Feb 7 2008, 10:24 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Feb 7 2008, 04:21 PM) *
Yeah I figured it was either korea or japan, most guitars in that price range are. I'm sure it'll be of fine quality, schecters for example are made in korea.


sweet then i think ill save up for this guitar then, thanks for the help smile.gif


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post Feb 8 2008, 02:12 PM
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They are pretty good if you can't afford the higher range ones. I have a Parker Nitefly M which is the one just above the SA model in price but only by 100 pound. It is an awesome guitar and you can't go wrong with Parker guitars. I got the Nitefly M because I hate scratchplates. Look ugly.


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post Feb 9 2008, 02:44 AM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 8 2008, 08:12 AM) *
They are pretty good if you can't afford the higher range ones. I have a Parker Nitefly M which is the one just above the SA model in price but only by 100 pound. It is an awesome guitar and you can't go wrong with Parker guitars. I got the Nitefly M because I hate scratchplates. Look ugly.


thats good to know....and i also hate scratchplates guitars look so much better without them IMO.


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