Parker Fly Deluxe Review
Original author: Noangels
Weapon: Electric Guitar
Model: Fly Deluxe
The Parker deluxe is an outstanding Guitar suitable for any style of music you care to throw,from clean to mean this baby will handle all you throw her way with ease!
Ist of all,its light!Weighing in at an anorexic 4 1/4 pound.If your used to heavy old Les Pauls this thing will feel like nothing hanging around your neck(or Victoria Beckham)
Pick ups are DiMarzio custom wound and are suited to this model very well,combining with its Carved Poplar body and Polyurethane finish its gives it a bright tone that stands this model out from nearly any other guitar on the market
Tuner heads are locking,and when used in conjuction with the vibrato system means rock solid tuning
Custom Fishman piezos are the icing on the cake for these Parker guitars,they sound superb.A bit of reveb and a healthy does of Harmonic Minor 5 and I swear you will sound like YJM live in leningrad. Really great acoustic tone just fine for finger picking or strumming
Another usefool tool you get from them is a parker stereo guitar lead that means you can play into two amps at once using the clean fishman piezos in one and the DiMarzios in the other.Just switch one of the PUP toggles on the parker and change amps or run them both at the same time!
Neck Wood: Basswood
Neck Design: Solid one piece with carbon-glass-epoxy reinforcement
Neck-Body Joint: Reinforced carved multiple finger joint
Scale: 25.5 in.
- of Frets: 24 Frets
Fret Material: Hardened stainless steel
Fret Size: .045 in. high, .095 in. wide
Fret Board: Carbon-Glass-Epoxy .020 in. composite
Fretboard Shape: 10-13 in. conical form
Neck Shape: Width: wide Thickness: reg.
Nut Width: 1.68 in.
String Spacing: Bridge: 2.14 in. Nut: 1.43 in.
Truss Rod: Custom design high-strength music wire
Tuners: Sperzel locking
Ok,how do they play!Very easily,you will be hard pushed to find an instrument with as low action with no fret buz and perfect intonation.The stainless steel frets should NEVER wear,and there slippey to play over.
bad points(ok no guitar is perfect) Toggle switches can be tricky to get to compared to normal strat designs,and the top horn on the guitar can dig into your ribs when you play with it sat on your lap. It uses a battery,so dont forget to keep a spare one with you or your going to get some nasty high pitched whistles giving you harmonies when you play
whats it sound like?Just like this with its Fisherman and DiMarzios in action