Search found 1437 matches

by vjmanzo
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

Ahhh—glad the unthinkable didn’t happen to you and your Fly, @FlyFan! 😬
by vjmanzo
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: 1998 Fly Supreme
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: 1998 Fly Supreme

mmmguitar wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:55 pm a Fly may not be a strat, but you can dress it up like one and mingle in strat land.
We’ll said, Marc!
by vjmanzo
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: 1998 Fly Supreme
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: 1998 Fly Supreme

I know a number of Fly and NiteFly owners swear by the Fishman Aura and various inline IR loaders. I think I’m one of these owners, though I also spend a great deal of time swearing at my Fishman Aura and various inline IR loaders 😀 The attack of a piezo element, as part of an ADSR contour, is so d...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: 1998 Fly Supreme
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: 1998 Fly Supreme

I'd love to get my hands on a Deluxe Single 2 that was cosmetically rough but mechanically sound to put my finished touches on. Yeah—the Single 2’s don’t really pop up much, unfortunately. A couple folks here have them—I’ve never played one myself. I did install these Vintage Vibe P90s in a Deluxe,...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy High Prices on Parker Flys Lately
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Crazy High Prices on Parker Flys Lately

mmmguitar wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:21 pm That’s some impressive rust, alright.
🤣
Fly Rod wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:50 am I remember VJ talking about how he modified a case with pics
Now I know why WOW!!
🙂

Special congrats to the used Fly case for rising in asking price to about half of what a used NiteFly sold for just two years ago! 🤪 😍
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: 1998 Fly Supreme
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: 1998 Fly Supreme

Looks terrific, BMA_USA ! Congrats and welcome!! Beautiful color and I can imagine the holographic features you’re describing! Bet it sounds killer! I wish I would have bought a player grade Fly to take to gigs and jams before the current price situation hit. Don’t worry: I have a beat-up Deluxe wit...
by vjmanzo
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 198
Views: 23606

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

Selling guitars in our sleep, are we? 🤣 …it won’t exactly be a surprise if an impending economic depression in the US ends the guitar industry boom that began in 2020 after supply chain disruption, increased online window-shopping during lockdown, and desire by sellers to recoup increased Reverb ex...
by vjmanzo
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 198
Views: 23606

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

So, it looks like the going asking price on Reverb is back firmly north of $3k. 🧐

Unrelated note: I got a notification that a seller named V from NY was selling a green Deluxe that looks just like mine and I got a quick twinge of panic! 😀
by vjmanzo
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

Thanks for posting this, FlyFan ! I absolutely remember seeing this post years ago, so it’s great to have a record of Ken’s words about this in this thread! Ken has recalled this same information to me and others many times, so I think the email narrative is legitimate as the seller claimed. Hope yo...
by vjmanzo
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 198
Views: 23606

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

sold a few hours after... I noticed that! Three offers...I really wish Reverb was transparent about the actual selling price. :| Just posting this in case a clone of the listing pops up - It seems too good to be true. Yes, I did notice that listing and have noticed suspicious listings like that in ...
by vjmanzo
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

The only minor mod I am considering is putting on locking Schaller strap buttons - easy to reverse. Good idea! I’m a DiMarzio Straplocks fan myself (similar concept), so I may I recommend to use the screws that are already in the Fly if possible as the ones that ship with the Schaller and DiMarzio ...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Fly
Topic: Graphtech replacement saddles 2005 FLY
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Graphtech replacement saddles 2005 FLY

Do you feel that they positively affect sustain? FWIW—my personal view is that claims about aftermarket mechanical components adding sustain are difficult to quantify. The original Fly has a lot of sustain because it was built a certain way, and the materials Ken chose, at best, subtract only a lit...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

Lovely guitar! Thanks for posting that pic!! 😍
FlyFan wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:56 pm I only buy guitars I want to play, and only sell them to "cull the herd" or free up storage space :)
Hahaha same here!!
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: “What’s This Worth?” Thread
Replies: 198
Views: 23606

Re: “What’s This Worth?” Thread

...prior to the most recent guitar boom that coincided with Reverb taxing private transactions of secondhand goods between individuals in a non-retail capacity for their own good... ...in the fashion that recent Parker “enthusiasts” have ostensibly felt is their divine right while doing a “raise th...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

Happy to help, FlyFan ! Yes, 27, means 27 of 50, and the person you bought it from was likely a collector. I looked at that auction and was discussing a bid on that one with Ken Parker who had asked me to keep an eye out for a Fly Butternut. Ya know...'cause he doesn't already have enough guitars! :...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Need help identifying my new Fly
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: Need help identifying my new Fly

You got the Butternut!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!! 🥳 Here’s some info on the different types of wood, but you’ve got a rare one that Ken and crew only made about 50 of due to limited supply of butternut wood (the body material). There are several other tonewoods variants that have existed through the y...
by vjmanzo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gold fly deluxe feeler.
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Gold fly deluxe feeler.

Hi Lenny22 , I see that mmmguitar replied while I was typing, so I’ll say that agree with everything he said. I can certainly appreciate the situation—here are some things to consider: -we have a thread here where we discuss the “market rate” for Flys, which has fluctuating significantly over the pa...
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Nitefly Mojo - bridge pickup screws
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Nitefly Mojo - bridge pickup screws

Happy to help 👌🏻
andrea.costanza wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:00 pm 03 = Month march
06 = Year 2006
073 = Production 73rd guitar
This ☝🏻 for sure. The NiteFly Mojo and pickup rings on the NiteFly first appear in the catalogs in 2004.
by vjmanzo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: NiteFly
Topic: Nitefly Mojo - bridge pickup screws
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Nitefly Mojo - bridge pickup screws

Hi andrea.costanza —I believe that those screws work in tandem with the springs to allow the pickup to be raised or lowered, so if you remove the pickup cover, the spring should be loose. Once you take the cover off, you'll be able to see how it all assembles, I think. You can re-seat the spring aro...
by vjmanzo
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Parker
Topic: Private Reserve Maxxfly? Koa
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Private Reserve Maxxfly? Koa

Hi cadspazz —congrats on a great MaxxFly DF842! You can read about this model in the last four years of catalogs (2012 - 2015). They came stock in alder body (Belew’s 842 had a mahogany body) and, as you know, as a custom shop order in other wood types!! Beautiful instrument for sure! Congrats again...