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First Parker!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 2:05 am
by Loki
Hi all,

First of all, thank you to everyone involved in collating and curating the information on this site! I've just bought a Parker Maxxfly online after trying it in the store a few weeks ago and being completely in love with the feel of it! I remember trying a Fly at a trade show when I was a kid and I've always fancied a Parker since then.

I am, however, a little confused as to which model I've bought! It was advertised as a "Parker USA Maxxfly DFR22". Having Googled this, and read through all the relevent catalogs on this site I cannot find any reference to this particular model. It has a Floyd Rose, has two SD USM humbuckers and a satin finish that allows the grain to come through. I'm starting to think it's a PDF rather than a DF, but there is a stamp on the back of the headstock stating "MADE IN USA". The serial number is 7 digits long and stamped into the back of the headstock. I'm not overly bothered which model it is, but I don't want to have drastically overpaid for something that's been misadvertised.

Any pointers or info would by hugely appreciated! Thanks in advance!

First shots are taken by the retailer, last one is mine when I was there a few weeks ago.
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Re: First Parker!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 3:44 am
by mmmguitar
Yours seems to be a DF422FR. The 522 had a pair of EMGs, and the 524 had HSS Duncan pickups. Granted, the model naming conventions don't make sense to me, either.

Re: First Parker!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 4:56 am
by Loki
Ah, thank you so much! I had got myself very confused!

Re: First Parker!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 9:33 am
by vjmanzo
Looks great, @Loki! Congrats!

Re: First Parker!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 9:40 am
by jb63
that has one of my favorite necks!

Re: First Parker!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 10:04 am
by Patzag
She's a beauty!

Re: First Parker!

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:18 am
by Notes_Norton

I love my DF guitars, I think you made a very good purchase. And it's beautiful, too.