|It is a common practice for companies to make it very easy for their large
dealers and/or their top salespeople to own their products for next to nothing.
Nobody can sell a guitar better than someone who personally owns one can.
Besides it's human nature for someone not to off-sell a company that gave him or
her a free guitar.
The point I am getting to is this: In 35 years of buying, selling and trading
thousands of new and used guitars, I have NEVER had to pay much money for any of
my personal guitars - With one exception.
I actually paid for my Parker I bought it at full dealer price. It was the
non tremolo model (All the Originals were non Tremolo). That is the absolutely HIGHEST
possible compliment I could pay to any guitar. When Parker first came out they were very scarce. Incidentally it came to my attention that Eddie Van Halen actually paid
for his Parker also. So I guess I'm in good company.
The Parker guitar is light as a feather it resonates beautifully and it
plays almost too easily. It is definitely one of the best guitars to come along
since I have been in the business. Ken Parker is a genius!!!
If you happen to see one in a store, more than likely the salesman will
not be able to give you a good demo. Most guitar store salesmen are too busy
playing guitar to bother helping you. Give me a call and I will explain how you
should demo the guitar. (It's all in the demo).
I recently installed a pair of Seymour Duncan Pickups in my Parker and
that made the guitar sound about 4 times better than the stock DiMarzios. Don't
try doing it yourself it is a very tricky complicated job and it requires
special Seymour Pickups to make it work correctly. Contact my shop if you want
the modification done.
Parker is finally offering Seymour
Duncan Pickups as a factory option.....Yea!
Currently Washburn has
I have waited over a year to
post this commentary, because I wanted to see what was gonna shake loose.
I am pleased to report that
Washburn is doing a great job of keeping the quality alive !!!
I am speaking about the original Parker Fly. No comment on the lower end
Ed Roman 01/08