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  • heads on fireheads on fire

    Have USA Parkers gone downhill?

    Parker Guitars DF524Published on 11/29/11 at 09:18
    Made in USA
    Satin finish
    Body: Alder double cutaway
    Neck: Bolt-on radiused maple
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Frets: 22 frets, stainless steel
    Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SSL6A
    Mid pickup: Seymour Duncan SSL6A
    Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB14 humbucker
    Piezo pickup: Custom Fishman
    Bridge: Parker Trem
    Pickup selectors: 5-way magnetic, 3-way magnetic/piezo
    Tone knob: Split-coil
    Case: Hardshell case included

    UTILIZATION

    I thought USA made Parkers were supposed to be the cream of the crop in terms of playability. Maybe they're going downhill - this particular guitar was nowhere near as sleek and fast as my other Parkers I've owned. I know the company has a need to make as much mon…
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    Made in USA
    Satin finish
    Body: Alder double cutaway
    Neck: Bolt-on radiused maple
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Frets: 22 frets, stainless steel
    Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SSL6A
    Mid pickup: Seymour Duncan SSL6A
    Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB14 humbucker
    Piezo pickup: Custom Fishman
    Bridge: Parker Trem
    Pickup selectors: 5-way magnetic, 3-way magnetic/piezo
    Tone knob: Split-coil
    Case: Hardshell case included

    UTILIZATION

    I thought USA made Parkers were supposed to be the cream of the crop in terms of playability. Maybe they're going downhill - this particular guitar was nowhere near as sleek and fast as my other Parkers I've owned. I know the company has a need to make as much money as possible, and that guitarists as a whole are a conservative group. Parker already makes incredibly forward-thinking guitars, so a model with less radical looks and features is an attempt to get more into the mainstream. The guitar looks good, although not as nice as the higher end Fly series. However, the all wood, no carbon fiber neck has wayyyy more friction on the front and back than I am used to in a Parker. Also, the neck was torqued just a bit to the treble side. Without the carbon fiber, the neck is not as stable on this design, and the playability suffers for it.

    SOUNDS

    The Duncan pickups were fantastic. However, the guitar loses points here for shoddy wiring. The switch that selects piezo/magnetic had a short in it. This is absolutely unacceptable in a $2000 USA made guitar. The piezo would cut in and out on its own. Very disappointing.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is the worst Parker guitar I've yet played. And that's a shame, because I like the new body design. However, taking away the carbon, the neck joint, and putting terrible wiring on this guitar makes it just another overpriced guitar. If you're thinking about buying this guitar, save your pennies and buy an older used Fly. You'll thank yourself, and spend half as much for a guitar that is 3 times as good.
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