Parker P38 in red transparent; into a '73 Fender Princeton Reverb. So I am going for very clean tones (Tele, Strat, etc.) in a smaller amp. This guitar is a good match and in like new shape with new padded gig bag and already set up for $350 ? I'm happy.
I write songs in different genres and can play old rock and roll, classical, blues, country mostly. This guitar is not a Strat and the pickups are not Strat, but if you wanted a set, they would fit. The humbucker at the bridge could be replaced and coil-tapped with a Pearly Gates or similar to get a lot of overdriven sounds (ZZ Top) with an OD pedal.
These are flawlessly made and designed much like a 'real' Parker. For a person who likes thin, flat, light body and very comfy neck feel.... this is a good choice. Fishman acoustic (piezo) bridge on demand alone or mixed with the pickups is very nice.
The feel and workmanship are top notch and it also looks fine and plays very well with .010-.046 or .009-.042 gauge. You may need to let a bit of neck relief for light gauge and a luthier can fine adjust the nut slots (not an amateur job) for comfort. This guitar well under $400 with nice case and in perfect shape is hard to beat. It is versatile, plays easily, and is solid. It's not a guitar to bang around and is not for metal and thrash players. It's a fairly refined guitar more like a good Schecter Classic or a Gibson ES339. Not delicate, but not a thick and 'bullet proof' guitar physically.
I have owned and sold many dozens of guitars over 20 years and this is one of maybe a dozen best values. Tokai Springy Sound Strat, a Bill Crook Telecaster, a Schecter C1 Elite, and a nice SG from Austin are my favorites. There are good guitars that never took off in the market (Austins from Korea were some) that offer excellent value. This 'odd shaped' Parker P38 is another one.
Bought the guitar in "Just music", Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Was on the look out for a new guitar to record a solo album with... started playing through various guitars until the Parker caught my eye... picked it up for £595 (well actually only £205 coz i traded a Fender Strat and Seagull s6 as part of the deal......)
The neck is notably good, incredible for finger tapping and it *wants* you to string bend! It cries out. Machine heads (grover) are holding up well and keep good tuning. The body is light and well crafted, ash i believe. Piezo is beautiful to use, and the alnico bucker has a serious kick. Use both simultaneously for huge almost chorus-like sounds!
Hmmm. well i love it and all but unless you have an acoustic *and* electric guitar you won't experience the excellent concept of the stereo jack lead
Smoothly built, no obvious problems, beautiful finish (mine is in a gibson-esque tobacco sunburst)
In several years i have had the pleasure of using Squire, Epiphone, Fender, EB, Dean, Crafter and Seagull guitars on recordings. This one is the best yet. i say stand out from the crowd. There are to many fender, 'phone and les paul players.so invest in something new: parker, maverik, BC rich. Get noticed!
i paid like $600 this is a pretty sweet guitar. I was just about to buy a 96 american strat then i saw this and just had to play it and i loved it. Then when i got home I out some distortion on it and it has a major feedback issue but u can always mess around with the knobs on the guitar and amp
the style, the neck and action, the sound pretty much everything
feedback and the store where i got it from gave me like springs and i have no idea what the go 2
its great, i havent had any problems yet
sweet guitar, if you can afford it get the high-end parkers there probally perfect
Like alot of other folks, I was browsing at my local Guitar Center and saw the P-38 on display. I've always thought that the Parker styling was pretty cool, so I picked it of the rack and gave it a couple of strums. Wow! It felt great. After a couple of minutes of playing, I looked at the price. $599. Within 10 minutes I was walking out the door with my brand new Parker!
The weight is what you really notice after playing just about any other electric guitar. It is really light. The action is amung the best of any guitar I've played. This thing is so versitile. With two single coils, a humbucker and piezo pick-ups, you can have just about any sound you want. Combining the piezo with the other pickups will give a lush full sound that hard to get on another guitar. The tremelo unit is great and it stays in tune.
It makes my other guitars seem so ordinary.
Fit and finish is excellent. It is a top quality unit. No flaws have shown up yet.
The clear red finish is highly glossy and very scratch resistant.
I'm very satisfied with this guitar. It has made my playing sound better because it is a great sounding guitar and it makes me want to play more.