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Parker Guitars Bronze Fly
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The gorgeous sculpted Sitka spruce body resonates splendidly while a carbon-glass backing veneer on the entire instrument lends strength so the back ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A sleek, futuristic, featherweight speed machine for piezo pyrotechnics.
The gorgeous sculpted Sitka spruce body resonates splendidly while a carbon-glass backing veneer on the entire instrument lends strength so the back can be dramatically scooped. 6-element active Fishman stereo piezo system delivers unique, bright tone. Carbon-glass fretboard and 24 stainless steel frets make the basswood neck play like greased lightning. Includes hardshell case.
- Highly sculpted Sitka spruce body
- One-piece basswood neck
- Carbon-glass fretboard
- 24 hardened stainless steel frets
- 6-element Fishman piezo
- Active custom Fishman stereo preamp
- Stereo output with smart-switching jack
- Level knob
- Tone knob
- Self-lubricating GraphTech nut
- Stainless steel bridge saddles
- Multi-finger integrated neck joint
- Carbon-glass backing veneer on entire instrument
- 25-1/2" scale
- 10" to 13" conical fretboard radius
- 1-17/25" nut width
- 5 lbs. total weight
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I've owned my Bronze Fly (called the Concert Fly when I bought it) since 1999. I still use this guitar more than any other in my collection. Great songwriting tool. Sounds great, plays easy, and controls are easy to figure out. I tune this guitar once every 4 months. Sperzel tuners are the best! Action is great, craftsmanship is unreal, and weighs next to nothing. It doesn't try to sound like a conventional acoustic. It has its own sound going on. I can play octaves all the way up to the 24th fret. Thats why I own it. I still go "OOOH" every time I open the case.
Exceptional acoustic sound without the feedback and climate issues you face with a typical acoustic electric. The six individual piezos allow you to customize your sound. I use an OPL tube pre-amp for warmth and play through a mic'd 50 watt Trace acoustic amp. It just doesn't get any better. You will never regret the purchase of this guitar.
This is a wonderful, amazing guitar for fingerstyle. It sustains for days, and every note is crystal clear. People have heard recordings I made direct using the pickup and a Baggs para-acoustic DI, and thought it was a miked acoustic. This is also the most stable guitar I own; temperature and humidity changes don't really affect it. Looks great, plays great, sounds great -- what more do you need? Expensive, but there's nothing else like it.
I have been disappointed with the plugged-in sound of the the instrument, especially on the B and hi E strings fretted or open. Great action and playability, wonderful for practice when you need to be quiet. So comfortable could play it all night.
I have had the Parker for about 3.5 years. It is so easy to play it spoils. However I also have had tone problems with the B and high E strings. This is because the nut was not grooved properly. The action as they call for on the Parker web site is too loo for the treble strings. You have to set them higher or they don't ring clearly. The guitar has been back for a visit to the factory for nut replacement. It came back with all finish blemishes corrected and a better tone. My family says it is not nearly as good sounding as the '63 D-28. But what else is new. I have played it through the Bose PAS at a guitar store and it sounded fabulous. Great combination. I am still searching for the best strings to use.
I have owned one for 5 years now. I use it every week. The tone is amazing, it sounds exactly as an acoustic/electric should. It truly outshines any other acoustic I have heard plugged in. True, there aren't many features other than tone and volume control, but keep in mind the instrument, as well as its purpose. It is VERY easy to play, although I wouldn't mind clearer inlays for reference points. This guitar always gets noticed by the crowd, which is a good thing. It is a beautiful guitar, sonically and visually.