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Parker Guitars P-36 Electric Guitar
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The Parker P-36 Electric Guitar was designed by Parker engineers and set up by Parker technicians to ensure the excellence you expect from this premi...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Parker P-36 Electric Guitar was designed by Parker engineers and set up by Parker technicians to ensure the excellence you expect from this premier guitar maker. Carved ash body, bolt-on maple neck, and the amazing playability of its vintage predecessors. Piezo acoustic signal mixes with high-end single coils on the P-36 guitar for that unique high-tech sound.
- Carved ash body
- Maple neck
- Maple fretboard
- 2 Parker designed alnico single-coil pickups
- Fishman piezo pickup
- 25-1/2" scale
- 10" to 13" conical fretboard radius
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I played one of these the other day and was blown away, absolutely the best sounding guitar I've ever heard played clean and it can get pretty dirty too. Very unique, very versatile, I'd love to have one, if i had the money. The only thing I don't like is that the strings are so close to the body, making it uncomfortable to pick/strum, for me at least, but I'm sure I could use to it. I would take this over any fender, I love the single coil sound, but I'm disappointed by the quality of fenders, this is much nicer.
The Parker P-36 is a fantastic guitar, allowing you to combine acoustic and electric sounds through the Fishman VT Powerbridge and Alnico pickups. The fit, finish, and workmanship are all 'Parker' and I'm sure the Korean made instrument while well-made, benefits from the professional setup in the U.S. at Parker's studios. I play a lot of Blues and the instrument carries a cutting tone at the bridge that warms up at the neck with the classic telecaster sounds. The Piezo is great and affords the opportunity to have a lot of fun and experiment with a variety of unique tones. I push my signal through a Yamaha MagicStomp for acoustic tones. It does the job to soften any high-end that might come off the Piezo. But let there be no doubt...this is not the 1980's sounding Piezo. Fishman has done a great job of creating an acoustic image. This guitar is a bargain at the price and a joy to play. It's a lot of fun to work out the variations of electric and acoustic mix and will keep your ideas flowing.
I must say that"Bang for the buck"discribes thisguitar,although my thoughts are very strong that the forward strap button's location makes a conventional stap very likely to fall off.My recommendation is that if one is in the market for this otherwise great sounding well ballanced guitar,please be curtain to include locking strap hardware.I'm happy with the sound,not so happy with the impact damage.
I was looking at hybrids until I found the P-36 which I bought both to back up my Strat HSS and give me a feedback free plugged-in acoustic sound. This guitar plays well and is appreciably lighter than a Strat or Tele. Mine has the natural finish and it's just plain stunning to look at. I had a second string tree put on (D&G strings) to clear up some buzzing and upped the strings to 11s which eliminated a slight low E string buzz and boosted the piezo sound. The piezo tone is a little thin, but I'm getting a decent acoustic tone using the guitar effects of a Boss 864 recorder which also gives me a wide choice of electric tones, and does so without splitting the signal with a Y cord. The Telecaster style pick-ups are pretty liveable, if a little muffled, though the harmonics are suprisingly crisp. If you need a multi-purpose guitar that looks good and plays well at a decent price, check out the P-36.
Feels good, plays good, the sound is more crunchy than my S Series Ibanez, but I can still solo like crazy, and I like the stereo split, so I can have an acoustic rig and an electric rig, and switch instantly to the piezo, or even mix the signals and sound like two guitars. It's everything i've wanted in a guitar.
I bought the parker p-36 in white, and itis beautiful.This guitar has unique looks, all around 5 star sound and plays like a dream. I have always loved telecasters, and i found that this guitar had an ever better neck, so i went with my gut and bought it, and am so happy. The piezo is cool, but not very practical, it gives off a very thin sound, but when i mix it with the neck pickup, it gets a nice sound. All in all a solid guitar for everyone.
I own 9 guitars, have played guitar for 27 years, and this is one of my favorites. Very versatile, well made, slim and fast neck, and the piezo pickup gives it a really unique sound over my other guitars. Good for all genres. Solid guitar for the money.
I bought the red p-36. Fits me so fine. Lite weight and the tone is there. I play thru a peavey delta blues with the 15 in speaker. This guitar sings thru this amp. I run an A/B switch. send acoustic to mixer. I think it is a great sounding acoustic thru the pa. The neck is a lil narrow but all else is great. We cover country, southern, classic, blues, new stuff and oldies it covers them all. I reccomend this guitar to all.
I have the older model P-38, it's rather similar to this guitar, swamp ash body, the pickguard and the control layout is different, though. And instead of three single coils mine has a HSS setup. But man, that thing really rocks, the neck is slim and easy to play. It was definately worth my money. Besides, why get the nitefly when you dont need a graphite fretboard, and all that fancy stuff? save yourself some $$ and get this one or the p-38 (if you can find them).
I bought the Parker P36 with some reluctance because I've always believed if you want quality you have to pay big bucks to get it. I've owned several USA Fenders and wanted the same tones but with an acoustic element. The P36 fills that bill. The Southern Nitefly which is the american version of the P36 is what I wanted but I decided to try out it's import brother first and see if I liked Parker's style etc. Other than upgrading the pickups in the future I am totally satisfied in fact shocked at the quality of this P36. Sure it could use locking tuners and set of Duncan's but at this price it is much more quality of an instrument than what I expected. I can add those upgrades but I'm not yet convinced I need to. The tone is great, acoustic sound is awesome and the quality rivals my american made guitars - I see more Parkers in my future.
I love how it plays, and looks. The piezo sound is good, about what they normally sound like. The pickups are thin sounding and I'm thinking of replacing them, perhaps it's the real light strings it came with. I'm quite happy with the guitar, regardless of the great price. I wish the neck had fret markers on it's face. The ones on the side are hard to see. With a little tweaking this will be a great instrument.
I have recently purchased what I call a "flycaster" to replace my fender telecaster. It plays like a dream, gets a fatter and richer tone than the American fenders I was considering and is altogether the best tele-style guitar I have played, and that includes hand-built 'boutique' tele-styles. And, it manages to preserve the elegant simplicity of the original with the added bonus of a very cool, comfortable body that feels weightless standing up and fits ergonomically perfectly on your leg when sitting down. An altogether fine instrument at an amazing price. I can see this becoming my main stage instrument. Great country, rock, blues and jazz tones...
I bought the P-36 to compliment my Stat, which covers 75% of the classic rock my band plays. I wanted a tele for the remaining 25%, but never cared for the tele-look. The P-36 is a great alternative. The more I play it, the more I like it. Neck is very comfortable, and it stays in tune very well. Clean sounds are great and although a bit noisy, I love the overdriven sound through my Hot Rod Deluxe. I've considered upgrading the pups, but I not sure if it's worth the cost. The Parker pups are pretty good.
I have been looking to buy a new guitar for some time now. I walked into the local guitar shop and started jamming to some blues solos on every guitar in the store, Fenders, Ibanez, Epiphone, even some gibsons. I have never played a finer guitar. It's comfort is off the charts, it gives you every sound imaginable (including acoustic), barring is so easy on this guitar my girlfriend could do it (im serious). This guitar is amazing for anyone who plays.
I have had the Parker P-36 for a couple of weeks and can't find anything negative to say about it. I was looking for a Tele type sound and played numerous Tele's (Standard, Deluxe, Custom, etc.). Until I saw this in MF, I was set on a Tele Deluxe and buying a Telecoustic for an Acoustic sound. This Parker has not disappointed one bit. The acoustic sound is tremendous as well as the twang and bite from the electric pickups. It has to weigh less than half of a Tele and the body is cut to give a comfortable feeling while playing as the conventional Tele body was always a little uncomfortable for my right forearm.The guitar was set up very well out of the box and has not required any adjustment so far. Would buy Parker again in a heartbeat.
I played this guitar at a shop and it rocked! The color is soooooo awesome and the sound is like a telecaster but better. It's good for rock, country, jazz, and softer metal. Just a great guitar!
Such a Good guitar ! The sound is great, but it is not metal and rock guitar. If you play metal, it is not recommended. The metal sound is not heavy. However, the mixture of accoustic and vintage clean tone is very good !