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Overview

  • Exclusive radial neck joint
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
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Equipped with great Parker features in an elegant new shape.

The PDF Radial Neck Models are equipped with most of the great features Parker is known for in an elegantly carved new shape, showcasing a new, more traditional and ergonomically shaped upper horn while retaining the look and feel that is unmistakably Parker. The flared headstock provides more strength and allows for a thinner profile and a faster, more comfortable neck.

The PDF Radial Neck Models also feature a 22 fret fingerboard enabling precise placement of the neck pickup for that classic neck-position tone. Pickup mounting has been improved to allow players to swap out the included Duncans with the pickup of their choice. The exclusive radial neck joint ensures better transfer of tone from neck to body and a precise fit with no slippage due to lateral sliding.

Features

  • Exclusive radial neck joint
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Seymour Duncan pickups
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Parker vibrato system
  • Locking tuners
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Case sold separately

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5.0

Parker PDF 80 Review

By Chris

from St Thomas Virgin Islands

About Me Professional Musician

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        Comments about Parker Guitars PDF Radial with Seymour Duncan Humbuckers Electric Guitar:

        This Parker PDF Radial is an amazing little guitar in so many ways.
        They really did totally rethink nearly every aspect of the electric guitar - it's totally apparent in even this 'budget' model.
        (And I personally love the vibe of a bolt on maple neck, nickel frets, ebony fingerboard, and mahogany/maple body anyway!)

        Aside from the remarkable lightness, and compactness of the body, the thing that really blows me away is the way it almost lovingly hugs your form.
        The upper horn curves subtly inward, and the strap button is on the inside, instead of the tip - this pulls the guitar gently, but snugly into your chest.
        The body is highly carved, and either tapers, or just fades away in strategic places - 'ergonomic' is an understatement in this case.

        I've battled with my Strat for years to find an ideal way for it to hang; even trying anchoring the strap to the neck bolts instead of the horn - never felt right.
        What a revelation to strap this thing on, and both the left and right hands fall exactly where they need to be, with no sensation of fighting the instrument.
        The fretting hand has unfettered, and completely linear access, from the lowest fret to the highest.
        The picking hand meets the strings in just the right way - pulling off fast, intricate lines is easier on this guitar than any other I've ever tried, especially while standing.
        It's like it becomes an extension of your body - you know it's there, but only in the right places - makes all my other electrics seem like clunkers in comparison.
        (These things are what the Godins - think LGXT, which I own -  WISH they were - Sorry Bob!)

        Absolutely the leanest, most unobtrusive, even-playing neck I've ever felt, and very low, clean action - almost embarrassing how easy this thing plays.
        Every note resonates and sustains - the radial neck joint really does pass noticeably more string resonance throughout the guitar - it's a very 'lively' instrument

        The tremolo feels buttery, but still full of bright, "Fender'y" sustain, and holds pitch really well - even in "free-floating" mode.
        No sense of mass, mechanical friction, or design compromise when using it - beats the G&L trem - no small feat.
        The volume knob has a nice stiff feel to it, while the tone knob turns freely - lots of thought put into every detail.
        (And a VERY nice piece of 3D looking flame Maple on the top - glad I went for the Honeyburst!)

        The pickups are are a bit of a compromise compared to a typical Fender style pickup array, though lots of great, usable tones easily can be dialed in.
        A dual humbucker guitar is always a pretty different beast, and you'll never quite nail the super-chimey, highly focused tones you can get out of a traditional Fender type axe.
        The Duncan designed pickups are indeed very musical and balanced however, and true to the claims; there is plenty of available high end detail.
        The fact that the scale length is a solid 25&1/2" contributes greatly to the punch and authority of the tone in general.
        And, unlike many coil-tapped humbucker axes, the tapped sounds are actually complimentary and usable - even the hum is fairly negligible.
        Very easy to push this thing into creamy, dynamic, harmonically rich overdrive just by using the volume knob and a bit of grit in the amp.
        (If they come out with a three pickup version of these import PDF guitars I will be first in line to get one!)

        Folks have varying attitudes and opinions about the recent wave of high quality, low cost guitars coming out of Asia.
        (I recently bought a Chinese made classical that sells for around the same as these Parkers, and it's an amazingly feature-rich, great sounding guitar.)
        My personal feeling is that, as a working musician, if I can get instruments of this quality for prices like this, I don't care if they're made on the moon.

        Kudos to Parker for having not only the pioneering design vision, but also the manufacturing and marketing savvy to pull this off - this guitar is the real deal!

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        5.0

        UPDATE to my previous post below.

        By MBH

        from Grayslake, IL

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Lightweight 64 Lbs
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Parker Guitars PDF Radial with Seymour Duncan Humbuckers Electric Guitar:

          This is an update to my post below about the intermittent static issue. I've carefully managed and monitored my clothing, surroundings, etc to get to the bottom of this intermittent static problem and I've finally determined what's causing it. My cell phone. If I have my cell phone in my cell phone belt holster case I guess it's close enough to the guitar to drive the electronics crazy. If the phone is in my pants pocket it's fine, but when on my belt, it sends a crazy signal (RF I guess) because of it's proximity to the guitar.

          Bottom line.... get this guitar. It's better than any strat but has piezo, low weight and a fast neck.

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          5.0

          Parker PDF85 Guitar Review

          By MBH

          from Grayslake, IL

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Parker Guitars PDF Radial with Seymour Duncan Humbuckers Electric Guitar:

            My journey began when I decided I wanted an electric 6-string guitar with piezo so I could get that acoustic sound and blend it with the electric sound when needed.

            At first I ordered a Godin A6 but in the 3 weeks I had it I just couldn't bond with it. The body felt clumsy, the neck felt clumsy and the tone just wasn't what I liked. Well made but not what I was looking for. So I checked the Musician Friend's inventory and saw the Parker PDF85. I got an RMA for the Godin and ordered the parker PDF85.

            I've had 3 other Parkers in my 62 years of lifetime and for the most part I was happy with Parkers so I felt that it would be worth the extra expense to get a Parker.

            I ordered a Flamed Tobacco finish but MF shipped me a Honey Burst. I would have preferred the darker Tobacco.

            The Parker I guess weighs between 6 and 6.5 pounds so it's light, the curvature of the back of the body makes it extremely comfortable to hold against you and the necks, like my previous Parkers are pretty good. I do like the USM pickups that come with it and I always pull the tuners off any new guitar and replace them with locking tuners so the fact that the Parker comes with them already is a plus.

            Tone wise, I couldn't be happier. I love the stock pickups and the piezo sound and with the proper blend I'm in heaven. If you like to play some rhytrhm guitar with some low end punch this baby can do it. If you like searing lead tones this baby can do it also. Overall I'm happy I ditched the Godin and paid to upgrade to this... but... when I got it the action was too high for my taste. I adjusted that and this guitar plays very sweetly with the 9s or 10s that it comes with. It's in fact very nice in the playability arena. It would be hard to beat at this price point.

            With that resolved the second issue is that it intermittently emits a static crackling sound which drives me crazy. I can't record with it or gig with it if that doesn't get resolved which angers me because I really love this guitar.

            It's not the amp or cable because I've tried several and it happens no matter which cable or amp. It's not the input jack and it's not all the time.

            I need to make a decision if I'm going to keep it or send it back... I'd like to keep it. If I do send it back I noticed that Musicians Friend won't have them again for 4 months. Then I'd have to go for a Music Man at twice the price but I'd like to keep this.

            Now having said all of this, I played the guitar today and no static. I've had this static issue 2 times in about 2 weeks that I've had this guitar.
            It doesn't happen all of the time. I'm trying to keep an open mind and I'm now thinking maybe it isn't even the guitar that's the source... I wonder since it's winter if static builds up in my clothes and makes its way to the guitar while I play and sends the crackle to the amp.

            I'll pay close attention and be certain I don't wear a sweater during the next week and make my decision.

            I tell you, this is a great guitar for the money and a joy to play that really inspires me to play more.

            It really is an awesome guitar.

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