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Parker Guitars PM-20 Single Cut Electric Guitar
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Born out of innovative Parker engineering, the Parker PM-20 Single Cut Electric Guitar is a single cutaway design with a mahogany body and mahogany s...Click To Read More About This Product
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Gorgeous quilted bubinga or flamed maple top and venomous humbuckers with coil tapping.
Born out of innovative Parker engineering, the Parker PM-20 Single Cut Electric Guitar is a single cutaway design with a mahogany body and mahogany set neck. Equipped with custom wound Parker Stinger humbuckers, the PM-20 screams "play me!" Push-pull coil tapping gives you an edgier tone on the fly. 25-1/2" scale.
- Quilted bubinga or flamed maple top
- Mahogany body
- Set mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard
- String-through bridge
- Custom-wound Parker Stinger Alnico humbuckers
- Coil tapping
- 10" to 13" conical fretboard radius
- 25-1/2" scale
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I own several PRS guitars all very highend and this is one of the only guitars I have played that is on the same level of playability as my Paul Read Smith guitars. In my opinion anyways. It plays very fast and smooth. Great guitar and way cheaper than a PRS!!!!
A little bit of Les Paul and a Strat all rolled into a single cutaway Parker body. Push pull coil tap offers the best of all worlds. The neck feels awesome and fast once you get used to the flat fretboard. Super detailing without a single flaw of any type. I was not looking to buy a new guitar. After playing the PM-20, the decision was out of my hands!
This is really a great guitar.I have been a Fender man forever, but wanted something to play different stuff (other than blues)- why I own nothing but Teles.I test drove this guitar and was immediately hooked. Sound is fantastic, and the neck is the best I have ever played on.It is very light and it fels very small, but it is within an inch of being the same length as my Teles.Cons: 1.The jack nut just won't stay tightened.2.It won't stay in tune. The intonation is perfect, yet I retune after every song. I do some pretty heavy bending, and maybe this is the cause, or it's just those 9-42 strings. I'll be trying a new set here shortly, and if that doesn't take care of the problem, I'll be contacting the company.
I was saving up for a Gibson BFG and ran across a PM-20 that had gone on and off lay-away at the local guitar store. Played it and was blown away. The only issues we a couple of frets not set well and snagged the high E a few times during aggressive soloing... and the guy at the store cut the G slot in the nut too deeply setting it up for heavier stings. You won't find a higher quality guitar for the price, and its beauty is only over shadowed by the lovely feel of playing this guitar.
Well, after shopping around for a guitar that can give me the sound and feel I wanted, Parker finalized my decision with the PM20. Everything about this guitar is simply brillant, the neck is narrow, fast and very player friendly. The stock pups' are good, with the coil taps it is very versitile in sound. The guitar has excellent sustain, I will eventually change out the pick ups for some Ducans or equivilant, but I'm not in a big hurrry to do so. The guitar is amazingly light and still carries a punch that will hit you in the gut once you play it. The craftmanship in this guitar is astounding, the Bubinga is a beautiful finish, the pic they have here does not do it justice! I gave the features a 9 due to the stock pups' and the chrome hardware, in which I prefer the black hardware, but I assure you it takes nothing away from this amazingly fast and punchy guitar, I have to say the overall design and feel of this guitar is what made my decision, I've seen guitars priced at a grand that cannot hold a candle to this one! I will be buying a Parker Fly in the future, they have absolutely impressed this player of 12yrs!
This is a great quality guitar! I was very impressed with the craftsmanship. It has a set neck (no bolt-on here) and beautifully carved contours and archtop. It is one of the easiest playing guitars I have ever seen. My fingers are somewhat clumsy, but I can just imagine what this guitar is capable of in the hands of a gifted player. The only negative might be the pickups. They are a little low on complexity and clarity. But hey, for this price they're good enough. I was also intrigued by the coil tapping possibilities. However, when the PUs are used as single coils the output drops substantially. Still an outstanding overall value.
This guitar has the quality of a les paul. The feel of this guitar is is like running your hand over a pool of honey. The engineers at parker put together one of the greatest guitars ever, combining fender feel with gibson sound. And if you want, you can also get fender sound if you pull up the volume or tone knob (depending on wich pickup you use) splitting the humbucker into a single coil pickup. You can get many other guitars for this price range, but none will sound or feel like this beauty.
This past weekend my guitar died and the lead guitarist in my band let me use his Parker PM - 20. I have played almost 20 years, have done studio work and have played some of the most incredible guitars on the market. The Parker was incredible... from the action on the frets to the sound of the pick-ups the guitar is as good as anything I have ever played. If you are looking for a solid guitar, easy to play and great depth - buy this guitar. I am ordering one myself!
This guitar is amazing, very, very versatile. The coil tapping works wonderfully, so now you dont have to buy a strat. The mahogany body is great for lush cleans and heavy, modern metal tones. I have had this guitar for 5 months and it has held up wonderfully, the tuners are amazing. The only complaint I have is that the original pickups are muddy and lacking sound quality, but after slapping in an Air Norton and a D Sonic it sounds amazing! Parker keep up the good work!
I bought mine about a year and a half ago. I still love it. It plays itself, at least that's what the neck feels like. I can't imagine a better value for twice as much.I rated features at 4 1/2 just because I think it should be equipped with a Jeff Beck pickup at the bridge and a Jazz at the neck. Oh yeah, that would be Parker's deluxe version of this guitar!Just buy it and play it.
I just received my new Parker today. It is everything it is supposed to be. It was set up perfectly right out of the box. The thing was even in tune, except the B string. If you like a versatile guitar but want a good mid-range price, this should be your first choice. Great with a Line-6 modeling amp.
The PM20 is a guitar with innovative design:No inlays or dots on fretboard since you cant see them while playing. Headstock designed so there is no need for string trees and the poles are in a straight line given no odd angles which means that it stays in tune forever and the strings swing freely. Very resonant body and a nice variety of tones from the coiltabs and pots and 3-way shift.Two things make this guitar a guitar from Heaven: The first thing is the wonderful and expressive sounds so well suited for blues and the other thing is the astonishing playability. Some guitars (ex. Teles) forces you to pull notes off the fretboard but on this Parker guitar it is possible to push notes of the fretboard so they fly in all direction with allmost no effort at all. It felt at home the very first time I tried it and it will be played a lot. You better get one now since it so obviously will be a collectors item.