When is a tele not a tele

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When is a tele not a tele

Post by greebo830 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:02 pm

Okay so after managed to keep GAS under fairly under control until last week I've now added this little beauty to the fold. Not really had chance to try her in anger but from the pieces I played after restringing her I'm not sure that my tele's are gonna get a lot of love in the near future. Ladies & Gentlemen I present the -

Parker P-36
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Full specs are =
Ash body
Satin Vintage Tinted Hard Rock Maple Neck
Vintage Tinted Maple Fingerboard
Black Pickguard
22 Medium Frets
25 ½” Scale Length
10”-13” Neck Radius
Seymour Duncan “52” Tele pickups (aftermarket swap)
Mini Grover Machineheads
Fishman Powerbridge VT Bridge
1 Volume, 1 Tone Control & Piezo Volume
3 Way Switch (standard pickups)
3 way Mag/Piezo selector (Piezo alone, piezo/standard pickups combined & standard pickups alone)
Vintage White

Full review of this and the Vintage VS-6 MRMA later in the week

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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by kdanie » Mon May 21, 2018 6:15 pm

So would that be a "Flycaster"???

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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by mbene085 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:33 pm

You know, I totally forgot that Parkers were a thing. Haven't seen one in years.

I remember when those Powerbridges came out. Do you find it a usable tone? I've never been one for piezos in my acoustics, but the Fishman Aura made a big difference

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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Mon May 21, 2018 8:32 pm

I've picked up two different parkers in shops. They both felt and played sooo good. The shapes were not traditional enough for me, but man..sometimes I wonder how nice it would be to have one

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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by mackerelmint » Mon May 21, 2018 9:03 pm

Daaaaaamn! That's pretty hot. I've never played a parker, but I've always liked the look and heard good things, and the versatility of the piezos is a big draw for me as well. Can you MIDI one of those with graphtech ghosts, I wonder? That's a really neat guitar you have there.
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by Magnatoner » Tue May 22, 2018 6:36 pm

Call me crazy, but is that not an offset guitar?

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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by windmill » Tue May 22, 2018 7:07 pm

Magnatoner wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Call me crazy, but is that not an offset guitar?

Never crossed my mind till you pointed it out.

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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by leokula » Wed May 23, 2018 10:32 am

Magnatoner wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Call me crazy, but is that not an offset guitar?
OH FFS HERE COMES OFFSET POLICE AGAIN!!!

Nah jk :)

I never cared about parkers, this one looks kinda cool tho. Like a tele crossed a portal to a geometric dimension and had some if it's lines suffer the consequences.
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