Parker Guitars Nitefly Mojo Flame
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Parker Guitars Nitefly Mojo Flame

Nitefly Mojo Flame, Altra Chitarra Elettrica Solid Body from Parker Guitars in the NiteFly series.

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heads on fire 21/10/2011

Parker Guitars Nitefly Mojo Flame : Recensione di heads on fire (content in English)

"This is a wonderful instrument."
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USA made
Mahogany body, basswood bolt-on neck
Parker Carbon-fiber fretboard
Parker Carbon-fiber coating on the back of the neck
22 Stainless Jumbo Frets
Sperzel locking tuners
Parker custom vibrato system
Seymour Duncan Jazz and JB pickups
Fishman active piezo with stereo/mono smart jack
Push pull coil tap
Magnetic volume
Magnetic tone
Piezo volume
3 way switch for magnetic pickup selection
3 way switch for mag, mag and piezo, piezo
And a partridge in a pear tree!


UTILIZATION

I've marked the other Fly models as a 10 here. The Nitefly should be a 9.9, but I'm only marking off because they are slightly (and only slightly) less incredible than the Fly. The Nitefly weighs about 6.5 pounds, which is pretty light for most guitars, but not in comparison to the Fly. The Fly also has 24 frets and a set-in neck with no heel, whereas the Nitefly has 22 frets and is bolted on. The extreme high frets on a Fly are just slightly easier to get to. Even with it weighing a bit more than a Fly, this guitar is still very ergonomic.

Of course, the vibrato system is to die for. It is very smooth, can get radical, and still stays in tune very well.

SOUNDS

Here's where a Nitefly shines in comparison to a Fly. The sounds are richer, deeper, more full - a lot like an SG or a Les Paul, only with the capability to split the coils and also use the acoustic sound of the piezo. I think the piezo actually sounds a touch better on my Nitefly. The guitar loses a touch of clarity as compared to the Fly, but makes up for it in ballsiness.

I love that the output jack is a smartjack, so it knows whether you are plugging in a stereo or a mono cable, and adjusts output accordingly. If the cable is mono, magnetic and piezo outputs both go to the same amp - one can get some great blended tones that way. If the cable is stereo, one can split the signal to two seperate amps, and that sounds otherworldly good and full. I am a piezo fan for life.

OVERALL OPINION

Of course I'd buy another one - I already have! My rave about the Nitefly concludes here with reiterating how good the guitar sounds. It plays 99.9999% as good as a Fly, but sounds a bit better. There's a bit of a trade off, but I'm glad I have at least one of each to choose from. I'd really recommend anyone else doing the same - getting at least one of each. These guitars are honestly (in my humble opinion) the best guitars in the world. They are certainly the most advanced, technologically.