ken parker archtops: WOW. surely a new & different paradigm.....

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  1. uburoibob

    uburoibob Silver Supporting Member

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    Look at the bright side, Mr. Torn - you get the oil!
    Or is it the grease?

    Bob
     
  2. splatt

    splatt Gold Supporting Member

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    ha!
    yeah, i'm a squeaky wheel, sometimes..... that def needs rounding.
     
  3. clemduolian

    clemduolian Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking that 'tis better for you to keep your edge(s) than go for rounding, sir splatt.
     
  4. s2y

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    No clue if the dude was implying that technique wasn't clean. The squeaks are there....so what?

    One could say that this shows that these guitars have a fairly high end frequency response.

    I think it sounded good and these are interesting guitars. I think the designs are absolutely trippy. I'd be afraid of trying one of these out, mostly due to the price tag and me inevitably wanting one.
     
  5. Galisti G

    Galisti G Member

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    read my lips, I said the piece is beautiful and
    so are the guitars. Geeezzzz. My God, one thought
    that doesn't jive and the piss starts.
    I from Indonesia.
    And Splatt is very professional and well spoken when a
    an opinion is given. There is hope.

    S2y " dude".....uugghh
    I have played guitar for thirty years. Mine are better
    than yours and I have either met you or already
    know you. I'm out of here girls.
     
  6. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    Ummmm...no. No piss on my end. I hadn't noticed the squeaks until you pointed them out, and I think it's good that you did. I have never really considered that aspect of playing as something you could control, and your suggestion is certainly valid. My commentary to splatt was strictly in good humor and sarcasm. Sorry if that intent was lost due to the emotionless/gesture-less interwebs. I still hear all those squeaks in his post though. Stupid squeaky mouse of his.
     
  7. s2y

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    Oh yeah?! How much ya bench?
     
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    Blauserk Silver Supporting Member

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    Just thought I'd revive this thread for its good parts (great recordings and photos), even at the risk of dredging up the bad bits (squeak, squeak).

    Man, I would love to have the chance to try one out. What a design!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Galisti G

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    Thank you Blauserk for bringing back my favorite discussion, "Squeaky Ken Parker guitars.".
    I'm joking, really! Actually Ken has my deposit and eventually I'll receive one of the finest guitars in the world...
    nonsqueaky,
    Galisti
     
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  10. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    I never meant to be nasty. If my silliness with splatt was interpreted as such, my apologies.

    I tried to be very clear in my post that I APPRECIATED your commentary.
     
  11. Sam Evans

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    Still need to go see to Clem in Drippin' for some Yo-Yo time. I have no one to blame but myself.
     
  12. Jack Gilvey

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    Wow...everything about that is stunning.
     
  13. splatt

    splatt Gold Supporting Member

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    thank you, jack;
    i'm glad that you're enjoying it.
     
  14. Galisti G

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    I apologize to you too Sam. Thanks for your kind response.
    We all have one thing in common, we dig Ken's guitars. . .
    nsqeeky
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  15. splatt

    splatt Gold Supporting Member

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    anyway, so.....
    until tomorrow, i have another of ken's incredible guitars, here;
    i think i dig this one even more than i did "stella".

    it's new,
    and it's called "fig", and it plays..... perfectly, even in my dropped tunings......
    gorgeous & balanced, characterful & specific, without any trace nor hint of 'sterility', whatsoever:
    damn.
    killer.
     
  16. jwoertz

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    Same Parker as Parker Guitars? Same headstock as the electrics.
     
  17. uburoibob

    uburoibob Silver Supporting Member

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    Same Ken Parker. He sold Parker Guitars about 8 years ago and they are now (and have been since the sale) completely non-related.

    Ken started building his archtops in late 2006. Essentially, he did the same thing for archtop guitars that he did for solid bodies - he completely rethought them and made a quantum leap in their design and construction. Incredible instruments.

    Bob
     
  18. uburoibob

    uburoibob Silver Supporting Member

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    Fig is. Whoa. I love Fig.

    Nice that Fig is in your hands.

    Bob
     
  19. splatt

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    so cool!

    have you played this one, bob?
     
  20. uburoibob

    uburoibob Silver Supporting Member

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    I have David! I was fortunate to be able to play a bunch of them, but none built since NAMM of this year. For some reason, Olive is still a guitar I have a soft spot for, but she is unique. Fig is my other number 1 - of the ones I've played.

    Enjoy. I wish I was headed down there this weekend. I just updated Ken's site with a guitar he delivered in June called "The Penguin". It's a cutaway built to the dimensions of Mira, but it has a shorter tailpiece. I'd love to hear it - and I believe it's going to be in Woodstock for part of the show. If you would, give me your impression.

    Bob
     
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