2000 Parker Fly in red, minty condition arrived today, 2nd fly I've owned. I stupidly sold my Fly classic after a bad experience with another band not hiring me due to my gear not being "vintage", last time I do that! This guitar plays every bit as well as I remember my previous one playing. STUPID low action, no effort to play. I think I may figure out a different neck pickup, there is a bit of muddiness to it that is a lil annoying, but not a deal breaker, by any means. IMO the trick to getting along with this guitar is forget what you know about normal electrics and the bone conduction you get from the heavier vibrating body resonating against you. The fly doesn't give you that physical feedback that we all have grown accustomed to feeling, so the guitar feels cheap or has some intangible thing that doesn't allow you to bond with it. The tone is there, the playability and versatility is too. I am pretty tall, so I don't have the issue with the upper horn digging into your chest like some have mentioned. Anyway, I'm tickled to have another one!