Originally Posted by 7 strings of hate
The price is crazy, but to be fair the guitar also has a LOT of shit packaged into it:
The Sustainiac pickup in the neck serves up an amazing array of liquid tones when in the Sustainiac Mode. When the tone control is turned fully clockwise it enables an octave up Sustainiac mode. A DiMarzio humbucking pickup in the bridge position gives you all the great tones of a traditional guitar. An RMC piezo system in the bridge saddles offers lush acoustic guitar tones. The built-in Line 6 Variax System puts 25 different guitar models at your command. The Variax offers 5 categories, each with 5 different sounds triggered by a 5-way slide switch, plus 10 custom user-defined presets. This Parker guitar can also drive any MIDI controller with its 13-pin output giving you access to the world of guitar synths.
Let's see... A normal bridge pickup, a sustainer with an octave up mode, a Variax kit, a peizo, AND a synth guitar. That's a lot of pretty crazy shit.
The Gibson '54 Jeff Beck, meanwhile, is a fancy coat of paint and a few moments' noodling by a famous guitarist, for two and a half times the cost.
I mean, I wouldn't buy either, but at least the Parker is more than your average Fly...