I noticed the Parker Bass in Bass Player magazine this month. The construction is quite unique in that they have basically made a multilayered plywood bass. I think they said that it has 21 layers of wood at some point. Correct me if I'm wrong. I don't have the mag with me right now. The neck fits into the body of the bass also. Is that what a set neck is? Any way, they say that it has excellent resonance. I would tend to doubt that. I mean, how much resonance does 20 layers of glue have? I refer to the MTD website article on, "The Quest for Tone" that Mike Tobias wrote. They say that the different layers of wood arrainged in different configurations cancels out any imperfections in the wood, thus making the sound of the instrument more consistant than other bass manufacturers'. But what does it sound like? I wonder. The Parker guitars are supposed to be great versitile guitars. Is this how the guitars are made? Please remember that I have not played the bass and have no knowledge of them. I am somewhat skeptical about the instrument, though you never know until you've tried it. I would hesitate to purchase one until a few years worth of experience have been reported by some of you guys. Then again, Leo Fender was told he was nuts for making a solid body guitar. And the rest, they say, is history.