Those who monitor our inventory know how fond we are of the work of Ken Parker. We've purchased and sold dozens of these fine and very unique guitars over the years. With their unique design elements, high tech materials and exotic electronics, there is really no other instrument quite like a Parker guitar. Unfortunately, Parkers are no longer being manufactured, so it appears that those already in circulation are all there will be.
Offered here is a superb "pre-refined" era Parker Fly Deluxe in Ruby Red finish. Built in 1995, just the third year of the Fly's production, this Deluxe has all of the revolutionary design elements that genius Ken Parker envisioned for the Fly when it was originally introduced. Many of these features, such as the exposed balance wheel and four button controls, were eliminated in later versions in an effort to control manufacturing costs. Many Parker aficionados are adamant that these pre-2003 guitars, built while Ken still owned the company, are the best Parkers that were ever produced.
This 1995 guitar has a Basswood body and a Poplar neck. The electronics include the early versions of the DiMarzio humbuckers and the piezo saddles and pre-amp. It has the original Fly features, including the aforementioned face-mounted balance wheel, four-button control layout, the push-button piezo/stereo activation switch, etc. It weighs just 4 pounds, 15 ounces and plays like butter. It sounds great too, as evidenced by the provided sound sample.
Clean examples of these early models are hard to find, but this guitar is one of few. Despite being nearly a quarter century old, this example remains in fabulous condition. It shows no flaws of any significance and the stainless steel frets remain in near flawless condition. It comes with the accessories shown and in a newer Parker premium hardshell case which is in very good condition but is a little rough around the edges.
With the cessation of production, all Parker models are in demand. Clean examples, particularly clean "pre-refined" guitars like this Deluxe, are sure to be collectibles. Make this beauty yours today!
"Pre-Refined" Era 1995
Condition: Near Mint
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