Those who monitor our inventory know how fond we are of Parker guitars. We've purchased and sold dozens of these fine and very unique guitar electronics, there is really no other instrument quite like a Parker guitar.
Offered here is a Fly Classic built in 1995, the second year of Parker production. This early model has all of the early and revolutionary design elements that genius Ken Parker envisioned for the Fly. Such early models can be easily identified of course by the exposed balance wheel and four button controls, features which 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 Classic has a Mahogany body and a Basswood neck. It has a transparent cherry finish on top and a solid red finish on the back and neck. The electronics include DiMarzio humbuckers and a Fishman piezo systyem. 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 5.4 pounds and plays like butter. It sounds great too, as evidenced by the provided sound sample.
Despite it's age, this guitar shows only a few cosmetic flaws which are shown in the photos. Aside from these flaws and some very light scuffing in the playing area, it remains in great condition and the stainless steel frets remain in near flawless condition. These typically came with just a gig bag, but this one comes in a Parker hardshell case with the trem arm and tools. It is currently set up with .11's and the appropriate gauge trem spring.
No longer in production, these early models are getting increasingly hard to find at a reasonable price. Make this 1995 Fly Classic, with the bonus of a hardshell case, yours today!
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