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Parker Guitars Announces New Model: The DragonFly

United States
Chicago, IL, August 4, 2009 – Parker Guitars introduces the DF824 DragonFly, the first new USA production model Parker since 2005.

The Dragonfly is equipped with all the great features Parker is known for in an elegantly carved new shape, showcasing a new, more traditional and ergonomically shaped upper horn while retaining the look and feel that is unmistakably Parker. The flared headstock provides more strength and allows for a thinner profile and a faster, more comfortable neck. The DragonFly also features a 22 fret fingerboard enabling precise placement of the neck pickup for that classic neck-position tone. An HSS pickup configuration has been utilized for the wider palette of tones that today’s guitarists demand from a high end instrument. Pickup mounting has also been improved to allow players to swap out the included Duncans with the pickup of their choice. The DragonFly also marks the first time Parker has combined the premium tone woods of alder and basswood in a production model, further providing a wider range of attainable tones.

Carved Alder body and Basswood neck
Parker custom-cast aluminum vibrato bridge, stainless steel saddles
HSS Pickup configuration
Seymour Duncan SSL2 neck and middle, TB11 bridge pickups
5-way mag pickup selector
Custom Fishman piezos and stereo voltage-doubled pre-amp
Custom Parker vibrato system
Sperzel® Trim-Lok™ tuners
5 lbs.
Available in Tobacco Sunburst, White, Dusty Black and Black Cherry.
Retail Price: $4,499.00

Two new Artist Signature models have been created based on the new DragonFly design, the VRFD1 Vernon Reid model and the ADFM1 Adam Dutkiewicz model. Please visit parkerguitars.com for information on these Parker guitars.

Parker Guitars is owned by US Music Corp., located just north of Chicago. US Music Corp. is a uniquely positioned, fully integrated musical instrument company that manufactures and markets instruments, accessories and audio equipment for professionals, aspiring professionals, collectors, hobbyists and beginner musicians. Also owned by US Music Corp are Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars, Eden Electronics, Oscar Schmidt and Vinci Strings.
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