Parker Fly Electric Guitar

Description (Brief)
This electric guitar was made by Parker Guitars of Willmington, Massachusetts in 1997. The company began in the early 1990s by luthier, Ken Parker. Parker Fly guitars are unique in their appearance and incorporate a radical new approach to the construction of electric guitars. Ken Parker was co-patentee with Lawrence Fishman on a number of patents for this new style of guitar. In 2003 the company was sold to U.S. Music Corporation in Illinois. This electric guitar is a Fly Classic Model, serial #028017BMH, with four control knobs: master volume, magnetic volume, magnetic tone, and piezo volume and tone, and two toggle switches: magnetic pickup selector and piezo/magnetic pickup selector.
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Date made
Parker Guitars
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Wilmington
overall: 45 cm x 32 cm x 95 cm; 17 11/16 in x 12 5/8 in x 37 3/8 in
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Credit Line
Gift of Ken Parker and Larry Fishman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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